The Memsahib's Mulligatawny Soup: Anglo-Indian Curried Soup
35 mins (prep 10, cooking 25)
23 ingredients
6 servings
The British have always been fond of highly spiced food, a taste which can be traced back in our cooking to medieval times and which can be seen today in our pungent commercially prepared sauces and mustards. This tasty curried broth belongs to the early nineteenth century and is part of the heritage of the British Raj. British people who spent years in India grew to love the local spicy food and brought back their favourite recipes which were adapted in the Victorian kitchen. "Pepper Water" was the nearest thing to soup in the cuisine of India, and indeed the word mulligatawny comes from the Tamil words molegoo (pepper) and tunes (water). It was originally a vegetarian 'sauce', but the British added meat and various other ingredients to create a variety of mulligatawnies, which were popular in India and Ceylon, but had an extremely bad press back home in England! A basic peppered water was flavoured with various other ingredients, then the soup would be served with side bowls of cooked rice, lime wedges, grated coconut, snippets of fried bacon, quartered hard-boiled eggs and sliced chillies. You helped yourself to what you wanted - a meal in itself. I serve mine with Raita and Chutney, and sometimes hard-boiled eggs, you can add whatever you like to the basic soup posted below. This recipe was taken from The Memsahib's Cookbook and has been adapted to personal taste.

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Serving Size (8.79 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 8.96 Calories from Fat 0.99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.11g 1.06%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0.5%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 58.06mg 14.51%
Total Carbohydrate 2.23g 4.47%
Dietary Fiber 0.33 g 7.82%
Sugars 1.47 g %
Protein 0.12g 1.48%
Vitamin A 193.47IU% Vitamin C 0.14mg%
Calcium 3.21mg% Iron 0.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coconut cream, ground cumin, ground coriander, curry paste, tomato puree, chopped cooked chicken, cooked rice, fresh ground pepper, hard-boiled egg, chopped tomato, chopped onion, fried onions