Mulligatawny

Just what is Mulligatawny?

Well from what I can tell from my little bits of research:

Mulligatawny is an Anglo-Indian recipe. In Indian cuisine, soup does not play a large part. So the Anglos developed a soup with Indian flavors. It can be made in many different ways, and with different ingredients. Ranging from the addition of bananas and apples to a lightly flavored vegetable soup.

I have never had Mulligatawny from anywhere, not a can, not a recipe, but I threw together some ingredients and what I thought a good Mulligatawny would be, and the results were spicy and fabulous.

Make this soup for those chilly evenings. Fast and Delicious.

Turmeric is a major component of this soup. Turmeric has been shown to be an anti-inflammatory. If you are not already taking turmeric as a supplement, try making this soup and see how you feel. Also if you are feeling a cold coming on, or are congested this is the perfect remedy!

 

Mulligatawny Soup with Lamb

Ingredients

Dice:

1 onion
2 stalks celery
1 large carrot
1 sweet potato
1/2 bell pepper
1/2 cup dried unsweetened coconut

Cut into small bit size pieces:

Lamb (chops, stew meat etc)

Heat oil in bottom of large dutch oven.
Add vegetables and lamb.
Cook until lamb releases juices and vegetables soften

Add:

finely grated ginger
2 cloves of garlic
Tablespoon or more of spicy curry (I recommend Madras Tamarind)
2 tsps tumeric
a touch of cumin
and a pinch of garam masala

Stir well for 2 minutes.

Add one can Coconut Milk (not the sweet kind, the kind you find in the Asian part of your market)
2 cups of chicken stock
salt
pepper
1 tsp sugar

Bring to a boil and let simmer until potatoes are cooked through and flavors have mellowed.

Serve with fresh cilantro leaves.

Turkish Lamb Kofta with Tomato Sauce

I am a big pile of anxiety. I have to remind myself to take a breath, a nourishing breath. My nights are sleepless. I don’t feel like me, the old me is gone. Someone has replaced her. We have decided that we will continue to treat the PCOS with a low GI diet. Very few carbs, mostly organic meats, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and legumes. I have started to take a prenatal vitamin. I don’t know about you, but vitamins make me feel a little ill. Todays meal is one of my very favorites. It is spicy, rich and satisfying.

Turkish Lamb Kofta with Tomato Sauce (adapted from Sultan’s Kitchen)

Yield: 4 portions

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 pounds ground lamb
1/2 small Spanish onion, grated
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 eggs
1 tablespoon cumin, ground
1 teaspoon Turkish red pepper
1 teaspoon sumac, ground
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Tomato Sauce

3 to 4 fresh tomatoes (or a 12oz can)
olive oil
salt and pepper

Instructions:

To make kofta, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with hands. Heat oil in skillet (or prepare grill). Form meat into 1 inch balls and place in hot oil. Cook and turn until cooked through.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in small pot. Add tomatoes and salt and pepper until it is heated through.

Serve with tomato sauce and fresh plain yogurt.