Mulligatawny Soup – Warm your soul with this aromatic and satisfying soup that offers a tantalizing blend of savory and sweet notes.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into thin cutlets)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 carrot, diced (or 12 diced baby carrots)
- 2 ribs celery, chopped
- 6 – 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
- 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup red lentils
- Cilantro for garnish
- Cooked jasmine rice
- In a Dutch oven over medium heat, add butter and olive oil.
- Season the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Add the chicken to the Dutch oven. Brown on each side in batches until it is about 80% cooked. Remove to a plate, cover, and set aside.
- In the Dutch oven, add onion. Saute until translucent.
- Add the carrot and celery. Saute until softened.
- Add the apple and saute until it begins to soften.
- Add the garlic and ginger. Saute 2 – 3 minutes.
- Add the spices: curry powder, ground coriander, cumin, and turmeric. Bloom by sauteing 2 – 3 minutes.
- Once the spices are fragrant, add the chicken stock and the red lentils. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook approximately 30 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and allow the soup to cool slightly (approximately 5 – 10 minutes).
- Ladle the soup into a large blender (or use an immersion blender). Puree until smooth. Be careful to remove the center cap and blend on a very low speed. Otherwise, it could send hot soup all over you and your kitchen 😊.
- Return the soup to the Dutch oven over low heat.
- Dice the chicken and add it back into the soup over medium heat. Allow the soup to finish cooking the chicken and heating through.
- Ladle the soup into bowls for serving.
- Add a few spoonfuls of cooked rice into each bowl. Garnish with cilantro.
- Enjoy your delicious bowl of Mulligatawny Soup!