Mulligatawny Soup with Jasmine Rice
All this Arctic Vortex talk (and accompanying blizzard aftermath) has got your intrepid Gluten-Free Goddess shivering in her skivvies and sporting a Brooklyn-style knit beanie at her desk. Outside our winter rental it is a frosty 17ºF as I type (a heat wave- up from 8ºF upon waking). Remind me again why we chose Cape Cod for our Winter of 2014 I mutter, shuffling in double socks to brew my favorite anti-depressant. A steaming cuppa Joe.
The sky is icy blue this morning. And I am craving mulligatawny. As luck or fate or Plan B foresight would have it, I have enough ingredients on hand to make my favorite soup for lunch today. A simpler, easier version of my well worn recipe for Vegetarian Mulligatawny.
I skipped the cabbage and cauliflower and canned tomatoes this time, and upped the carrots for a bright, fresh tasting- dare I say- healthy potage (that's a fancy word for soup, as you, Darling, already surely know; I just mention it in case you might think I'm getting snobby or elitist or uppity- Goddess forbid!).
I blame the Arctic Vortex.
Mulligatawny Soup Recipe with Jasmine Rice
This quick and easy version of mulligatawny is vegetarian by default- I don't add the traditional chicken to my mulligatawny. But if you'd prefer to add some foul, make sure those birds were free range and organically raised. Why? Watch Food Inc and find out.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon gluten-free red curry paste or curry powder, to taste
1 medium red onion, peeled, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 quart light vegetable broth
1 cup coconut milk
Juice from 1 or 2 medium limes, as needed
1 teaspoon raw organic agave nectar or organic raw sugar
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 14-oz. can chick peas, rinsed and drained
Finely diced red onion, apple, or chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
You'll also need:
1 pot of cooked jasmine rice
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More mulligatawny-inspired soup recipes from food bloggers:
Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup from Lisa's Kitchen
Mulligatawny Soup from Ahaar- Pleasure and Sustenance
Red Lentil Soup at 101 Cookbooks
Vegetarian Lentil Soup at Kalyn's Kitchen
The Accidental Soup Recipe: Chick Peas, Ginger and Coriander at Pinch My Salt