Dec 20, 2010

{quick & speedy mulligatawny}

we have been devouring soups the past few months. 
i have never felt north carolina SO COLD before!!! 
i am nearly positive all of the arizona has been sucked from me for good for two reasons:
1.) i'm actually beginning to think having pale legs for the rest of my life isn't a bad thing
2.) today as i was driving, the radio told me it was 28 degrees & i said 'thank GOODNESS it's warming up today!' before i even really thought about it. & last time i checked, 28 is still below freezing!!!

so we are making progress. & i think i'm going to survive this winter after all, thanks :)

SO. in other news, daniel & i love indian food. 
& i haven't had an enormous amount of success making it, personally. but we love it all the same.
& this soup, by the way, was easy peasy to make & it turned out gooood. 
it is called mulligatawy. don't ask me to say it out loud. it will sound like i'm sneezing on you. or casting made-up spells. 
but however you say it, it is perfectly delicious for wintery days. we will definitely have it a few times more before winter is over, & its a good introduction to indian food if you've never had it before...

for the chicken:
1 whole chicken breast {boneless + skinless & cut into small, bit sized pieces}
*a pince of salt & pepper

for the soup:
*3 tablespoons of butter
*1 medium onion {diced}
3 cloves of garlic {minced}
*1/4 cup of flour
*1 tablespoon of curry powder
*16 oz. of chicken or veggie broth
*2 cups of coconut milk
*1 granny smith apple {peeled + diced}
*1 tablespoon of honey or sugar
*1 teaspoon of sea salt, black pepper & cayenne pepper to taste {optional}

no. 1
heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium/high heat, add salt, pepper & chicken. stir occasionally until cooked. & set chicken to side in a bowl

no. 2
using your same pot, reduce heat to medium & add remaining butter, onion & garlic. stir occasionally until your onions are beginning to brown.

no. 3
sprinkle flour over the onions. add curry powder & combine. then add chicken broth & cook for about 5 minutes.

no. 4
add coconut milk, sugar & any additional spices & cook for another 5 minutes.

no. 5
add chicken & apple & cook for 10 minutes. let sit for 5 or so minutes before serving.

& voila! yummy soup.

serve with basmati rice. either on the side or in your soup is reaaally yummy, too :)

{adapted from the pioneer womans recipe here}


  1. that looks so good. i love indian food.

    i'm passing this on to my mama.

  2. good lad :)
    you'll have to tell me if you all like it.

  3. I'm glad you're hating on this North Carolina weather also! Yesterday I drove with my windows down, as it was a balmy 50 degrees.
    Love your blog :)