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Mulligatawny Soup

What you need: 

2 tablespoon margarine
2 onions, peeled and chopped
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup toovar dal (dried yellow split peas)
2 cans diced tomatoes
4 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
10 cups water
1 can thick coconut milk
salt to taste
4 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

What you do: 

In a fine sieve, pick over the dal and rinse thoroughly. In a small stockpot, heat the margarine. Add the onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and carrot, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the dal, water, chopped tomatoes, curry powder, and pepper. Simmer over medium heat for 35 minutes, until the split peas are soft. Cool. In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, or a blender, puree the split pea mixture. Strain the soup through a sieve into the saucepan. Add the coconut milk, salt, and cilantro. Gently simmer for 5 minutes. Serve hot (over cooked basmati rice if desired).

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this tonight, and it was really tasty.  I added a bit of vegetarian broth powder, as well as about 2 tsp of cayenne pepper to give it a little more "zing".  One thing, though - a "small" stock pot?  Really?!?  I used what I thought was a fairly normal-sized pot, and ended up dumping it into a bigger pot (and then into a still _bigger_ pot) as the ingredients built up.  I'd recommend starting with a _large_ pot.  Also, my food processor and blender are now tinted a lovely shade of yellow from the tumeric.  I didn't let the stuff cool off much before I blended it, because I was in a hurry, so that likely contributed to the dying of the plastic.  Thanks for the recipe!

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^ haha
sounds really good and i have 2 bags of lentils in the cabinet
sooo, im makin it soon!!! i need to buy veggies!

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I followed this recipe pretty closely except I used a mixture of vegan broth, Braggs, and water for the liquid. I also used a bit less so that it would be really thick! Oh I guess I also used 2.5 cups of yellow lentils instead of the split peas.

Aaaaaaand.. also I didn't blenderize it- just left it as is haha!

But it's delicious! And it makes tons and tons so it's great for a big family dinner in autumn or winter! :) Delicious

It looks beautiful too! I even took a picture to prove it!

This is definitely a favorite recipe of mine for Mulligatawny... and if you don't like it-

NO SOUP FOR YOU!

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