Mulligatawny soup

Mulligatawny soup
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Ready in 30 minutes

This clever recipe uses time-saving products, perfect for a quick and easy starter.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 300g finely chopped vegetables (we like Aunt Bessie’s Finely Chopped Vegetables, from most supermarkets), or similar
  • 2 tbsp Madras curry paste (we like Patak’s, from supermarkets)
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 800ml vegetable stock, hot
  •  250g ready-cooked basmati rice (we like Tilda Steamed Basmati Rice)
  • Plain yogurt and fresh coriander sprigs to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and sauté the onion for 5 minutes until beginning to soften. Stir in the chopped vegetables and cook for a couple of minutes, then stir through the curry paste, tomato purée and stock.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are tender. Using a stick blender, whizz the soup until smooth.
  3. Stir through the rice and simmer for 5 minutes until the rice is heated through and the flavours have combined. Season to taste, then divide between two bowls. Top each with a good dollop of yogurt and a fresh coriander sprig.


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