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Mulligatawny Soup

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Ingredients
  Coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For the soup
  Chicken stock 944 Milliliter (4 Cups)
  Chicken thighs 16 Ounce, trimmed of all visible fat and skin (4 Thighs, 4 Ounce / 113 Gram Each)
  Extra light olive oil 1 Teaspoon (With A Dash Of Sesame Oil)
  Sesame oil 1 Dash
  Yellow onion 1 Large, peeled and thinly sliced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled, smashed and finely chopped
  Dried lentils 118 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
  Bay leaf 1
  White rice 236 Milliliter, cooked (1 Cup, Superfine Grind)
  Yogurt 118 Milliliter, strained (1/2 Cup)
  Lemon 1 , squeezed
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 59 Milliliter, strained, mixed with 1/4 teaspoon coconut essence (1/4 Cup, For Garnish)
  Coconut essence 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Curry powder 4 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) For the POP, take a small coffee mill and grind coriander, cumin seed, ginger, cinnamon and turmeric in it to a fine powder.
2) Allow the chicken stock to come to a slow boil and cook the chicken for 25 minutes in the stock until the internal temperature of the chicken registers 165°F (75°C) on a kitchen thermometer.
3) Take off the chicken and allow it to cool enough to handle and then debone it.
4) Make the chunks of meat into smaller pieces and set aside.
5) Strain and save the chicken stock.
6) Into a large stockpot over medium heat, pour oil and sauté onion and garlic in it for 2 minutes.
7) Mix in curry powder, until the onion and garlic are well coated and the curry powder is warmed.
8) Stir in lentils, bay leaf and reserved chicken stock and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
9) Lower the heat and simmer the mixture for 30 minutes.
10) Discard the bay leaf and then mix in chicken meat and rice and warm through.
11) Into the soup, push 1 teaspoon of the POP through a fine sieve and mix in coconut essence.
12) Take off the soup from heat and then add in yogurt until well incorporated.
13) Ensure that the soup is not too hot for this step or the yogurt will curdle.
14) Mix in lemon juice, to taste, and the salt.

SERVING
15) Pour the soup into individual serving bowls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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