A health-conscience friend gave this recipe to me. She uses cannelloni beans, I happen to love lima beans, so I used them to make this spicy soup. I have had Mulligatawny several times before, and recall that one version used raisins--very good. Since I am a person who feels the need to know what something means, I did a search on the name “Mulligatawny” and found that it means "pepper water."
1 skinless whole chicken breast, leave bone in breast
1-15 oz. can lima beans, drained
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 large onion, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 Tbspn. vegetable oil
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
1-1 1/2 Tbsp. curry powder
1 tspn. grated fresh ginger
3 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 medium potato, peeled and diced
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
Cayenne pepper, to taste
4 or 5 pieces of wheat bread, toasted (optional)
Place whole chicken breast in a large, deep pot. To the pot add the following, chicken broth, lima beans, all of the large chopped onion and the chopped apple. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until chicken is done. Remove chicken breast from pot and set aside to cool. . When chicken is cool, remove meat from the bone, tear into bite-size pieces in separate bowl.
Pour remaining contents into a large blender and puree. Wash and use same pot to heat vegetable oil. Saute small chopped onion and chopped green pepper about 5 minutes, until both are soft and tender. Add ginger, curry powder and cayenne. Stir to mix; then add the puree, chicken pieces, tomato paste and diced potato. Simmer 20 minutes.
To serve, use biscuit cutter to cut toast, place in 4 or 5 soup bowls. Divide chicken and place on top off toast. Add soup to each bowl and add a dollop of yogurt. Sprinkle top with a bit of cinnamon.
Makes 4 to 5 servings.
Recommended for your cookbook collection The Daily Soup Cookbook.
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