My friend Rich suggested this recipe. According to my short research, the soup was made by cooks in India for their British employers and the name means pepper water. This recipe is based off the Soup Nazi’s Mulligatawny Soup. I don’t watch TV so I never saw the Seinfeld episode where Kramer gets a craving for soup from The Soup Nazi. I did watch a clip of it while cooking this soup and I get the quotes my friends have said for years now!
There are dozens and dozens of recipes. I based mine off this recipe: https://www.makebetterfood.com/recipes/soup-nazi-mulligatawny-soup/
I read a number of internet recipes and went with this as the base of the soup. I did make a number of additions based off of other recipes (I'll post those at the end.)
There was A LOT of chopping involved. I'm so thankful for my Pampered Chef chopper!
At first, the soup did not look anything like the photos people posted on their blogs.
The directions said that it would reduce quite a bit. And it did. The color also deepened.
And here it is. I didn't love my first bowl but after it had sat and rested I had another and I liked it a lot more. The flavors melded together they longer the soup simmered. This is not a do it quick type of soup!
The changes I made from the original recipe are as follows:
I didn't have eggplant so I used Zucchini
I couldn't find my pistachios so I doubled the cashews
I doubled the curry powder and salt (it wasn't curry-ish or salty enough when I tasted it after 2 hours cook time)
I added in 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
I added in 1 chopped apple
1 added in 1 chopped onion
I did peel all of my vegetables and the apple. When I make it again, I will add in more potatoes. This is another webpage that describes the Soup Nazi and soup history: https://topsecretrecipes.com/soup-nazis-indian-mulligatawny-soup-copycat-recipe.html
This recipe uses heavy whipping cream and I know that would make this soup amazing so I may add some into my next bowl. https://www.thenotsoinnocentsabroad.com/blog/mulligatawny-soup-where-it-originated-and-how-to-make-it
My soup rankings so far - It's getting harder and harder to order them!
#1 Broccoli Cheddar Soup
#2 Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (I made it again and it was SOOO good!)
#3 Cream of Vegetable Soup (Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Soup
#4 Mulligatawny (Soup Nazi Copycat recipe)
#5 Shrimp Ramen
#6 Cabbage Roll Soup (I made this twice it was soooo good!)
#7 Texas Chili (still Tim's favorite)
#8 Italian Sausage Soup
#9 Simple Lentil Soup