Saturday, 23 March 2013

Weekend Cooking: Best Soup Ever


It's not often that I come across a prepared food, or a restaurant food that I can honestly say is the best ever.  The Mullugtwanny soup from Classic Indian Cuisine in Waterloo is one happy exception.  I fell in love with this soup the first time I tasted and have not missed an opportunity to eat it whenever a bowl is near me.

What a thrill it was to find that I could now buy it in my local grocery store.  This litre size jar is a very affordable price and goes further than you would think as the instructions say to add half a cup water to every cup of soup.  Aside from tasting great, it is a most healthy recipe.  It is full of lentils and vegetables (vegan), very low in salt and low in fat.  In fact, it has won a Health Check rating from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

If I could only eat one variety of soup for the rest of my life, Thiru's Mullugtwanny soup would be my choice.  This soup is available locally.  To find out if it is available in your area, visit the website link below for contact information.

 
In October 2010, Classic Indian Restaurant were a food sponsor at the Oktoberfest Run.  Their Mullugtwany soup was a hit.  Those huge blue jugs under the table are filled with gallons of soup almost all of which was served to the 1200 plus hungry runners.
 
 
 
 



 
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Update: There are several spelling versions of this soup, mulligatawny being the most frequent.
I have sent an email to Chef Thiru to ask where this soup is currently available.

11 comments:

Carole said...

I must look into what goes into this soup. Maybe my new cookbook Curry Easy will be a good place to start.

Cecelia said...

That soup sounds fabulous! I love lentil soups, so I'll definitely check to see if they stock it here in DC. Thanks for sharing!

jama said...

I would love to try this -- is it available in the U.S.?

Janel Gradowski said...

I love soups with Indian flavors. I've never heard of this one before, though. Too bad I can't run out to the store and try some!

JoAnn said...

What a great find! Wonder if it is available in the US...

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

I've never tried Mullugtwanny soup, I'm going to have to look this up.

Rikki said...

I have heard of it but never tried it. We love Indian cuisine, must have a look into that one.

Beth F said...

That's one my husband's favorite soups, too. I haven't made it in a while ... maybe I should while the weather is still cold.

Marie said...

I'm not a huge fan of soups, but I love Indian cuisine. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one. It probably won't be available here, so I'll have to see if I can find a recipe.

Teddy Rose said...

That sounds so good and perfect for Bill and I. I haven't seen it here in Vancouver but I will keep an eye open for it. Thanks for telling us about it!

StasaLynn said...

Ohhhh I hope I can get this soup locally - if not maybe online... You really made this soup sound wonderful! Thanks for the tip!