Winter Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup Recipe
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Winter Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup Recipe


Winter Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

Our meatless version of the Indian-inspired British colonial soup includes parsnip and squash to keep it hearty and satisfying.

Instructions Checklist

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion, carrots and parsnip and cook until the onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add squash, apple, curry powder, 2 cloves garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth, tomatoes and lentils and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer, cover and cook until the squash and lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, brush one side of each naan with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 clove garlic and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until warmed, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cilantro.
  4. Gently mash some of the soup with a potato masher to achieve desired consistency. (Alternatively, transfer half the soup to a blender and puree. Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Garnish the soup with cilantro and serve with the naan.


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cups peeled diced acorn squash or butternut squash
  • 1 medium green apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup red lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 2 whole-wheat naan flatbreads, halved
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish