Mutton Mullagutawnny Soup

A Sri Lankan soup specialty, this soup has coconut milk and long white rice to add to its flavour. A treasure trove of goodness, this soup will give you that extra nutritional benefit.


250gm mutton

½ cup onion, sliced long and thin

1 medium-sized ripe tomato quartered

¼ tsp fennel seeds

½ tsp jeera

½ tsp coriander powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp chilli powder

1 pinch fenugreek seeds

1 tsp ginger, cut thin and long

2-3 garlic pods

1 dsp butter

1 tsp lime juice

½ cup thick coconut milk (from one cup coconut)

Salt as required

2 dsp fine rice flour

100gm boiled long white rice

2 one inch piece cinnamon

2 cloves

1 cardamom pod

½ tsp crushed pepper


Grind together fennel seeds and jeera to a powder and keep aside

Take coriander powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, fenugreek seeds, ginger slices and garlic pods in a blender and blend them together

In a pan, heat the butter, and add the sliced onion and saute well

Add the blended paste

Add enough salt

Add the tomato

Add four cups of water

In a pressure cooker, add the mutton

Add the ground fennel-jeera mix, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, turmeric powder and curry leaves

Pour the onion mixture into it and cook it in low flame for half an hour

Strain the soup once cooked

Mix the coconut milk with the rice flour

Keeping the soup in low flame, pour it in

Add the lime juice

Put in the rice and a few of the boiled mutton pieces

Delicious mutton mulagutawnny soup is ready to serve

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