The Tamil words milagu tannir mean "pepper-water," so it is not surprising this vegetable soup has a peppery bite. You can add 4 tablespoons of red lentils, if you so desire. The soup is fairly thick but may be thinned out with as much stock as you wish. In its thick version, it makes a very good sauce for hard-boiled eggs. Serve as a first course or a light meal with crusty bread, fried croutons or plain rice. Offer lime wedges on the side.
Recipe courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey
Yield:
Serves 4 to 6
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Put the peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and fennel seeds in a small cast-iron frying pan and set over medium-high heat. Stir and roast until the spices emit a roasted aroma and some turn a shade darker. Empty into a plate to cool, then grind in a clean coffee grinder or other spice grinder. (It is a good idea to sift the ground spices through a fine sieve, stirring them about with a spoon as they pass slowly through the mesh. This is not absolutely necessary, but it makes for a finer soup.) Add the turmeric and cayenne to the spice mixture.

Put the chickpea flour in a bowl. Slowly add 2 tablespoons of the stock, mixing as you go. Add another 4 cups of stock and mix.

Combine the chickpea flour mixture, spices, all the vegetables, the curry leaves, garlic, onion, and ginger in a large pan and bring to a boil. Cover, turn the heat down to low, and simmer for about 50 minutes, or until all the vegetables are tender. Blend the soup in a blender in several batches, if necessary, and then press through a coarse sieve. Return the soup to the soup pan, add the coconut milk and salt, and bring to a simmer. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes to blend the flavors; thin out with more stock, as needed. Serve hot with lime wedges.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Minestrone Soup with Pasta, Beans and Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Robin Miller

Vegetable and Dumpling Soup

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recipe courtesy of Danny Boome

Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian

Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Split Pea with Ham Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped Junior

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking