Mulligatawny means "pepper water" in Tamil. It is a traditional soup from southern India, brought to Europe by the British. This vivid version includes chicken broth, coconut milk, lentils, and plenty of spices. This recipe has been adapted from "Curries & Bugles: A Memoir & Cookbook of the British Raj," by Jennifer Berman (HarperCollins; 1990).
This condiment, bright in color and flavor, takes just minutes to make. It combines sweet coconut, peppery cilantro, and a bit of chile heat to create a chutney worthy of pairing with our Shrimp Masala.