My family loves Indian cuisine so I’m always looking for healthy Indian recipes to try at home. This muligatawny soup recipe has become one of our favorites. It’s very easy to make, but packs a lot of flavor.
What is Indian Milligatoni Soup?
Maligatoni soup is an Indian soup that became popular in England during British rule in India (1858 to 1947). Since this dish was very popular during that time, it was widely mentioned in European literature. Milligatowni (which means chili water or pepper water) was originally a vegetarian, but the British started adding chicken and other meat.
I first tried this soup at a local Indian restaurant and fell in love with the flavors. Of course, I had to try it at home with my favorite healthy ingredients. Fortunately, the soup is healthy enough to get started and it needs a few occasions to suit my preferences.
How to make healthy Milligattoni soup
Since soups contain a lot of vegetables anyway, it’s easy to turn the traditional recipe into a healthier version. I’ve given the switches for this Milligattene soup.
- Cassava flour – Instead of all-purpose flour, I use cassava flour. It is a grain-free dough made from the root of Yucca (cassava). It really works, as well, with the flour changes in most recipes.
- Kettle and fire chicken broth If I don’t have handmade broth, I always use kettle and fire. Their broth is made of organic bones and vegetables. This is by far the best tasting store-bought broth I’ve tried.
- Coconut milk – Instead of heavy cream, I use coconut milk in this soup. We’re not 100% milk-free, but I like to preserve my raw milk for recipes that really need it (like homemade cream of mushroom soup). In Indian cuisine, coconut milk works well, and sometimes is preferable. If you like, you can use heavy cream instead. I recommend finding a source that is from healthy animals.
Of course, I always use healthy fats (like olive or coconut oil) instead of processed vegetable oils. And I try to use organic produce and meat whenever possible.
Indian Milligatoni Soup Recipe
This savory chicken, vegetable, and rice soup is the perfect winter break with salmon, cumin, and turmeric spices.
In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Stir onions, celery, carrots and jalape ۔os until onions are soft and translucent.
Add the garlic, apples, and toasted tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add cassava flour, salmon powder, cumin, turmeric and thyme and coat.
Add the broth and bring to a boil. Bring up
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the rice and chicken and cook for another 20-25 minutes or until the rice is soft and the chicken is cooked.
Add the coconut milk and stir to combine.
Remove from heat.
Top with cashews and pilates to serve, if desired.
The jalapeانوo does not add much heat to it, but if your family does not like the spice at all, try adding some roasted bell peppers.
Service: 1Cup | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 26Yes | Protein: 19Yes | Fat: 16Yes | Fats fat: 13Yes | Cholesterol: 43Magra | Sodium: 423Magra | Potassium: 639Magra | Fiber: 3Yes | Sugar: 5Yes | Vitamin A: 1166IU | Vitamin C: 10Magra | Calcium: 47Magra | Iron: 2Magra
Want more Indian Movement recipes?
Indian food is easy to make at home (and easy to make healthy!). Here are some of our favorites:
- Tandoori Chicken – This traditional dish is easy (my favorite type of recipe) and delicious. I usually serve it with cabbage rice, but there are different ways to serve it (check out the link for ideas).
- Zesty Green Chicken Tikka – This green chicken recipe uses grinding and mint for the marinade (which is why the chicken turns green!) Like to throw the grill when it’s too hot to cook on the grill.
- Butter Chicken – If you are looking for a hot meal that is a bit different than standard chili and soup, this is for you. It’s a light Indian recipe so kids and those who don’t like spicy things should still enjoy it.
- Coconut Chicken Care – My family is really into the flavors of Indian cuisine and I’m fine with that because Indian food is generally healthy and easy. This Instant Pot recipe is as easy as it gets.
- Indian Chicken Kebab – Who doesn’t like kebab? This recipe is simple and delicious (my favorite collection!).
Since many Indian food recipes are a one-dish meal, we make them often, even during the week.
What is your favorite Indian food dish at home?