New-Style Mulligatawny Soup

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    as a one-bowl meal
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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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This spicy rich, almost earthy soup is my way of cooking what Tamil people call milagu tannir, ‘pepper water’. Peppery it may be, but there is nothing watery about it. I have eaten this soup in many places during my travels in the East I like to cook it and serve it at home as a small first course, but it is ideal as a one-bowl lunch or supper with plain boiled rice. The rice can be served separately, or simply stirred into the soup. Unlike the usual dense flour-thickened soups, my version