Here’s Dead Milkman Punk Rock Girl, which really has nothing to do with mulligatawny, but it’s so stuck in my head! And it’s a good song for valentine’s day tommorrow!
1 largish shallot
2 cloves of garlic
1 chunk of ginger about 1 inch in cubic measure
dice all of these and then process them into a rough paste.
Warm some olive oil in a large soup pan.
1/3 cup white wine
1/2 cup cashews
1 T tomato paste
1/2 cup (or more! if you like it) coconut milk
1/2 t tumeric
1/2 t cumin
1/4 t. each cardamom, coriander, cinnamon and allspice
Combine all of the above (from cashews to allspice) in a processor and process until quite smooth.
3 medium apples – peeled and cut into 1/3 inch dice
3 largish carrots – peeled and cut into 1/3 inch dice
2 T basmati rice
2 T red lentils
veg stock (about 3 or 4 cups)
lemon juice, salt and pepper
Okay…you’ve warmed the olive oil in a soup pan. Now add the shallot ginger paste. When it seems cooked through and starting to brown, add the wine. Cook till the wine is thickened.
Add the carrot and apple, red lentils and uncooked rice, and cook till they start to brown a bit and seem soft. 5–10 minutes, maybe?
Then add the coconut cashew paste. Stir to cook through. Add veg stock (or water) to cover by about an inch.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer till the carrot and apple are softish.
Add a dash of lemon juice, some salt and lots of black pepper. (You could also add a dollop of butter, if you like that sort of thing. It will intensify all of the other flavors!)
And that’s all folks!!