Mulligatawny Chicken Soup: As the leaves tumble down and the temperatures drop, the Jump racing season is hotting up.

So step up the pace in your picnic basket with a warming winter soup – great for a flask too!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, roughly chopped
2 chicken thigh fillets, diced
1 celery stick, roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
2 white potatoes, diced
2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
1.5 litres hot chicken stock
2 tbsp Madras curry paste
2 tbsp mango chutney
100g Onken Natural Yogurt, plus extra to serve
Coriander, roughly chopped, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion and chicken for 5 minutes until the onion has softened. Stir in the celery, carrots, potatoes and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the tomatoes are pulpy.
  2. Stir in the stock and curry paste, bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the meat is cooked through with no pink meat.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Ladle half the soup into a jug and add the chutney and yogurt. Using a handheld stick blender, whizz the soup in the jug until coarsely puréed and add back to the pan. Ladle into 4 bowls and serve topped with a spoonful of yogurt and scattering of coriander leaves.

Cook’s tip

For added crunch, scatter crushed poppadoms all over the soup just before serving.

Recipe and photograph – Waitrose: thousands more recipes can be found at
www.waitrose.com/recipes

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