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15 Minute Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup | Easiest One Pot Meal Recipe

Aromatic, flavourful & delicious mulligatawny soup cooked in the Instant Pot…

One of the popular Indian soups, loaded with flavors and you will feel the explosion of taste in your mouth. More than a soup, it’s a perfect one-pot meal. In the Instant Pot, this soup will be ready in just 15 minutes. All we have to do is dump all the ingredients into the stainless steel pot & pressure cook for 5 minutes.

In this soup, you’ll get to enjoy chicken, potato, red lentil & basmati rice seasoned with aromatic whole spices.

Incredibly delicious & can be made effortlessly.

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15 Minute Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup | Easiest One Pot Meal Recipe
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 People
For Pressure Cooking
  • Ginger-garlic, chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Onions, chopped small- 1
  • Green chilies, halved- 2 to 3
  • Potato, diced small- 1
  • Chicken boneless- 2 breasts, diced small
  • Red lentil, rinsed- 1 cup
  • Ground cinnamon- ⅛ tsp
  • Ground cloves- ⅛ tsp
  • Whole green cardamom- 4
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Chicken stock- 4 cups
After Pressure Cooking
  • Cooked basmati rice- 1½ cups
  • Lemon juice- juice from ½ lemon
  • Cilantro, chopped- ¼ cup
  1. To the stainless steel pot, add all the ingredients mentioned 'for pressure cooking'. Combine well.
  2. Ensure to dice potato & chicken really small.
  3. Close the pot with the lid.
  4. Select Pressure Cook, set time to 5 minutes at high pressure.
  5. After 5 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes & then do a quick pressure release.
  6. Open the lid.
  7. Perfectly cooked chicken, potato & red lentil.
  8. Using an immersion hand blender, coarsely puree the soup. Or puree in a blender.
  9. Don't puree till smooth, there should be bite-size pieces of chicken & potato.
  10. Add cooked basmati rice, combine well to the soup.
  11. If you want this to be a thin soup, add more chicken stock or water to thin it down.
  12. Add lemon juice & cilantro, combine well.
  13. Serve in soup bowls & enjoy.
  14. This will make a perfect one-pot meal, filling & delish. Enjoy



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