An easy hack to make the coconut water is by adding a cup of boiling water into 1/2 cup shredded coconut. Then blend it in blender for 2 - 3 minutes. Strain it very well. Discard the residue and use the coconut water
In a cooker or normal pan, heat the oil.
Saute onions, and garlic in it. Add curry leaves, coriander+cumin powder.
Add lentil, rice, zucchini, chicken pieces, green chilies and water
Make pouch of whole spices and put it in
Let it cook till chicken and lentil are tender. Preferably cook in pressure cooker for 10 minutes so that you get rich broth of chicken also as can be seen in the photos
Now carefully remove the pouch and chicken pieces from the lentil.
Give them water wash and add this water to the lentil mixture
Make sure no bone is left in lentil. If some meat is left in the mixture, that’s okay.
Now blend lentil mixture well
Strain the mixture well. Add water if needed and discard the left over
Return this strained lentil mixture to the pan
Add rest of the spices, chicken cube, coconut water, tamarind/Imli paste
Cook it till it achieves the required consistency and adjust spices according to your taste
Add some yellow color
Serve it with boiled rice. You can also serve the chicken pieces that were taken out with the soup
This is an easy recipe for the much celebrated Mulligatawny Soup. Enjoy 🙂