This is the recipe from Shalimar Restaurant in Albany, NY. It is amazing. Enjoy this soup with some vegetable samosas and cheese naan bread. As with most soups, the longer you cook it, the more flavorful it is. Also, this soup is better when its a little thicker rather than watery.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
45 mins
30 mins
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour enough water over split peas in a large bowl to cover by at least 1 inch; soak at least 30 minutes.

  • Drain split peas and transfer to a large pot. Pour 4 cups water over the split peas. Stir turmeric, ground dried chile pepper, and salt into the water; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, adding more water as needed to thin, until split peas are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.

  • Stir lemon juice and tomato paste into the split pea mixture; increase heat to medium and cook until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes more.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Fry garlic and cumin seeds in hot oil until the garlic browns, about 5 minutes; stir into the soup.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 8.4g 17% DV; carbohydrates 21.6g 7% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 445.2mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Really easy and really good what more could you want from a soup? I've never tasted a Mulligatawny soup before but this one is full-favored yet not over seasoned. A nice new way to enjoy split peas. Thank you Pantaloons for this nice recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy very good! This is a 5-star recipe for me and my family and is the easiest Indian recipe I have. I've learned to double the recipe though! It's great as either a soup or over rice. Not sure I'd call it a mulligatawny but more people should try this! I make with lentils instead of split peas btw and both brown and red lentils are great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was good. I'd never had any type of Mulligatawny soup so I wasn't really sure what to expect; I found the combination of flavours a little strange but I think that was more me than the soup. I'd recommend trying this! Read More