Steve’s Mulligatawny:

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Again, not a hiking meal but a family favourite. It may sound like a curious blend of flavors (it is not actually an Indian recipe -as you would think) but quite delicious nonetheless. Your taste might dictate a little more curry perhaps but these ingredients keep my family happy. Enjoy:



2 tablespoons oil

1 lge onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 small chilli, seeded and chopped

700g chicken thighs

1.5 cups red lentils, rinsed

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 lge potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 apple, chopped

1 red capsicum, chopped

2 teaspoons dried cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon turmeric

Half teaspoon cinnamon

2 litres chicken stock

2 sachets (=2 cups) coconut milk powder

2 teaspoons Clive of India curry powder


Juice of one lemon

Chopped fresh coriander for servin


  • Cut chicken into cubes and brown in hot oil. Remove
  • Fry onion, garlic and chilli in hot oil, then add spices and cook 2 minutes
  • Add all ingredients EXCEPT coconut milk powder and lemon juice
  • Cook 30-40 minutes until thick
  • Add coconut milk powder mixed with water and lemon juice.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh coriander.

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