American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An East Indian soup having a meat or chicken base and curry seasoning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A famous East Indian soup made of meat or fowl, strongly flavored with curry. Also spelled mullatgatawny.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See mullagatawny.
- n. a soup of eastern India that is flavored with curry; prepared with a meat or chicken base
- Transliteration of Tamil மூலிகைத்தன்னீர் "pepper water". (Wiktionary)
- Tamil miḷagutaṇṇī : miḷagu, pepper + taṇṇīr, cool water (taṇ, cool + ṇīr, water). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As far as I can tell, the only agreed upon fact about mulligatawny is that it is a fusion of British and Indian cuisines -- and actually cooked more by the British, I believe, at least originally.”
“And oh, the taste of delicious, mysterious soups named "mulligatawny" and "Billi bi.”
“You think if aliens invade Britain and I've got the choice of a rocket launcher to blow their annoying ET heads off or a pissing Knorr stock cube to make some delicious mulligatawny while men do it for me, I'm going down the broth route?”
“I really want to figure out mulligatawny soup and daal--yum!”
“Months later, alone, in the restaurant early, I peeled a small beginning of skin and floated it into the pot of mulligatawny.”
“Thumbs Down: Naan and other breads; dals, including mulligatawny soup acceptable in Pre-Maintenance and Lifetime Maintenance; biryani dishes; chutneys made with added sugar; samosas and fritters.”
“This is my quick version of mulligatawny soup, a well-known standard of Indian cuisine.”
“Grace said ... ah, mulligatawny -- fun to say and fun to eat. very nice -- bring on the fall!”
“ELG talked of Rabelais and ate like Gargantua: mulligatawny soup, fried whiting, brill with shrimps, pork cutlets, to mates farcies, boiled turkey in celery sauce, curried hare, roast pheasant with all the trimmings.”
“The sign on the diner door said the soup that day was mulligatawny, and when Cork walked past, the tantalizing aroma of curry powder and ginger tried to seduce him.”
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