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  • Serves 8
  • 45 mins cook

Mulligatawny with yoghurt flatbread

This Anglo-Indian chicken and rice soup is hearty enough as a meal on its own.



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large chicken breasts, roughly torn into strips
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 sticks lemongrass, crushed
  • 1 cup paella rice
  • 1 L chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tbsp raisins

Yoghurt flatbread (makes 12)

  • 500 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried yeast
  • 100 ml milk
  • 150 ml natural unsweetened yoghurt plus 2 tablespoons to brush over bread
  • 60 g margarine, melted



  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot. Sear chicken strips until just coloured, then remove from pot.
  2. Add onion, carrot, curry powder, lemongrass and saute for 2 minutes. Add rice and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Place chicken back in pot. Pour in stock and water, bring to the boil and simmer for 35 minutes. Add raisins, season to taste and serve with the yoghurt flatbread (below).

Yoghurt flatbread

  1. Mix first four ingredients together in a large bowl. Heat milk until lukewarm, then whisk in yoghurt. Add melted margarine and mix well.
  2. Slowly pour wet ingredients into flour and mix. Knead until mixture becomes a springy dough. Cover bowl with cling film and leave in a warm place to rise for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide dough evenly into 12 balls, cover and set aside for another 15 minutes. Now turn grill onto medium heat and place a large baking tray underneath to heat up.
  4. Flatten dough balls and form into large teardrop shapes. Brush with extra yoghurt, place on a hot baking tray and grill for 2-3 minutes each side until golden. Be careful, they burn quickly.


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