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I discovered Mulligatawny soup in an old recipe book of my Mum's and was blown away by the flavours of this wonderful soup. This review is based on the Heinz version of the soup, available for approx £1.10 for 400g.
Like all Heinz soups you have the familiar red label with product picture on the front looking rather tempting. The label has all the details on the ingredients and nutritional information.
My first thought when I emptied the soup into a saucepan ready for heating was that it looked rather thin. I am used to Mulligatawny being quite dense with the rice and meat adding real volume and texture. The colour was a pleasant reddish brown and there was evidence of the rice.
In my mind Mulligatawny soup tastes like a pleasant mild/medium curry. My first taste of the Heinz version was quite positive. It certainly had some curry flavour and was warming to eat. As I continued through the entire 400g I realised that it wasn't actually as nice as I had thought. The curry flavour began to taste more like curry powder mixed in water and there were not the complex spice flavours that my home made version delivers. The rice was nice but I felt it lacked in quantity. Some of the meaty bits were chewy and not particularly pleasant.
Well, if you are a big fan of curry flavours give this a go. If you have tried mulligatawny soup before I'm afraid this is likely to be a let down.