Paleo Mulligatawny Soup

Feb 19, 2020 | Soups and Stews

This creamy, flavorful Paleo Mulligatawny soup is my new favorite go-to on weeknights! A easy, AIP-compliant way to get a nourishing dinner on the table.

Omgosh guys…I have never needed this soup in my life more than I do now! A month of traveling did NOT do my body good. It was a bit rough on me all around with time changes, 8 flights, tricky food situations, and margaritas (which I NEVER drink. I had more margs than I’ve had in my entire life on this trip. And it wasn’t even a lot.)
I was smart about only drinking bottled water in Mexico, worked out every day, and pretty much stuck to meat and veggies, but it was still a struggle to feel normal during my travels. Thank goodness I’m back to a bit more of a normal routine! I’ve never wanted lettuce so badly.


I’ve also been in a bunch of different climates this past month, which has been an adjustment.  No matter where I am though I feel like this soup is a good call—it’s the perfect creamy/light broth with savory and sweet flavors all melded in together. It’s just so comforting and good without being too filling! And the name Mulligatawny is just too good—you have to try it.

Tips for making Paleo Mulligatawny Soup:

  • I make mine with cauliflower rice, but you could totally use regular rice if you can tolerate it. I also chose to keep this soup pretty mild so it would be AIP compliant, but feel free to add paprika or chili powder to make yours a little more flavorful!


Paleo Mulligatawny Soup

COURSE Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword soup
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes


  • 1 tsbp coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cups diced chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion diced
  • 1 medium apple chopped
  • 6 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro fresh
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 4 cups chicken bone broth I used bonafide provisions
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups cooked cauliflower rice for serving


  1. Place coconut oil, garlic, and ginger in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Saute for 2-3 minutes, and then add chicken and onion. Cook on medium-high for about 5 minutes per side, or until each piece is white and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Add celery, apple, and carrots to the skillet, with additional oil if needed. Saute for 7-8 minutes, or until softened. Return the chicken to the skillet.
  4. Add chicken broth, coconut milk, turmeric, thyme, and salt to the skillet. Stir to combine as you bring the soup to a boil, and then reduce to low heat to simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Serve over cooked cauliflower rice and enjoy!

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