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Mulligatawny | The Indian antecedent to my favorite soup, mulligatawny, likely was a thin, spicy lentil broth. The British thickened it, added meat, but, thankfully, kept the glorious Indian spices. —Madhur Jaffrey, author of Curry Nation (Ebury, 2012) | From: saveur.com
borsch 2 lbs beets (5 without tops scrubbed) 2 cups low sodium chicken stock (homemade) 1 cup sour cream 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp coarse salt 1 english cucumber (peeled and cut into 14 inch dice) 2 tbsps fresh dill (finely chopped, 8 small sprigs for garnish) freshly ground pepper Tzatziki
Think of the best chicken soup you've had: steaming hot, rich, comforting, and soul-satisfying to the core. Now add to that the complex fragrance of fresh Thai herbs like lemongrass, galangal, a sweet shallots. And wait, we're not done yet! To that base, add a big fat pinch of warm Northern Thai spices and you're starting to get an idea of what yum jin gai is all about.