Looking for low carb recipes for all of those turkey leftovers? ? Your search is over. Seriously.
I’ve been hearing/reading the term Mulligatawny for years and always thought it had a cool sound to it, but had never actually tasted it. When I finally did, I was sad about the many years I wasted not eating this delicious soup.
A traditional Mulligatawny (meaning “pepper – water”) soup is redolent with curry and loaded with chunks of chicken (or leftover turkey in this case,) white rice, carrots, and even apples. It sounds a little weird, but tastes amazing.
In my low carb Mulligatawny recipe I kept the curry flavor and substituted finely chopped celery root as a low carb substitute for the traditional rice. I used chopped leftover turkey, a small amount of apple cider to bring the subtle apple notes, and swirled in sour cream at the end to give it a tangy richness that makes it so very addicting.
What I L.O.V.E. ? about this low carb Mulligatawny soup recipe isn’t just how amazing it tastes (and it really really does taste amazing,) but how EASY it is to make! There aren’t many ingredients involved, and the most time consuming part is chopping the celery root and even that only took a few minutes.
Well worth the effort!
If you don’t have a bunch of turkey leftovers lying around, then you need to roast a turkey STAT – if only JUST to try out this amazing low carb soup recipe!
I’ll be making this fantastic keto soup all winter long, and to keep it super easy I’ll probably just pick up a rotisserie chicken on my way home – meaning I can be eating this low carb Mulligatawny soup whenever I feel the need (read: ALL THE TIME) in less then 45 minutes from start to finish!
As an added bonus this low carb Mulligatawny soup freezes perfectly (I know because I just thawed and ate the last of it the other day for lunch) so be sure to make a large batch and you’ll have it at the ready at all times!
And if you’re really really smart, you’ll also have some of my low carb Sun-dried Tomato and Asiago Muffins in the freezer too, which would be the absolute perfect accompaniment!
Need more low carb turkey soup recipes to use up those leftovers?
Try my Smoky Bacon and Turkey Chowder or Turkey & Pumpkin Chili – both are super delicious and will warm you from the inside out on dark, chilly nights!
Mulligatawny – low carb and gluten free
- Yield: 10 servings 1x
A delicious and easy low carb Mulligatawny soup that’s the perfect way to use up those turkey leftovers! Keto & Atkins friendly.
- 10 cups turkey or chicken broth
- 1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
- 5 cups chopped turkey or chicken, cooked
- 3 cups celery root, riced or chopped finely
- 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
- 2 Tbsp Swerve sweetener
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the broth, curry powder, turkey or chicken, celery root rice, and apple cider in a large soup pot.
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the sweetener, sour cream, and fresh parsley and stir well.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper as necessary.
- Serve hot.
Approx nutrition info per serving: 214 calories, 4g fat, 4g net carbs, 36g protein
- Category: Low Carb Soup Recipe
- Cuisine: Indian
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That’s soup is very subtle and delicious. I used two bags of cauliflower rice that I just put in frozen instead of the celery root and that worked fine. I think I’m hooked on this my plan was to freeze some but I’m not sure if that’s going to happen.
Mellissa Sevigny says
I love this soup! So happy to hear that you do too!
Vickie Forker says
Making this soup. Can I substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream?
Judith Wall says
Where can Celery Root be found? I have checked many markets in MN and AZ with out any luck.
Been preparing and wating this for 30 years. Conventionally it’s made with finely ground beef as the protein element. Best soup there is. Love the website.
Catherine Voci says
Do you think this would be good with cauliflower rice in instead of the celery root?
Mellissa Sevigny says
Criss D. says
O M G!!! I am so glad I stumbled across this recipe. It is the most delicious soup I have ever tried. As a newbie to the low carb world, your website has been a Godsend. Thank you so much for sharing.
Libby at ditchthecarbs.com says
Hi Mellissa, I have never heard of this until I stumbled across it on your website. What a fabulous way to use up leftover chicken or turkey. I have included it in my Best Low Carb Christmas Leftover Recipes roundup. Take care, Libby.
Ok, so I’ve never had the traditional Mulligatawny; so I have nothing to compare it; but this soup is delicious! I did have some problems ricing the celery root and pulsed it in my processor instead. Any hints on making that a bit easier? I served this with the sundried tomato asiago bread (made muffins) — another fabulous recipe. So, right now I’m sitting back and relaxing after a very filling, delicious, warm supper on a cold night in TN.
Did you consider using a little coconut milk in the soup? I’ve made mulligatawny many times when I was not doing low carb and it really gives it a great taste. Coconut milk in a can does not have a lot of carbs. You could add a mixture of the sour cream and the coconut milk. Thank you for this great website. I’ve purchased your books and all the recipes I’ve made from them taste delish!