This recipe comes from Local Food Britain member Mandira's Kitchen. Mulligatawny Soup originated in the Raj - its earliest reference was by William Kitchinir in his Cook’s Oracle in 1740. Mandira says: "History aside, this is my dad’s favourite soup. As children, we had it often and called it Dal soup. Unlike most soups which are accompanied by bread, this has rice in it - perhaps a tribute to its Indian roots. Warm and comforting, give this a go anytime but especially when like me, you face a dash of homesickness and need a hug in a bowl."