Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Soup Countdown #7: Shameless Grounds Mulligatawny Stew

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM

January is National Soup Month, which makes sense, considering the first month of the year is typically marked with below-freezing temperatures, snow and slush. What's better than a delicious, hot bowl of soup on a chilly day? A delicious, hot bowl of soup that you don't have to make -- that's what. This January Gut Check will revisit some of our favorite hot soups to help guide your belly through this month-long soup celebration.

  • Mabel Suen

For those particularly unforgiving windy winter nights, nothing hits the spot quite like a big bowl of hearty, spicy stew. The mulligatawny stew at Shameless Grounds (2650 Sidney Street; 314-773-9900), for instance, provides enough sustenance to subsist as a meal on its own.

Coming from Anglo-Indian origins, mulligatawny translates literally to "pepper water." Tender chunks of brown, braised lamb swim in a curry broth, accompanied by slow-cooked carrots, apples, potatoes and onion. Its warm and welcoming components all add up to create a savory, satisfying smattering of deeply infused Indian flavors.

This soup is best enjoyed with a big spoon, chewed more often than sipped. Its aroma envelops the senses like a big, warm blanket. Get cozy with a cup or bowl of it while it lasts!

Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

August 4th, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation