Preparation time: 20 - 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 - 45 mins
Recipe from the Joy of Cooking of the Classic Indian soup
Heat in a soup pot over medium heat the butter or vegetable oil.
Add and cook the diced onion, diced carrot and diced celery. Add and cook, stirring about 3 minutes; the flour, curry powder, chicken stock and bay leaf. Boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, add: diced apples, cooked rice, diced chicken, salt, black pepper, dried thyme, and grated lemon zest. Simmer 15 minutes longer, then remove the bay leaf.
Just before serving, stir in heavy cream or coconut milk. Do not boil.