Mulligatawny Soup with Chicken
Indian cooks prefer to use whole spices and grind them as needed. Commercially ground spices may not be quite the same, but they are quicker. Just remember that they do lose strength over time and are best used within a year of their purchase.
Gewürztraminer's litchi, apricot, and floral flavors are just perfect with the complex, sweet spices of Indian cooking. Go for a grand cru Gewürztraminer from Alsace for enough oomph to match this soup.