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Maarkandam Soup/ Nenju Elumbu Soup/Mutton Rib Bone Soup

Rathy V
7 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Maarkandam Soup/ Nenju Elumbu Soup/Mutton Rib Bone Soup RECIPE

This soup is very helpful for those suffering with cough and flu. It is a very simple recipe. Don't be taken aback by the number of ingredients. The method is so simple. Recipe source my Mother in law.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Soups
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Mutton - Rib bone pieces/Nenju elumbu - 200 gms
  2. coriander seeds - 2 tsp
  3. Black peppercorns - 2 tsp
  4. jeera - 2 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Small onions - 10
  7. ginger - little more than 1/2 inch piece
  8. garlic pods (I used the large variety) - 4 to 5
  9. salt - as needed
  10. turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. pepper powder as per taste (optional)
  12. Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  13. coriander leaves - 1 small bunch
  14. water - 2 cups


  1. First clean the mutton bones well with water mixed with little turmeric. Rinse well.
  2. Dry roast coriander seeds, peppercorns, jeera, fennel seeds, small onion, ginger and garlic in medium low flame for about two minutes. Don't let the spices burn. Set aside to cool.
  3. Pulse the dry roasted spices in mixie for about 5 to 6 seconds to a coarse mixture.
  4. In the pressure cooker, add the mutton, the ground coarse spice mixture, turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves and water. Add 1 tbsp of gingelly oil. Close the cooker, after 1 whistle simmer for 15 minutes till the bones are tender to eat.
  5. Open and add more pepper powder only if needed and drizzle 1 tsp of gingelly oil on top. Serve hot!

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Shakthee Vadivelkumar
Shakthee Vadivelkumar   Jul-09-2020

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