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Beef Bone Soup

Nourishing, delicious soup made from beef bones and a few basic ingredients is just what you need on a cold winter evening.
Course Soup
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Beef, Bone Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 kg beef with marrow bones
  • 2 medium sized onions, finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, quartered
  • 5-6 cups water (1 cup = 250ml)
  • 1 inch ginger, cut julienne (for garnish)
  • chopped coriander, for garnish
  • 2-3 teaspoons of ghee, for garnish
  • salt to taste

For the masala/marinade:

  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 15 peppercorns - adjust to taste
  • 2 green chillies - adjust to taste
  • 3-4 fat cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste


  • Wash and drain the marrow bones. Grind all the ingredients mentioned under 'For the Masala' to a coarse paste using a little water. Apply this paste to the meat and transfer everything to a pressure cooker. Place the marrow bones at the bottom so that they don't bob up.
  • Add the finely chopped onions & the quartered tomatoes and about 5-6 cups of water (depending on how thick/clear you wish your soup to be). Adjust salt to taste (remember you have already added salt to the marinade)
  • Pressure cook on a full heat for about 20-25 mins or till the meat is tender. Garnish with chopped coriander, ghee and ginger julienne and serve piping hot with croutons/garlic bread/baguette slices or plain bread.