8 Dec 2015

Lamb Rib Soup | Aatu Margandam Soup

Lamb ribs soup also called as margandam soup in Tamil is one of the tasty and healthy soups of olden days. Now a days, many people don't take this soup since it's high in fat content. In fact, people are completely avoiding lamb!

Margandam Soup

But this is one of the very good, healthy soup for kids. My kids don't eat any non veg, I'm still trying to get them to try some non veg dishes. In the meantime, this is one of the soups I make for them. Of course, they don't like drinking the soup so I add it to their rice (just like rasam) and feed it to them.
You can start this for kids above the age of 18 months. But you will have to adjust the level of spice for kids. The proportions given are mildly spicy.

Margandam Soup

Preparation time 10 mins | Cooking time 15 mins | Serves 1

  • Lamb ribs - 200 gms
  • Shallots - 8
  • Tomato - 1
  • Garlic pods - 7
  • Ginger - 1 cm piece
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 1 and 1/4 cup
Margandam Soup

1. Wash the ribs thoroughly and add it to a pressure cooker. 
2. Roughly chop all the other ingredients and add it to the cooker.

3. Add the masalas and salt. Add water and mix well.
4. Pressure cook on high for 1 whistle, simmer and cook for 4- 5 whistles.

5. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and serve the soup hot.
6. If giving to kids, strain the soup well and wait for it to become lukewarm and then give to kids.

Margandam Soup

1. Adjust the spice level according to your preference. If giving this soup to kids, reduce the pepper powder and ginger, garlic.
2. You can even roughly grind whole pepper corn and cumin seeds and add it to the soup. 

Until next time,
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  1. My all time favorite soup. Love it

  2. Feeling nostalgia.... my mom used to make this soup.... and can't forget the taste even now.... absolutely love it dear.... :)

  3. Adding celery and parsley carrots this kids may like i ommit carrrots for adults


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