Mutton Bone Soup | Easy Mutton Soup

A very easy soup using the goodness of mutton bones, using simple yet potent spices, to relieve your senses…




It is the end of the month and usually, if I am participating, that means today’s post is a part of the Sshh Cooking Challenge. This month, the theme is “Soups” as suggested by Priya Iyer and how much apt that can be! As soon as I was assigned the ever-friendly Kalyani as my partner, I ended up getting a viral flu – no, no, not because of you, Kalyani… 😉 – and the time became perfect to try making some soup. After a little chat with her, she finalized on shallots and coriander seeds as my secret ingredients, while I gave her bay-leaf and nutmeg, with which she made this amazingly creamy looking soup.


I already have a soup recipe using mutton bones, which is Malabar style. However, this soup is more like rasam, mainly because of the ingredients that go into it, namely the shallots, garlic, cumin and black pepper. I decided not to spend too much time prepping for the soup, so I just crushed all the ingredients, put everything into a pressure cooker and let it cook till done. While serving, add more crushed pepper and some chopped coriander and mint leaves for extra flavoring, and you are good to go. After making this soup, HD enjoyed it on the first day and I ended up drinking it two days in a row as one of my meals. It really soothed my clogged throat and awakened my senses. Since now is flu season, there is nothing more to make you feel warm than a bowl of good soup and lots of sleep. Off to this simple recipe…



5 from 9 votes

Mutton Bone Soup | Easy Mutton Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 5-8 shallots/ pearl onions peeled
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 500 gm mutton soup bones washed and drained
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Coriander and mint leaves for garnish


  • In a mortar and pestle, crush from shallots to coriander into rough paste.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Saute the crushed mixture till raw smell is gone.
  • Add the mutton bones, turmeric and salt and toss.
  • Add four cups of water, adjust seasoning and pressure cook for 4-6 whistles.
  • Switch off and allow the pressure to go on its own.
  • Add more pepper as needed, garnish with coriander and mint leaves and enjoy hot.


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  1. 5 stars
    You’re so right Rafeeda, it is the flu season and its time to dig out all those healthy and delicious soups that are not only flavourful but provide relief to the senses. Your mutton bone soup is easy to prepare especially since you’ve used a pressure cooker.

  2. 5 stars
    Perfect soup to enjoy during the seasonal change . This sounds sounds so flavourful and delish. Your recipe is so easy to make. Meat lovers will definitely love it .

  3. 5 stars
    Being a vegetarian, I was not aware of a soup with bones till a few years back a friend sent for my kids and family. This soup is very healthy and particularly during this time of the year.

  4. 5 stars
    Mutton soup is such a relief to have especially when you are recovering from flu/fever. It not only soothes your throat but even gives you lots of energy to recover. Hope you have recovered from the viral flu.

  5. 5 stars
    Winter calls for a variety of soups. I have shared it to my friend who loves these kind of recipes. Nice click Rafeeda.

  6. 5 stars
    Glad the soup helped you recover from the flu (I love ur fabulous sense of humour Rafee !!)
    this soup looks like it has all the right ingredients for convalescence !

  7. 5 stars
    Nice click dear Rafeeda. Definitely soothes our throat . Perfect soup to enjoy during the seasonal change for sure.

  8. 5 stars
    I have heard so much about the medicinal qualities of this soup! You’re absolutely right – flu season is here, and this is just the right antidote. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I am sure the flavours of this mutton bone soup were the elixir to all that flu season. The broth and that spices make it the best.

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