Meat - Lemon Soup:
To Boost Calcium in the Diet:
I always liked the idea of vinegar and tomato based soups at Chinese Restaurants(Hot and Sour Chicken Soup). The acid in this Soup dissolves maximum bone's calcium into the broth.
When in comes to Home-made Soup....I try to pop-in more tomatoes. For a change...I chose Vitamin-C rich Lemons today. Pairing this acidic broth with bone-in meat ribs/chicken breast could boost more calcium content in the soup, than a non-acidic one!
Goats Rib Bones 200 grams
Thoor dal 1 table spoon
Green chilies 3 sliced
Curry leaves few
Ginger 2" peeled, grated & minced
Garlic 5 pods peeled, grated & minced
Onion 1 head finely chopped
Tomatoes 2 chopped
Lemon juice from a fruit
Cumin seeds few
Sesame oil few spoons
Cilantro leaves few.
Pressure cook ribs + toor dal....using enough water in a cooker. Maybe about 6-8 whistles will do. Set aside.
In a crock pot, heat oil. Crackle pepper, cumin, chilies and curry leaves. Stir-in ginger, garlic and onion. Saute for 2 minutes or until onions turn to golden color.
Now add tomatoes and fry real good. Add salt and turmeric too.
When tomatoes loose water content and oil shows up on sides...start adding your bones + dal along with its water(broth actually).
Finally squeeze lemon juice and remove from heat. Garnish with cilantro leaves too.
As I told you....more calcium from the bones seep into the broth when you add something acidic. So add at least 2 tomatoes. Add lemon finally and make it to sit for a while off the stove. As you know...lemon flavour turns to bitter taste, when they are cooked for a long time. Try not to throw away the bones...tearing and chewing them strengthens your gums and teeth. Depending upon soups will also make you have less craving for junk foods.