Recipe for gut healthy bone broth made with chicken bones / carcass. Bone broth made using an instant pot. Easy 15 ingredient Indian style bone broth recipe.
Bone broth is my new favorite thing to make at home. I learnt to make this super healthy, nutritious bone broth recently when I tried whole30. I make this bone broth these days with Indian spices to keep it local and to suit my taste. I also find it more flavourful when made this way.
Bone broth is a healing food. It’s rich in minerals and amino acids. The collagen that gets released when the bones are cooked are really good for health, specifically bone and joint health. Just drink it in a cup, add it to soups, add it to pulao, the possibilities are endless. It’s very nourishing to the body and good for digestion too.
I make the bone broth in an instant pot as it is effortless. There is no skimming required, it’s totally a five minute job for the person making it while the instant pot does its magic of extracting all things good from the bones over hours.
Some recipes call for roasting the bones before making the broth for extra flavour. For this recipe, I do not roast the bones. I cook it in the instant pot till the bones break easily. A good broth should also thicken into a thick jelly when cooled in a refrigerator. It becomes a liquid again on heating. The jelly indicates that all the collagen, gelatin and the minerals have penetrated into the broth.
I cook the broth for two hours in the instant pot on high pressure mode. After cooking, I wait for the pressure to release and strain the broth. Discard the solids and the bones.
Once cooled, I refrigerate and use it when required. The fat will accumulate on top once cooled. You can collect the chicken fat and use it for making omelettes, stir-fry etc.. The broth freezes well too. I make the broth twice a week and there is always a stash in the refrigerator.
These days chicken bones / carcass can be bought online from meat delivery shops / online butchers here in Bangalore. You can also save the carcass when deboning a whole chicken and use it for making broth. Chicken feet have the highest amount of collagen and if you can buy chicken feet, use that too for making your bone broth.
Here are the things you can buy online for making this recipe
Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker https://amzn.to/3QfwKUc
Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar https://amzn.to/3H3DIpN
Muslin Unbleached Cloth https://amzn.to/3I76AhW
Here is the video of how to make Chicken Bone Broth
1 kg chicken bones / chicken carcass
1 medium sized onion
1 pod garlic
2 inch fresh turmeric (optional)
3 sprigs curry leaves
2 inch piece ginger
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon black peppercorn
1 star anise
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 litres water
Add all the bones / chicken carcass to an instant pot.
Add in the vegetables.
Add in the spices.
Add in the salt and the apple cider vinegar.
Add in the water. Do not fill the instant pot higher than the maximum fill line.
Cover the instant pot with its lid. Turn the steam release valve to the sealing position. Set the timer in the instant pot for two hours on high pressure (Use the manual function). After the instant pot cooking time is over, wait for the pressure to release naturally.
Open the cooker and let the broth slightly cool. Remove the bones and the solids using a slotted spoon. Strain the remaining broth. Let it cool completely. Once cooled, refrigerate it. The fat will accumulate on top of the container once cooled. You can collect the chicken fat and use it for making omelettes, stir-fry etc.. The broth freezes well too. Use the broth within 3-4 days when refrigerated. Heat the broth and use it.
- Prep Time: 5m
- Cook Time: 2h
Keywords: bone broth