Konro Indonesian Beef Rib Soup

Indonesian Beef Ribs Soup

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Konro Indonesian Beef Rib Soup

Made in an Instant Pot in less than 60 minutes
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indonesian
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Rosie


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 lbs beef ribs
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tablespoon Indonesian sweet soy sauce ketchup manis
  • 2 tablespoons crispy fried shallots
  • 1 lime cut in wedges
  • 1 small chili
  • Also if you have Kluwak nuts add about 5 to the paste mix before grinding. If you do not have these do not worry – just leave them out
  • Spice Paste Recipe
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds or powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds or powder
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 small shallots peeled
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder


  • To prepare the paste first dry roast the cumin and coriander seeds in a pan over low heat for 3-4 mins. Be Careful not to have it too hot else they will burn. You can tell they are ready when they release their fragrant smell which you will easily sense.
  • Then grind them together with the peppercorns and cloves until fine – We used spice or coffee bean grinder.
  • Now add to a hand Blitzer bowl or food processor and add in the garlic, shallots. Add a little oil to wet the mix so that it keeps turning in the processor and is slightly wet.
  • Cut the beef ribs into single portions
  • Turn on the instant pot to saute and when hot add the oil-wet paste mix to the bowl and cook it for 3-4 minutes stirring.
  • Add beef ribs to instant pot and cook for about 5 minutes while you continue stirring
  • Then add the  tamarind paste, sweet soy sauce, salt, pepper, and water to the bowl
  • Cook on high pressure for 25 mins and 10 minutes natural pressure release
  • After cooking then taste the broth and add salt, pepper, sweet soy sauce. I also suggest adding a little bit of chili and then taste. You will find the chili does bring the flavor to life. 
  • Then serve in a bowl topping with spring onions and dried shallots


Really Nice Flavor For A Cold Winters Broth


Calories: 232kcal