Aattu Kaal Soup (Paaya)

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Aattu Kaal Soup (Paaya)

  • Clean and wash the legs.
  • Cook it in a pressure cooker by immersing the legs in the water with 1/2 tsp of turmeric and salt for 20-25 minutes.
  • Take a pan, heat oil in it on a medium-high flame. Add whole garam masala (bay leaves, cinnamon and two types of cardamom and cloves) and saute it for half a second.
  • Then add onion paste and fry until light brown.
  • Add turmeric, chilli and dhania powders, ginger-garlic paste and saute it for 1 minute.
  • Then add coconut paste and stir continuously.
  • Now add legs (Cooked and reserving the remaining liquid) and tomato paste and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add this mixture to the pressure cooker with the remaining liquid from earlier and salt and allow it to cook for 1-2 whistles until tender.
  • Once cool, remove the lid and stir in mint leaves, garam masala powder, lemon juice. Check the consistency, it should be that of a soup.
  • Check the salt.
  • Finally garish it with sauteed green chillies in ghee or butter.
  • Serve hot piping soup with aappams, iddiappams, home made naans or Malabar parathas.