Aattu Kaal Soup (Paaya)

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Goat or Lamb's legs - 6
  • Onion paste - 2 tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 2 tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Coconut paste - 2 tsp
  • Dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  • Mint leaves - 1/2 (bunch finely chopped)
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Water - as much to immerse the legs
  • Oil - 3 tsp
  • 4 - whole green chillies, sauteed in 1 tsp ghee or butter for garnishing
  • Whole garam masala:
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • 2 - black cardamom
  • 2 - cloves
  • 2 - cardamom
  • 1 - cinnamon

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.

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