Mutton Paya | Spicy Aatukal Paya | Hot Goat Leg Curry
We could never forget the tongue tickling taste, even though it has too much fat content and washing hands after the meal turns to be a big hassle…;) The Goat’s legs or trotters are called Paya in Hindi.! This is a hot and spicy curried soup rich with gelatin from the bone marrows. In this authentic recipe, the trotters are cooked in hot water with aromatic spices and salt for more time, till the trotters have become tender and juicy. Try now , the fluffy Appam, Idiappam or chapattis teamed with this hot curry, which is laden with the rich taste of coconut, masalas and onion tomato paste. Here we go with the hot and spicy curry recipe …!
Goat leg ( trotters ) / Paya - 1 dozen
Onion - 3
Tomato - 2
Coriander leaves - handful
Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Turmeric pwd - ½ tsp
Red chilly pwd - 2 tbsp
Garam masala pwd - 1 tsp
Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
Grated coconut pieces - ½ cup
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1
Saunf - ¼ tsp
Cumin - ¼ tsp
Salt to taste
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Clean the Goat’s trotters ( chopped leg pieces ) by genltly scrapping with a knife .
Wash well, drain and keep aside.
Chop onion and tomato to small pieces.
Wash and chop coriander leaves.
Heat oil in a pressure pan.
Add ginger garlic paste.
Sauté for a minute.
Add chopped onion and fry well.
Add finely cut tomatoes and cook further.
Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd, coriander pwd and salt.
Allow the mixture to cook on low flame for 4 minutes.
Now add goat legs and coriander leaves.
Pour water enough to cover the contents in the cooker.
Pressure cook in medium flame for 4 whistles.
Then simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
The trotters take a long time to cook. When cooked it becomes soft and can be
Once the pressure turns off, stir well.
Grind the grated coconut to smooth paste with the addition of cumin and little
water. Add the thick paste and allow to boil.
Check for salt and adjust.
Heat oil in a small fry pan.
Add cloves, cinnamon and saunf.
Wait to crackle.
Add to paya and mix well.
Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Switch off the flame.
Delicious and spicy Aattukaal paya ready to give a taste.
Serve hot with fluffy Appam, idly, idiappam, roti, plain rice, fried rice and parathas.