Friday, April 23, 2010

Aattukaal Paya

Jayanthy Kumaran | 19:04 | | |


Aattukaal Paya: ( Lamb Leg Masala)

Aattukal Paya is an authentic spicy TamilNadu recipe.

Idiyappam and Aattukal paya is an excellent breakfast menu. Most of the South Indian restaurants, serve this Paya with Idiyappam, Aappam, Steamy Idly, Hot spongy dosa, Chapati, Roti and Parathas. My Mom prepared this and It tasted awesome with rich spicy aroma. This can also be taken as hot soup. 

Preparation is quite simple and the taste lies on the right mixing of ingredients. Just pour a bowl full of hot Aattukkal Paya, over a plate of soft Idiyappams and relish the taste. I love to share this healthy, tasty recipe with you here. 

Try it and let me know how tasty it is :)          


·Goat Leg                                       - 2
·Onion                                            - 4
·Tomato                                         - 3
·Oil                                                - 5 tbsp
·Turmeric pwd                                 - 1 tsp
·Green chilly                                   - 3
·Cumin                                           - 1 tsp
·Saunf                                            - 1 tsp
·Pattai                                            - 2
·Cloves                                          - 3
·Bay leaf                                        - 1
·Ginger garlic paste                        - 2 tbsp
·Red chilly pwd                               - 2 tbsp
·Coriander pwd                               - 1 tbsp
·Coconut pieces                             - 1 small cup
·Mint leaves                                    - 1 cup
·Curry and coriander leaves             - 1 cup
·Fresh lemon juice                          - 1 tbsp
·Salt to taste


1.     Clean the Goat’s legs, wash it thoroughly.
2.     Cook with 1 tsp turmeric pwd, little salt and 4 cups of water in pressure cooker . After 1 whistle, lower the flame and allow to cook for 1 hr.
3.     Meanwhile, chop onion, tomato, green chillies, mint leaves, curry and coriander leaves.
4.     Grate coconut to pieces and grind to thick paste in blender by adding little water.
5.     Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan, add cumin, saunf, pattai, cloves and bay leaf. Wait to crackle.
6.     Add chopped onion, sauté to light brown.
7.     Add ginger garlic paste, green chilly, mint leaves, coriander and curry leaves. Continue frying.
8.     Add tomato pieces, allow to cook, until it turns soft.
9.     Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd and little salt ( already salt is added while cooking goat’s leg)
10.  Combine well and fry, till oil comes to surface and a spicy smell arises.
11.  Add the cooked goat’s leg soup, stir well.
12.  Allow to cook in high flame, till it bubbles.
13.  Check for salt and seasonings and adjust accordingly.
14.  Add thick coconut paste, allow to just one boil and remove from flame..
15.  Add 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice. Mix well.
16.  Sprinkle finely chopped coriander leaves.

17.  Serve hot with steamy Idly, Idiyappam, chapatti,parathas and roti.

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  1. Wow akka!!! I am gonna show this recipe to karthik and he s gonna go crazy. I think whenever he feels like eating "attukal paya" I am gonna show him this recipe :-) . But if I get attukal here def am gonna try your recipe.

  2. What a mouthwatering Paya. I was half-asleep when I came here.Now my eyes are wide open looking at those succulent lamb legs. Super!

  3. what a delicious lamb/goat leg masala
    my hus is a grt fan of aby goat dishes.sure i will try this traditional tamilnadu recipe..i don't know whether we will get it here or time check it and sure will give a try..thanks for sharing this traditional recipe.

  4. Hy Shriya,
    Right now, I'm passing this plate and my love to you and karthik dear.

  5. Hy Cool Lassie & Pranis Kitchen,

    I am very happy to receive your appreciation. Thanks a lot.

    I hope n wish you get this in ur place and relish the spicy traditional dish.

  6. Heyy,,Jay..aatukkal paya is good for health dear my amma makes this soup for us but am missing now here i dont find the legs dear to make soup,,ur's came out perfect makes me hungry in the morning dear..

  7. Heyy,,Jay..aatukkal paya is good for health dear my amma makes this soup for us but am missing now here i dont find the legs dear to make soup,,ur's came out perfect makes me hungry in the morning dear..

  8. Aaahaaaa....kalakuringa!!...superb dear

  9. வாவ்வ்வ் ஆட்டுக்கால் பாயா அருமை!! படத்தை போட்டு இப்படி ஜொள்ளு விடவெச்சுட்டீங்களே...இங்க ஆட்டுக்கால் வாங்கன்னும்னு ஆசைதான் ஆனால் ஒவ்வோரு காலும் மனுஷன் கால் மாதிரி பெருசா இருக்கறதைப்பார்த்தாலே ஆசை போய்டும்...

  10. Hijay my mouthwatering..and very colourful .....can u pass the plate...

  11. That looks so divine, Jay..I will give it a try sometime..Great recipe!!

  12. never heard about this one... great recipe...would love to try this!

  13. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Friends. I love reading every comment. Give a special try for Goat's legs at your place and sure you will find it. Enjoy this spicy Paya ...

  14. Hi Jay,
    I am literarily drooling...u made such a mouth watering dish....feeling crazy to taste it right now...

  15. Wow... I love Indian food... *sigh*.. I just need to master it! Lols.. thanks for dropping by my blog too =)

  16. Its has been ages i had this paya, paathathum pasikuthu..

  17. Beautiful dish Jay!


  18. Jay,

    curry looks awesome, thanks for visiting my blog i will be following you. you have wonderful collection of recipes.

  19. wow Jay! Super recipe, I drooling here, though I am not a good fan of mutton, this looks so tempting! A perfect click.

  20. It looks awesome Jay....I too love this, my favorite combo is with dosas for a weekend breakfast :)

  21. Oh Wow I love PAYA !!!!. I have'nt made this though here in the US. My mom used to make it for us..Urs look absoluteluy delicious ..and ur Click is making me crave for it...

  22. This is my favorite... i love it:-)

  23. Shared some awards with you do collect it from by blog.

  24. Delicious lamb,I like it :)

  25. clicks look grrrreat, jay.

  26. This will be so tasty with the goat meat that I have :)
    Thank for following my blog! I have done the same!

  27. Thanks for your motivating kind words and appreciation Friends.

  28. Hy Panchpakwan,

    Thanks for your awards dear. I am so delighted to receive those.

  29. Haiii!! Jay,,how are you ter

  30. Doing good. How u Sathya. I am drooling over your new post now dear.

  31. wow...mouth watering ...your pics induce cravings

  32. Hello Jay, thanks a lot for following my blog and your valuable comments. Attukkal paya looks really very nice and tempting me a lot.

  33. As you said mutton and idiyappam is an unbeatable combo..
    Thanks for visiting Collaborative curry :-)

  34. hey jay nice too see ur blog...its very nice and interesting....i liked it...and paya was one of my fav too...its nice good thought too....atukula paya...and healthy one...

  35. I have heard a lot of my friends rave about this!! I should make it soon for my meat-a-holic!

  36. My daughter is a fan for this.yummy with aapam.

  37. Jay im from Malaysia...i have heard of paya in tamil movies but never know what is u have cleared my doubt...tnx ya...


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