Spicy Aatukal Paya:
This is my Mom’s signature recipe and she used to cook this special mutton recipe for special family gatherings. 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
1. Clean the Goat’s trotters ( chopped leg pieces ) by genltly scrapping with a knife .
2. Wash well, drain and keep aside.
3. Chop onion and tomato to small pieces.
4. Wash and chop coriander leaves.
5. Heat oil in a pressure pan.
6. Add ginger garlic paste.
7. Sauté for a minute.
8. Add chopped onion and fry well.
9. Add finely cut tomatoes and cook further.
10. Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd, coriander pwd and salt.
11. Allow the mixture to cook on low flame for 4 minutes.
12. Now add goat legs and coriander leaves.
13. Combine well.
14. Pour water enough to cover the contents in the cooker.
15. Pressure cook in medium flame for 4 whistles.
16. Then simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
17. The trotters take a long time to cook. When cooked it becomes soft and can be chewed upon.
18. Once the pressure turns off, stir well.
19. Grind the grated coconut to smooth paste with the addition of cumin and little water. Add the thick paste and allow to boil.
20. Check for salt and adjust.
21. Heat oil in a small fry pan.
22. Add cloves, cinnamon and saunf.
23. Wait to crackle.
24. Add to paya and mix well.
25. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.
26. Switch off the flame.
27. Delicious and spicy Aattukaal paya ready to give a taste.