Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Aatukal Paya (Goat Leg curry)

It’s been almost a month I’ve posted any recipes.  I’ve had my baby boy on march 30th and he totally changed my life into a beautiful dreamland. He is keeping me busy 24/7. So I couldn’t find time to post any recipes.

Thanks to Nithu and Arthi for keeping us entertained with their delicious concoctions.

Aatukal Paya (Goat leg curry) is one of the Non-Vegetarian delicacies of South Indian. Most people have a love or hate relationship with this dish.


We have an upcoming event that we will announce soon here. Stay Tuned!!!

Spice Level : 4 out of 5
Preparation Time : 2 hours
No of servings : 3-4


  • Goat leg : 2 lb
  • Onion : 1 (large)
  • Tomato : 3
  • Ginger & Garlic Paste : 4 tbsp
  • Coriander powder : 2 tbsp
  • Red Chili Powder : 2 1/2 tbsp (according to your spice level)
  • Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
  • Oil : 3 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves : a handful
  • Cloves : 2
  • Cinnamon : 1 “
  • Bay leaves : 1
  • Fennel seeds : 2 tsp
  • Coconut Milk : 1/4 cup

Method Of Preparation :

  1. Wash and clean the goat leg, if possible get it cleaned from the store.
  2. In a pressure cook add oil and onion.
  3. Fry the onion till it becomes translucent and add ginger & garlic paste.
  4. Once the raw smell goes off add the tomatoes let them fry in medium heat for 3-4 mins
  5. After that add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and red chili powder.
  6. Mix it all together and fry them for 2-3 mins.
  7. Now add the goat leg mix it all together and add 3-4 cups of water.
  8. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and close the lid. pressure cook it for 8-10 whistle or until the leg is fully cooked by letting it cook in simmer heat for about 20 minutes.
  9. After that remove from heat and leave the pressure cooker unopened for overnight or up to 4-5 hours. so that the goat legs get fully soaked in the curry.
  10. After that remove the lid and put it into heat , let it come to a full boil and add the coconut milk.
  11. In a small pan add oil, cloves , cinnamon, bay leaves and fennel seeds. Once it gets sputter remove from heat and put it into pressure cooker.
  12. And remove from heat.
  13. Serve it hot with some idlis or dosa.

Note :

If you want it more spicy you can add some green chilies into it.


  1. Hi Shriya ,
    Enjoy your motherhood to the fullest. And in between whenever you get time post your delicious recipes. 🙂 Is this dish made of goat leg pieces only? the gravy looks diving. we also prepare this kind of curry but with all the pieces of goat.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Simply irresistible and droolworthy paya,havent had since a long..Waiting eagerly for ur upcoming event..

  3. Wow!
    Spicy and delicious paya curry….

  4. Slurrppp…looks delicious..with hot rice I can finish off that bowl 🙂

  5. Enjoy the Motherhood Moments Priya!

  6. nice to meet u shriya…u have a great sppace…i came looking for a re cipe and got stuck here for long this is my 2 nd time returng….keep it up…was easy for us if u had a follow button…..i cant c it

    • Hey Biny,
      I’ve added the follow button. It’s on the sidebar.

  7. This goat curry has me drooling.

  8. This looks amazing. I realize the pressure cooker might be the only cooking supply that I do not have…buying one ASAP!

  9. Hi Shriya,

    Congrats and enjoy motherhood. if possible post the pic of your baby :)…

  10. Congratulations to the proud parents..god bless the baby and enjoy your moments dear..
    Goat curry looks so tempting and yummy..perfect with some white rice..mmm..YUM!

  11. They say that the west wind brings diligence, east wind wisdom, north courage and south peace. Let all these winds deliver what they carry to your baby.

    From S.India but live in Germany and it’s been ages since i had my Payah Curry Dish.

    Googled and here i am… Thanks so much – Keep posting more of your dishes.

  12. This method was excellent.

  13. I tried it and it came out very well….my hubby loved it…