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. My husband loves it and I am not a big fan of it This is one of those dishes he used to get only when he visits home in India.
But Last week he found that our local butcher was selling goat legs and he brought home some. So Immediately I called my Mother-in-law to get her secret recipe for this dish. To my delight my husband said it tasted just like his mom’s dish. He even said that now I can carry on the aatukal torch for the family.
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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 :
- Wash and clean the goat leg, if possible get it cleaned from the store.
- In a pressure cook add oil and onion.
- Fry the onion till it becomes translucent and add ginger & garlic paste.
- Once the raw smell goes off add the tomatoes let them fry in medium heat for 3-4 mins
- After that add coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and red chili powder.
- Mix it all together and fry them for 2-3 mins.
- Now add the goat leg mix it all together and add 3-4 cups of water.
- 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.
- 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.
- After that remove the lid and put it into heat , let it come to a full boil and add the coconut milk.
- 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.
- And remove from heat.
- Serve it hot with some idlis or dosa.
If you want it more spicy you can add some green chilies into it.