Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Chennai special Goat leg soup

Goat leg soup is one of the most healthiest soups of India . I usually make  a simple version to prepare this soup, as I would take half of the soup to serve before meal and use the remaining to make kuruma / paya. Click to see my clear soup method.
Then last year, one of my neighborhood friend made this most popular version of goat leg soup and I got the hint of this recipe also.

Bring everything to a boil with tomatoes.
Goat leg - 2
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
ginger- 2 inch
garlic- 1(whole)
Sesame oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
Bay leaves -2
cinnamon- 1 inch
fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp (whole)+ 2 tbsp (powdered)
Red onion - 2
tomato - 4
curry leaves- 1 sprig
cilantro- 1 handful
mint leaves - 1 handful
Green chilli- 2

First slightly blacken the skin in legs in flame to burn all the left over hair.
Break it in to two pieces to reduce the length. (In some mutton shops they do these processes before selling).
Then rub and wash it thoroughly by applying 1/2 tsp turmeric powder.
Place the legs in a pressure cooker vessel along with water (10 cups) to immerse the legs. Add 1 tsp turmeric powder.
In a kadai , heat 2 tbsp sesame oil. Add cinnamon, fennel seeds, cumin, black pepper 1 tsp and after it turns red add bay leaves (brinjileaves), curry leaves, chopped onion and saute till onion turns red.
Now put chopped green chillies, cilantro and mint leaves one by one .
Add the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell vanishes.
Pour it into the pressure cooker and cook it to get one whistle.
Then reduce the flame and cook in low heat for 30 minutes till the leg gets completely cooked. (or cook till 15 whistles) .Open the lid after the pressure is gone.
Then add required salt, chopped tomato and cook again till tomato dissolves. (we cook tomato in the last to ensure complete cooking of goat leg).
Goat leg soup is ready !

serving suggestions:
Serve before meal or just like rasam over plain rice.
Add some more pepper powder , if needed.


Jayanthy Kumaran said...

All time favorite recipe

Jaleela Kamal said...

இந்த குளிருக்கு ஏற்ற அருமையான சூப்