Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Goat leg soup (clear)

Aattukkaal (goat leg) soup can be made in many styles. People make it with tomato or ginger or with lot of spices.
Here I am presenting my mom's clear soup version which will not have much spices , so it can be safely fed for kids also. It is very good for people recovering from cold and tiring journey. It is believed to reduce body aches.

Goat leg - 2
Black pepper - 1 tbsp
cumin seed - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 3
Shallot onion - 10
garlic - 1 (whole)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp + 1 tbsp
salt - to taste


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.
Then rub and wash it thoroughly by applying turmeric powder.

Place the legs in a pressure cooker vessel along with water (6 cups) to immerse the legs.

Add the bay leaf, turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp, sliced shallot and garlic .

Pressure cook it to get one whistle.
Then reduce the flame and cook in low heat for 25 minutes.
Switch off flame and wait to release the pressure.

Then take out the vessel.

Add salt to taste.

Mix well . Pour the required amount of soup and pieces in serving bowl.( It is a good idea to serve the clear soup alone and to save the pieces to make paaya - a watery curry.)

Add crushed pepper and cumin over the soup.
Serve hot as a clear soup before meals.


Sailaja Damodaran said...

Good for cold...my mom use to make this ....

Tina said...

Healthy and yummy soup...

Rina said...

Sure that bowl of clear soup would be so satisfying..
And gosh !! u remind me of paya..that is one thing I miss here..I don't think we get goat's legs here.. but can't forget the pepper paya masala in chennai.

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Soma Pradhan said...

Always wanted this recipe..Thanks for posting it...Have bookmarked it.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow such a delectable soup, had it long back, its kinda hard to get goat legs here...U r lucky dear..

chakhlere said...

a healing and healthy soup indeed!!

Unknown said...

Yummy & very tempting!!!I bookmarked it sure will try this...thanks for sharing..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

i have had this as a kid... wow wonderful to see it again and remember the good old days...

Sanghi said...

Mmm... aatukal soup! My favt.. tempting viki!!

Yasmeen said...

I like it this way... lighter:)

Radhe said...

hai viki,
again a yummy dish.where did u get this goatleg?


Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks friends.
Radhe: I got it in a halal shop in Iselin, NJ dear.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks delicious to me, can't resist from such kind of soup..

s said...

oh my i have had so much of this...not in the near past though..great recipe though..