- Submitted by Dahlia
(Mutton Leg Curry, Aatukal Paaya, Goat Leg Paaya)
The good thing about making at home is that you know exactly the quality of ingredients that went in. You may or may not add a particular ingredient depending on your health condition. I encourage everyone to try making this today.
Recipe for Mutton Paya
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
- Goat legs – 1 (about ½ kg)
- Big Onion – 1
- Small Onion – 150 gm
- Tomatoes – 3
- Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
- Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
- Green Chilies – 3 (slit)
- Red Chili Powder – 1.5 tbsp
- Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp
- Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
- Garam Masala – 1 tsp
- Fennel Seeds – 2 tsp
- Poppy Seeds – 2 tsp
- Coriander Leaves – handful (chopped)
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - 2 tbsp
- Carefully scape the black burnt portion of the goat legs. Be careful not to tear away the flesh. Just gently try to remove as much black as possible.
- Wash and soak the legs for about 15 minutes in some cold water. Drain the water.
- Take the legs in a pressure cooker.
- Also add chopped onions, half of the chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder,2 tsp of red chili powder, 2 tsp of coriander powder and salt.
- Also add about 2 cups of water. Switch on the heat and bring to a boil.
- Close the cooker and let it cook for 10-15 whistles. The bones should break down and give out its essence. Only then the curry will get a good taste.
- In the meantime, grind 1 tsp of fennel seeds, poppy seeds and grated coconut with some water to a smooth paste. It should be very smooth, almost like thick coconut milk. Keep this aside.
- Heat oil in a kadai and add 1 tsp of fennel seeds. Add shallots and slit green chilies. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the rest of the tomatoes and saute for about 5 minutes.
- Add 2 tsp of red chili powder and 1 tsp of coriander powder at this stage.
- Sieve the ground coconut paste to extract a thick coconut milk. Add this to the masala. Bring it to boil.
- Open the pressure cooker. Add the cooked goat legs along with all the liquid.
- Check for salt and add as needed. Also, adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding additional water if needed. Usually paya curry has a very diluted consistency.
- Boil again. Reduce the flame and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Mutton Paya is an excellent combination with all South Indian tiffin varieties like aapam, idiyappam, kal dosa, idli or parotta.
- It also tastes great with bread and chapatti.
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