Road Side Treasures – “Aattu Kaal Soup”
Aattu Kaal Soup
1. Goat or Lamb’ legs-6 nos.
2. Onion paste-2 tbsp
3. Tomato paste- 2 tsp
4. Ginger-garlic paste-1 tbsp
5. Coconut paste-2 tsp
6. Dhania powder-1 tsp
7. Garam masala-1 tsp
8. Red chilli powder-1 tsp
9. Turmeric powder-1 tsp
10. Mint leaves-1/2 (bunch finely chopped)
11. Lemon juice-2 tbsp
12. Salt-as per taste
13. Water -as much to immerse the legs
14. Oil-2-3 tsp
15. 3-4 Whole Green Chillies sauted in 1 tspn ghee or butter for garnishing.
16. Whole garam masala-2 Bay leaves, 2 Black cardamom, 2 cloves, 2 green
Cardamom, 1 med stick of cinnamon.
Clean and wash the legs. Cook it in the cooker by immersing the legs in the water, add 1/2 tsp of turmeric & salt cook it for 20-25 mins.
Take a pressure cooker pan heat oil in it on med-high flame, add whole garam masala (bay leaves, cinnamon & two types of cardamom & cloves) saute it for half a second, then add onion paste fry until light brown.
Add turmeric, chilli & dhania powders, ginger-garlic paste saute it for 1 min, then add coconut paste saute it for 2-3 secs stir continuously, now add legs (cooked & reserving the liquid) & tomato paste fry for 1 min add the liquid, salt & allow it to cook for 1-2 whistle until tender.
Remove the lid and stir in mint leaves, garam masala powder, lemon juice see the consistency should be of soup. Chek the salt. Finally garish it with sauted green chillies in ghee or butter.
Serve hot pipping soup with Aappams, Iddiappams, home made Naans or Malabar Parathas. Happy cooking!!!!
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