Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Aatu Kaal Paaya ( Smoked leg of lamb cooked in a spicy sauce )

After removing the skin of goat or lamb, it can be used from head to toe.  Every single part starting from head can be eaten.  Head is used for head curry, even tongue and nose also used, it might bit dodgy if you are a vegetarian. The meat, intenstine, liver, brain everything is used for different preparation.  To be more clear, the blood is also consumed.  Paaya is prepared using the feet of lamb or goat.  When it comes to feet or leg , the skin cannot be peeled completely, so it's left out with a few hairy parts.


This feet or leg of lamb with hairy parts  cannot be used directly for any recipe.  Hence this is smoked or burnt completely until it burns out all the hairy parts outside .  This can be done only by butchers, not in home.  To read about this might be bit yucky,  but this is just a piece of information who have never heard the word paaya.  In case you have lost your interest after reading this, please don't.  This recipe bursts with flavours and also very good for your bones and joints.  Any non veg lover will love this,  appam with paaya or idyapaam with paaya is such a well known popular combination.  It does taste good with chapathi's and rice too.  So instead of your regular chicken or lamb curries and stews, try this for a change next time, you'll surely love it.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time:  45 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
Smoked feet- 2 sets ( which means 2 feet and leg of lamb chopped into pieces)
Ginger garlic paste- 2 tsp
Onion- 1 medium sized finely chopped
Tomato- 1 medium sized finely chopped
Cinnamon- 1/2 inch stick
Cardamom- 1
Cloves- 1
Bay leaf- 1 small leaf
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Freshly ground pepper and cumin- 1/2 tbsp ( take equal amount of pepper and cumin and ground it coarsely )
Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp finely chopped
Coconut milk- 100 ml
Oil- 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
Wash the smoked feet well in water, rubbing the few burnt parts.  Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add all the whole spices, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves.  Then add onions and ginger garlic paste.  Saute well until the raw smell goes and it looks light brown in colour.  Now add the tomatoes and saute till they look mushy.  Now add the chilly powder and coriander powder and mix it well.  Now add the leg of lamb and mix it well.  Add lots of water, until it looks completely immersed and the water level is well above the top.  At this stage add the freshly ground pepper and cumin.   Cover the cooker with it's lid, put the whistle.  Cook it for upto 10 whistles.
Generally it takes very long time to cook.  If it looks hard after 10 whistles, cook it for another 5 more whistles.  At this stage add coconut milk, coriander leaves and salt.  Cook it for another 3 whistles.  To check if it's cooked properly, when you touch it should be very soft and the meat should come of from the bone very easily.  Now you know it's ready, take it off from heat.  Serve while they are still warm with idiyappam, appam, rice or chapathi's.

34 comments:

Indugetscooking said...

The tongue and nose sound a bit tacky to me too... :D

But leg of the goat, always welcome....

Tina said...

Beautiful clicks dear....Paaya sounds flavourful and mouthwatering.

Princy Vinoth said...

wow looks good but yea the bit about the goat's leg is a turn off ! but thanks for the info.

Priyas Feast said...

Tongue tickling paya...Luvly click..

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

very tempting to have that very bite of idiyaappam soaked a little at the edges in that spicy Paaya....oooo nenachaaley vaai la thanni !

Plateful said...

I was sold at the spicy sauce! Curry looks lip-smacking good sweetie! Happy Vday!!

Rashida shaikh said...

When I started making Paya, I loved the taste so much...can't resist now
However, we make in a different way and remove all hard part from the outer surface of legs once it smoked.
Can’t take my eyes from lovely picz.

Suja Manoj said...

Wow drooling here,looks super tempting..must try this,thanks for sharing.

maha said...

i think ur profesional in non veg...it looks so spicy n hot dear.....

seetha said...

Yummy!!:-))It goes well with idly,dosa too:-))

seetha said...

Yummy!!:-))))It goes well with idly & dosa too:-)

Julie said...

Never had this before,but looks good!!

Happy Valentines day,dear!!

Erivum Puliyum

Kalyani said...

very tempting and delicious paaya ........

Aarthi said...

WOW..I love this..Thanks for posting it Dear..

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Shri said...

Looks delicious. And the description was good!

faseela said...

wow...yummy...yummy..yummy...superb dear

schmetterlingwords said...

At home, amma prepares aatu kaal soup and I just love the soup to bits, though I wouldn't touch the leg part. ;) But, I've never tasted Paaya. It is interesting and I think I must get a bit bold to taste the legs too when I go next time to India :) Lovely preparation Ayeesha!!

Sravs said...

Happy Valentine Day Dear !! That's very inviting well presented too !!

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ANU said...

OMG! did u make this at home...awesome dear...I will try this sometime for sure....luv the clicks....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply tempting looking paya.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Viki's Kitchen said...

Paaya is my favorite too...with idiyappam...I am drooling! Happy Valentine's day!

Roshu said...

Something very new to me.....

divya said...

curry looks mouthwatering and delicious..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

mouthwateringly delicious. long time since I made this. Got try this soon

Amina Khaleel said...

fantastic post... you have explained it very well ... paaya really tastes delicious... my mother too makes it this way...

simran said...

very informative.have never tried paaya before...but i hve heard that its great for all aching joints.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

superbly delicious!!!

Ambreen said...

Nice flavorful dish, perfect for the cold weather! Fantastic pics!

Chandrani said...

Wow..lamp sounds yumm..

Kitchen Riffs said...

Fun recipe! I've cooked with chicken feet before, but never lamb feet. Not that easy to find, although I do know butcher shops that sell them. I enjoyed reading this - thanks for sharing.

An Open Book said...

not really a mutton fan, but tht bowl looks pretty inviting

Mary said...

This looks delicious. This is the kind of dish my family would really love. I hope all is well. Have a wonderfu levening. Blessings...Mary

Familycook said...

The curry looks delish! Unfortunately, we don't get fire-roasted trotters in the US and I miss them a lot.

Marina said...

This is a great meal. And those tender part like tong is a delicacy! Thanks for visiting my blog. I am your new follower now. You have a nice place here.

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