Aattu Kaal Soup/ Paaya

Aatu kaal soup 5

Ingredients:

  • Goat legs /paaya – 1lb
  • Oil – for sauteing
  • Onions – 3/4 cup chopped into small pieces
  • Garlic -6 whole cloves
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tomato – 1, chopped
  • Water – 4 cups

Grind into a fine paste using water :

  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Whole black pepper – 1 tsp (2 tsps or more according to taste)
  • Ginger – 1 inch

Method:

    • Wash the goat legs and set them aside.
    • Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan.
    • Add the chopped onions and garlic. Saute until they turn golden brown.

Aatu kaal soup 1

    • Add the goat legs. Saute for 3 minutes.

Aatu kaal soup 2

    • Add the ground ginger mixture and turmeric powder.
    • Add little salt.
    • Saute for 2 minutes.

Aatu kaal soup 3

    • Add 4 cups of water and the chopped tomato.
    • Add salt to taste.
    • Pressure cook for 4 whistles.

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  • Enjoy hot soup.

Note:

1 tsp of pepper will not be spicy. I made it for my daughter. I added more ground pepper to cup of soup while serving.

Carrot Broccoli Dal Gravy

Carrot broccoli gravy

Ingredients:

  • Broccoli – 2- 3 bunches, cut into floret (I add a lot of broccoli)
  • Carrots – 1 or 2, sliced
  • Toor dal – 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Water – as required to dilute the gravy
  • Hing – 3 pinches
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Grind the ingredients below to a fine paste using water:

  • Shredded coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillis- 3 or 4

For seasoning :

  • Oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves

Method:

  • Steam cook the broccoli and carrots separately. Set them aside. Do not over cook the vegetables.
  • Pressure cook moong dal and toor dal together with water for 4 whistles.
    Mash the dal.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
  • Add curry leaves, broccoli and carrots.
  • Mix well and add the cooked dals and coconut paste.
  • Add water, hing, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  • Let it cook on medium heat until the gravy boils.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Serve with white rice.