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Lamb Leg Curry / Aatu Kaal Kulambu

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When the name Lamb Leg is specified, I very well know that people will look for PAYA, but this is not paya and something different from paya. An authentic and traditional dish of Tamilian, which goes out perfect with steamed rice, idli and dosa. The perfect side dish for this curry is Egg omelette and Mixture. Let us move on to the recipe…

Lamb Leg Curry / Aatu Kaal Kulambu

Lamb Leg Curry / Aatu Kaal Kulambu

Ingredients:

  • Lamb / Mutton Leg – 4 legs
  • Onions – 1 ½ nos (medium size)
  • Black Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 ½ tsp
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 “ inch stick
  • Tomato – 1 no (small sized)
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves- a string
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Grated coconut – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Clean and roughly chop the lamb/mutton legs into medium pieces.
  • Finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • Pound / crush a hand of chopped onions with half tsp of cumin seeds, black pepper, garlic and ginger. Keep it aside.
  • Take lamb leg, pounded onion, ¼ tsp of turmeric powder and two cups of water in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  • Grind the coconut along with a tsp of cumin seeds to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in the roughly chopped onions and cook till they become transparent.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
  • Drain the lamb/mutton pieces from the boiled water. Reserve the water.
  • Add in the pressure cooked lamb/mutton pieces alone followed by ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add in the grounded paste and cook till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the reserved water (stock) and bring it to boil.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles. When the pressure it released, transfer it a bowl.

Serve hot with steamed rice, idli or dosa.

Mutton leg curry / Aatu kaal kuzhambu

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One of my favorite and authentic Tamilnadu recipe.

Lamb leg curry / Aatu kaal kulambu

Lamb leg curry / Aatu kaal kulambu

 

Ingredients:

  • Mutton / Lamb leg – 4 nos(smoked and chopped)
  • Shallots – 10 nos
  • Onion – 2 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Peppercorns – 10 nos
  • Cumin – 4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Garlic – 6 cloves
  • Ginger – 1” inch stick
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Coconut milk – ½ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a string

Preparation:           

  • Finely chop the onion and tomato. Crush cumin and peppercorns. Also crush shallots, garlic and ginger.
  • In a pressure cooker, take 2 cups of water, lamb legs, turmeric powder, crushed cumin and peppercorns, crushed shallots, garlic and ginger.
  • Pressure cook all these for 5 whistles.
  • Heat oil in another pressure cooker, put mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Wait till they splutter.
  • Put the onions and fry till they are golden brown, followed by tomato till they become mushy.
  • Put all the spice powders and salt. Fry till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the boiled lamb leg along with the stock, wait till it boil.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and wait for it to boil. Again pressure cook it for 2 whistles.

Serve hot along with steamed rice, idli or dosa.

Lamb leg soup / Aatu kaal soup

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Lamb leg soup is a very authentic soup recipe from South India.It is made from the smoked leg of Lamb. It is mildly spiced but well flavoured. It is very healthy and good for kids with poor appetite.

Lamb leg soup / Aatu kaal soup

Lamb leg soup / Aatu kaal soup

Ingredients:

  • Lamb leg – 2 legs
  • Shallots/Sambhar onion – 10 nos
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Ginger – ½” inch stick
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Black peppercorns – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Chop each leg into 4 pieces.
  • Peel and crush onion, garlic and ginger.
  • Crush cumin seeds and peppercorns.
  • In a pressure cooker, boil water along with leg pieces and all the crushed ingredients with oil, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Wait for 6 whistles.
  • Pour in the lemon juice and stir it well.

Serve hot with toasted bread.