Aattukkaal Paya (Goat Leg Gravy)


  • Goat leg – 4
  • Ginger 2 inch piece
  • Garlic 12 cloves
  • Coconut 100 grams
  • Cashews 10
  • Fennel 2 tsp
  • Khas Khas 4 tsp
  • Green chilies 8
  • Turmeric powder 2 tsp
  • Onion 250 grams finely chopped
  • Tomatoes 50 grams
  • Cinnamon stick 1
  • Cardamoms 5
  • Cloves 5
  • Curry leaves 1
  • Cilantro


  1. Heat the goat legs over open flame to burn off the hair. Clean with water and cut into pieces
  2. Cook the goat leg pieces in a pressure cooker with turmeric powder, crushed ginger, 6 garlic cloves crushed, and enough water. Make sure the meat is fully cooked – the meat must be separating from the bone
  3. Heat oil in a pan and fry green 5 chilies
  4. Grind the coconut, cashews, fennel, and the fried green chilies into fine paste and add to the boiled meat
  5. Put oil in a pan and fry cinnamon, clove, cardamons, 2 garlic cloves chopped, onion, 3 green chilies slit lengthwise, and saute till the onions turn golden brown
  6. Add the mutton and spice mix from step 4 and cook for 5 more minutes
  7. Garnish with curry leaves and cilantro
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