Monday, December 25, 2017

Aatu Kaal Soup / Lamb leg soup

Aatu kaal soup
Lamb leg soup

Aatu Kaal Soup / Lamb leg soup is a famous and an authentic south Indian style soup made with Goat leg / Lamb leg. This soup is a healthy recipe especially for kids. It helps in healthy bone formation, repairs in case of bone injury and improves immune system.

It is recommend to have this soup in the early morning to get more benefits to your body. If you ask for goat bone / lamb leg in the shop, they usually burn the leg and cut them into pieces. If they give fresh legs, then you can burn the legs in direct flame, remove the hair if any and then cut into pieces.

This bone soup / broth is more flavorful and rich in calcium, its definitely a must have dish for kids, as it helps strengthening bones, cells and teeth. Kids will love this soup.

Try out this most flavorful and tasty soup at your home and share your feedback in the comments section below.

Ingredients (serves for 6 )

Aatu kaal / Lamb leg - 250 gm
green chili - 1
onion (medium size) - 1
garlic - 15 - 20 pods
pepper - 1 tablespoon
cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
tomato - 1 medium size
curry leaves - 2 sprigs
coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
oil - 1 tablespoon
ginger - 1.5 inch piece
turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
coriander leaves - few for garnishing


  • grind together garlic, ginger, pepper, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, 1 sprig of curry leaves coarsely

  • add onion and green chili and grind it to a fine paste
  • heat oil in a pressure cooker 
  • add mustard seeds. once it splutters, add the grounded paste
  • fry till raw smell goes off 
  • add chopped tomato and 1 sprig of curry leaves. mix well
  • add salt and turmeric powder
  • add the lamb leg pieces
  • add 1.5 litres of water. 
  • if you want more spice, you can add little bit of red chili powder at this stage. 
  • pressure cook it for 4 -5 whistles
  • once the pressure is released, garnish it with coriander leaves. You can also add pepper powder at the end for more spicier version.
  • serve hot

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