Aatu Kaal Soup / Lamb Leg Soup - South Indian Style


Lamb leg soup is a very authentic soup recipe from South India, some prepare it spicy whereas my version adopted from my Mom is mildly spiced but well flavored. It is such a delightful and tasty soup recipe that is very healthy too, it is good for kids with a poor appetite. My granny used to prepare this soup on weekends and with the leftover legs she used to make gravy that tastes awesome, she adds a special ingredient love that makes it more special. Miss her and her love but still am happy that I have her recipes with me atleast. Back to the recipe mutton legs are not fleshy but has fat content, they are also packed with minerals and also tastes great with any preparation, this soup tastes great, try it and you will agree with me; come lets get to know how to make the recipe.


INGREDIENTS

(Serves 2 glasses/bowls)
  1. Aatu Kaal / Lamb Legs - 4 (Below the thigh pieces)
  2. Shallots / Pearl onions - 10 (Peeled and chopped into two)
  3. Tomato - 1 small one (chopped into bigger pieces or chunks)
  4. Garlic pods - 3 (Peeled)
  5. Coriander leaves - Few (Optional) 
  6. Peppercorns - 1/2 tablespoon 
  7. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tablespoon 
  8. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon 
  9. Pepper powder - As required 
  10. Salt - As per taste 
  11. Water - 4 cups


PREPARATION METHOD

  • Add all the above ingredients (except pepper powder) into a pressure cooker, close the cooker with a lid and place on flame.
  • After the steam starts to ooze out of the nozzle, place the whistle and simmer the flame. Cook on low flame for 30 - 35 minutes and remove from flame. 
  • After all the pressure gets released, remove the whistle and open the cooker.
  • Strain and serve the clear soup. Add salt and pepper as per taste. Garnish with coriander leaves if you wish.

TIP 1: You can avoid the addition of coriander leaves, tomato, and garlic, it will still taste good.

TIP 2: If the lamb leg does not get cooked properly cook for another 10 minutes and then serve.


Delicious and Healthy Aatu Kaal Soup / Lamb Leg Soup is now ready!! Serve during, breakfast, brunch / before lunch and enjoy good health!!


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Comments

  1. my mom prepares it same way.. its our family fav soup :)

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  2. looks very comforting nad delicious !

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  3. if u r married ,ur hubby is very lucky..;)

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    1. Aha wish my husband read this now... :) Thank you so much!!! Am lucky to be his wife too!!

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    1. Thank you..Try it someday you will love its flavors :)

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  5. This soup is very nutritious too..looks very delicious and peppery.

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    1. Yes its to nutritious they say lamb legs are rich in minerals..Thanks Shobha ji :)

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  6. Delicious and peppery mouthwatery soup.

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  7. looks delicious and nothing can beat this soup dear... i used to love this, amma used to make it and such mouth-watering clicks...

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    1. Yes Priya nothing can beat these authentic soups!!! Thank you dear :)

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  8. Very yummy soup... My grandma used to prepare this when we get cold... Nice clicks...

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    1. Yeah my granny too, she prepares these kinda soups during weekends..The aroma of soup always reminds me of her!! Thanks for the appreciation Akila :)

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  9. I love soups, is this what we usually call 'paaya' made from lamb legs??
    Its supposed to be very healthy!

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    1. No Gauri they call it Paaya instead of soup in some regions of TamilNadu but the preparation differs.. I'll post that too soon :)

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  10. Wow ! Love Love it ever...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  11. My Dad loves lamb & he always will ask mom to make him some soup before she make the gravy. Your soup looks so delicious & irrestible

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. My dad loves it too :) And thanks for the appreciations Shweta :)

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  12. Never tasted a dish like this Divya! looks delicious

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    1. Thanks Swasthi try it once its so healthy and yum!!

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  13. Divya,that's such an exotic soup! I feel so hungry and your clicks makes me crazy more..Pure torture !

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    1. Oh my!! I thought twas a treat ;) btw thank you so much for your appreciations dear :)

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  14. soup looks great.. but i can't taste it dear be'coz am veg.. if my brother seems this he asked to mom to prepare instantly... n he always tells me have non-veg pappa... yes! he calls me pappa...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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    1. Wow you must still seem like a kid to your brother!! So sweet and btw why don't you eat non-veg?? You don't seem to come from a vegetarian family, your bro and mom seems to have NV.. :)

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    2. Ya Divya not from veg family, except me all r NV, in my childhood i was allergic to some foods so my parents avoid it and i too not like NV still now n no idea to take NV in future too... n he is my thambi divya...

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    3. Oh your its your younger bro calling you papa eh?? Ha ha ha!! Oh So you are allergic to NV, then better you avoid it :)

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  15. delicious n yummy soup...
    Divya your presentation is superb dear..))

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  16. Naanum intha recipe post seyyalamnu ninaichen..Super.Nice Pics.

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    1. Thank Asiya :) When are you going to post it??

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  17. hi divya, how are you. the soup looks so delicious, i sure will love to eat this. have a nice day

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    1. Fine thank you :) Have a nice day too!!

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  18. Divs this is a wonderful recipe. I can sense its taste from the picture itself. Loved it

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  19. Such an authentic dish,one of my Grandma's signature dish.

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    1. Yes Priya! very authentic and my granny's signature dish too :)

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  20. Divya,
    the soup looks so so delicious.....especially now here its raining season...nice soup for cold weather....i'll bookmark this recipe. lovely clicks...

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  21. Delicious soup thanks for sharing which spoon did you use tablespoon or teaspoon

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    1. Kamalaveni, use a tablespoon will update that in the recipe. Thanks :)

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  22. yummy soup my kids liked it very much, whole of my family members appreciated me for the soup, tq divya ur soup recipe won my kids heart.

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