Whenever I come across Soup recipe list, the fist thing I search for is sweetcorn soup in vegetarian and Lamb leg (attukal) soup in non vegetarian category. The vegetarian soup is my favourite and the non vegetarian is my husband's. Though I do not know how to cook non vegetarian, my mother-in-law fills the place. She is an awesome cook as far as non-veg is concerned. When we were in India this time, me and my husband gave our favourite menu list for her to cook and wow! every time she cooks, the food gets its own flavour! The very first menu request from my husband was attukal soup and within minutes she made it.
With Lamb, you can cook a different variety of food - Lamb biriyani, Lamb soup etc. For this Soup preparation, she uses a specially prepared powder in addition with pepper powder. First I'll share the recipe and then the way to prepare this soup powder.
Lamb Leg - 4
1/4 cup onions
1 tsp pepper
2-3 tsp soup powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2-3 flakes of garlic
2 green chillies
Clean the Lamb leg. In a pressure cooker, mix the lamb leg with this all the above ingredients and pressure cook it.
Add enough water (till the lamb is fully covered with watter).
Pressure cook it till you get 2 hiss. Now cook it in Sim flame for 20 mts.
Take out the lamb along with water and serve hot.
50g - whole black pepper
100g - Dhaniya (cilantro seeds)
1 1/2 tsp of sombhu (Fennel Seeds)
Grind the above ingredients in a mixer and use it as soup powder. You can use it for any soup, it gives a rich flavour and taste to the soup.