Mutton Paya(Aatukal Paya)

Mutton Paya(Aatukal Paya)

Mutton Feet(Aatukal) - 2 pounds
Onion - 2 Big Finely Chopped
Tomatto - 2 Big Finely Chopped
Green Chillies - 2 Chopped
Red Chilli Powder - 1 spoon + 1 spoon
Salt to taste
Bay Leaves - 3
Cinamon Stick - 1/2
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Curry Leaves - 20
Coriander Powder - 1 and 1/2 spoons
Coriander - 1/4 bunch finely chopped
Coconut milk - 1/2 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 and 1/2 spoon

Serves 2 to 3 people

Step 1
Clean Mutton with running water and turmeric powder.

Step 2
Pressure cook mutton along with salt , water and 1 spoon of Red Chilli Powder(1 spoon).Cook until 8 whistles

Step 3
In a Pan pour 5 spoons of oil and then add Bay Leaves , Cinamon Sticks , Cloves and Cardamom and fry.

Step 4
Add Ginger Garlic Paste and fry the same.Once this is fryed add Curry leaves , Onion , Tomatto , Green Chillies one by one and fry the same.

Step 5
Add Red Chilli Powder(1 spoon) , Coriander Powder and fry the same.Now add the Cooked mutton prepared in Step 2 to this add water if needed and salt to taste.Let it cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until you see that it has come to the boiling stage.Now add Coconut milk and let it boil for couple of minutes.Now add the finely chopped coriander leaves.Mutton Paya is read to be served.This goes well with Idiyappam or Idly or Parotta.


Revathi said...

100 years for u.. i was thinking what happnd to you !!!! Wonderful come back entryy...

Joseph Selvaraj said...


Thanks for your encouragement and Wishes...Was bit bussy with office / personal work for the past 2 weeks coz of that was not able to post much..Keep Visiting..many more dishes to come..


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ushaprashanth said...

My sister will do this.. that's a nice recipe.

Srivalli said...

Great place you have here Joseph. have bookmarked to come back and look into details.


Nirmala said...

Joseph, First time here. You have a greta collection and I am really surprised to see a bachelor with so much passion for cooking. Great job! The paya looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Super dish idhu!Is one of my favourite dish:)

Prema Sundar said...

I have tasted this recipe a long time back... looks great.

Anonymous said...

Gud Recipe..Pic looks fantastic

Vanitha said...

Wow... yumm yumm yumm. We WANT more :)
PS: He is NOT a bachelor!!!!!! Joseph oora emathireengala... Let Ruby know this!

Joseph Selvaraj said...


just for fun said...

Hi Joseph,
Your palya looks really great. You have nice blog and wonderful recipes. Nice to see a bachelor in the kitchen. Nice job :)

Joseph Selvaraj said...


Thanks for the appreciation..I am not a bachelor...


Priya said...

Great to see ur recipes. I am from Tamil Nadu too, so loved all the recipes you had here. The paya recipe was just like the one my mom makes!

A question I had - do u get paya here in the US just like we get in India? I live in Dallas and found it in one of the Indian stores here, but it was not the smoked/roasted variety like we see in India - it was raw. So was wondering if you knew how to cook this! Let me know if you do.

USHA said...

Appaa...after seeing this recipe..remember our land mom taste...she use to prepare frequently..after coming...i didn;t have even onece..
While chattign in fone,, myssiter who is also in U.S felt that i get here,, but i don't how to prepare i can inform her your blog.Thanks.

Joseph Selvaraj said...

Answer to Priyas Question :

In US you will wont get the smoked / rosted one.

I see very light difference in taste when u use the raw one..I will say u shd try once with the raw me ..u will love it !


Joseph Selvaraj said...

To Usha :

Thanks for the compliments ..

In California you will be able to get aatukal / brain .. all the stuff which u get in tamilnadu


Anonymous said...

Hi Joseph,
could you tell me where you buy your mutton paya from, i live in san jose too

Joseph Selvaraj said...

You will be able to get in TajMahal this is in elcamino and close to Lawrence.

lilly said...

Hi Joe,
Today just like that i was browsing, and saw ur blog, its rocking yaar! and happy to know that we r in same place, i live in sunnyvale :)Hope we will meet some day! :)

Anonymous said...

Great blog Joe, yummy dishes...felt so home....Thanks a ton for the recipes...!

Liz said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipe.Instead of using raw ones,can we do ourselves that smoking/roasting process and use to follow the traditional method(recipe)? If you know how they do it in Chennai,please pass on to us.

ali moula said...

Hi Joseph v v tasty and delicious i remember my father days we got a big non-veg hotel where paya is famouse chennai Amin hotel it looks like the same method sattar bhai used to do. thank you

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Joseph,

Assalamu Allaikum from the kingdom of Bahrain. My wife was intrigued by this curry that was always talked about by my maids. When she found it on your site they cooked this food. Walla! ya Habibi very very tasty and nice. Mabrook and Al Hamdulillah.

Shk. Ameen Ibrahim