Attukal Soup Recipe | Paya Soup

Delicious slow cooked mutton leg soup

Subashini Devi
Attukal Soup Recipe | Paya Soup
19634 ratings.

Attukal soup or paya or goat leg soup cooked in a very traditional way through slow cooking the recipe. It is an age old recipe that I learned from my grandma. Traditionally, the paya soup is prepared in an earthenware left overnight on a firewood/coal. Cooking in a pressure cooker is only a quicker version. If done over a firewood or choola over it tastes excellent. Usually it is done when someone in the family suffers from running nose. The paya soup will be served hot in the early morning with pieces of tender goat leg.

Serve Attukal Soup Recipe | Paya Soup as an appetiser or a light meal with pulao.

Here are a few more mutton recipes that you can also try

  1. Bengali Kosha Mangsho Recipe
  2. Hyderabadi Gosht Biryani
  3. Dhaba Mutton Recipe
  4. Mutton Matar Keema 

Cuisine: Mughlai
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

60 M


4-5 Servings


  • 2 Mutton legs , chopped into 2-4 inch pieces
  • 10 cloves Garlic , crushed
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 teaspoons Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup Curry leaves
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Gingelly oil

How to make Attukal Soup Recipe | Paya Soup

  1. To prepare Attukal Soup Recipe | Paya Soup, wash the goat leg piece in warm water,drain and set aside.

  2. Saute the goat leg pieces and onions in 2 teaspoon gingelly oil and turmeric in a large pressure cooker.

  3. Grind the garlic, curry leaves, black pepper and jeera into a fine paste in the mixer jar. In olden days it would be ground with large pestle rock.

  4. Add this ground paste to the sautéed goat leg pieces and add 1 litre of water.

  5. Once it starts boiling, add salt accordingly and cook it for about 15 whistles or till softened and cooked.

  6. Once the steam is released by itself, let it come to a rolling boil again a couple of times.

  7. Serve Soup hot with 1-2 pieces of the goat leg in each serving with coriander leaves pudina garnishing. Serve Attukal Soup Recipe | Paya Soup as an appetiser or a light meal with pulao.