Attukal kulambu / Paya


Attukal kulambu or Paya is a famous non-veg dish in the southern parts of India made from Lamb’s feet.A spicy kulambu mostly served for breakfast or dinner as they dont go well with steamed rice.The rich ,spicy ingredients gives the taste,flavour to the kulambu thus making it more delicious.
I have not used any oil to make this kulambu because the attukal will leave lot of oil(fat) which is more than enough to make this kulambu.Attukal is mostly served in restaurants with Appam,Idiyappam and soft Idly.
Cleaning is really tough,they smoke them and roast them over fire to burn off the tiny hairs and it has to be removed perfectly clean.Better get it done by the butcher.
This kulambu takes a very long time to get cooked.Usually I make them a day before and serve it for breakfast the next day.Make this Attukal kulambu at home and serve with your favourite breakfast.



SERVES : 6-8



2 lamb’s feet (that is 8)

20 shallots (small onions)

2 tomatoes

2 cups coconut milk (from 1 coconut)

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste.

Water as required


1 & 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp coriander seeds

1 & 1/2 tsp fennel seeds

12-15 dried red chillies


4 inch long piece of ginger

8 cloves of garlic


Wash and clean the goat’s leg 3-5 times in water.
Dry grind the ingredients under to grind column 1 without water.


Then add the to grind 2 ingredients with 1/4 cup water to a fine paste.

ground to paste

In a pressure cooker add onions,tomatoes,goat leg and saute for 5 mins on medium flame.


Add 1 & 1/2 cups of water,ground masala 1,2 and pressure cook for 5 whistles on high flame and then simmer the flame to low and cook for 15 mins.

add masala,water

Open the lid when the pressure is completely released by itself.The goat’s leg would be cooked 60 % now.
Then add the coconut milk,salt and cook for 5 whistles on high flame and simmer the flame to low and cook for 15 mins.
Switch off the flame.Open the lid once the pressure is released ,the kulambu will be ready now with rich colour and taste.

add salt,coconut milk

Serve the delicious Attukal kulambu hot with your favourite breakfast.



Adding tomatoes is totally optional.

I have not added any oil to this kulambu as the attukal is rich in fats.

Extract the coconut milk from a full coconut with 2 cups of water.

Dried red chillies gives such rich colour to the kulambu,you can replace them with red chilli powder also.


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