Chettinad Attu Kalu Curry (chettinad Style Goat Trotters Curry)
Goat trotters or goat feet popularly known as Paya in India is a favourite in our family. I was not familiar with the technique of cleaning these trotters until recently. Mom always said there was small bag of hair in between the hooves which looks like a small bubble. Butchers often miss this and it is after a lot of screening that I found this recently. Besides this too, the process of cleaning is a bit painful in this dish. Our typical preparation of paya is a spicy shorba but this time I wanted to do something new so I tried the Chettinad style. I had this style of paya when I was at a Chettinad restaurant in Chennai. This recipe has a sharp coconut flavour. I must say the flavours were so strong that only the gravy was sufficient for our lunch and it stretched to 4 days.