Originally Posted by magrat
Thank you so much! Definitely see some good ideas here. Definitely want to try the seaweed one if I can find the right kind. And I am a big fan of south Asian soups too, so if you have one to share too onebrowncookie
that would be great! Not so sure about the goat trotter one though, I'm not too adventurous when it comes to meat
Thanks for all the links skreader
, that'll take me a while to read through!
I love Haleem!!! A big bowl of it with a squirt of lemon juice on a really cold fall night - so good!!
This is one version of the post delivery South Indian mutton soup I mentioned..
Goat trotters cleaned and chopped – 1- 2 pounds ( actually I think any bony pieces of mutton/lamb would work)
Red shallots/pearl onions - 10-12
Fennel seeds - 1 /2 tablespoon
Black pepper (whole) - 1 tsp (or according to taste)
Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tablespoon
Water - 4 to 6 cups
Cilantro - to garnish
Salt to taste
Clean and wash mutton. Peel and chop the shallots and powder the fennel seeds. In a deep soup pot, cover mutton with water and add the whole & powdered spices as well as the chopped shallots. Cook till the mutton is tender.
After making sure that the mutton is cooked, reserve the meat and bones pieces. Mash the remaining stock and onions while straining it through a sieve. Add the reserved meat and bones to the broth and salt, as needed. Garnish with fresh cilantro and ground pepper. Serve hot.
This soup, from what I remember, tastes really meaty and a teensy bit medicinal.
Notes: I usually use an Indian pressure cooker to cook mutton (it generally takes about 20 -25 minutes on low to medium heat after the first whistle.) On the stovetop, without a pressure cooker, I am assuming cubed mutton pieces would cook up in about an hour or so. I am sure this can be adapted to a slow cooker as well but I am not really certain about how long it would take. Though as I think about it, a slow cooker would probably be best for soups like these, because a longer cooking time would give all the spices a chance to really blend into the soup.
I also found another recipe online that looks really good and uses similiar ingredients:http://towardsabettertomorrow.blogsp...aal-paaya.html
I hope these help! I am expecting my little one in about 4 weeks too...so I am looking forward to trying some of these myself..:-)