Trotters Soup and Cow Heel Soup were traditional Soup dishes that were cooked in almost every Anglo-Indian home in the olden days. Each family had their own recipe and method of preparing the soup according to their taste. The soup could be prepared with either goat, lamb or pork trotters, preferably the front ones. It is a very nourishing soup recommended when one is recuperating after a long illness.
Serves 6 Time required: 45 minutes
6 to 8 trotters (mutton or pork) each to be chopped into 2 pieces
2 or 3 green chilies (optional)
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon pepper powder
1 teaspoon chillie powder
2 or 3 cloves
1 stick of cinnamon (about one inch)
2 medium size tomatoes chopped into quarters
1 large onion chopped roughly
Wash the trotters well. Place all the above ingredients together with the trotters and sufficient water in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for about 20 minutes or till the trotters are tender. Mix in a tablespoon of flour and simmer till the soup is fairly thick. Serve hot with bread. This is a very nourishing soup.