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Mutton Paya soup

Cuisine: Indian

Main Description.


Paya is a traditional food from the Indian Subcontinent. It is served at various festivals and gatherings, or made for special guests. Paaya means ‘legs’ in Hindi. The main ingredients of the dish are the trotters ( goat, or sheep); cooked with various spices

Health Benefits

  • It is highly nutritious.  
  • It may protect the joints. 
  • It may help fight osteoarthritis. 
  • It may help reduce inflammation and heal the gut.
  • It may support weight loss.


  • Salt to taste

    4  Large Payas (trotters)

    1  Teaspoon Crushed Black  peppers

    1 Tablespoon Ghee

    1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste

    1 Teaspoon Ginger Julienne

    1 Small onion Sliced or Chopped

    1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric  powder

    1/2 Teaspoon Cumin powder

    1/2 Teaspoon Coriander powder

    1/2 Teaspoon Chili powder

    2 Green Chili slit

    Chopped Coriander (Garnish)

    1/2 Lime Juice

    2 Cloves

    1 Cinnamon stick

    2 Cardamon

    1/2 Teaspoon Pepper corns

    1 Litre drinking water



  • 01

    Add salt & Crushed Black Pepper to the Paya & Marinate for 15 Mins.

  • 02

    In a pressure cooker, add ghee, as soon as it melts, add Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Pepper Corns, bay leaf, fry for a minute, add the Garlic paste & Ginger Julienne, and further fry till the raw smell disappears.

  • 03

    Add the Onions and fry till Golden brown.

  • 04

    Add the Powders turmeric, red chili, coriander, cumin, Mix well & fry for 2 to 3 mins, add little water if the powders are burning,

  • 05

    Add the Payas & open fry for 5 mins on high heat, add the drinking water, Close the lid & allow it to cook on medium heat for 5 to 6 whistles, depending on the tenderness of the paya, you like.

  • 06

    Open the lid of the cooker & further cook for 5 to 7 mins, check the softness of the paya & adjust the consistency of the soup, squeeze the lime & garnish with chopped coriander & green chili slit.

  • Make sure when you cook your onions should be golden brown & not dark brown.