Mutton Paya

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Lamb legs (paya) – 4
Onions – 4 Medium sized
Tomatoes – 4 Medium sized
Fresh grated coconut – 2 Tbsp
Green Chillies – 5
Red Chilli Powder – 2 Tsp
Garam Masala – 1 Tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 Tsp
Coriander Powder(Dhania Powder) – 1 Tbsp
Pepper Corns – 6 Crushed into small pieces
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 Tsp
Elaichi – 4
Cloves – 6
Cinnamon – 2 Small sticks
Coriander leaves – 1 Tbsp (Finely chopped)
Bay Leaf – 1
Cooking Oil – 3 Tbsp
Salt – As per the taste


1. Take 2 onions and chop them finely. Take these finely chopped onion pieces into a plate and keep aside.
2. Grind the remaining 2 onions and keep this onion paste aside.
3. Now grind coriander leaves, green chillies and coconut grating. Again take this paste into separate plate.
4. MAke tomato puree out of the tomatoes. Keep all these pastes, onion pieces and tomato puree aside.
5. Now take the payas, i.e leg pieces and keep them thoroughly.
6. Place these leg pieces into cooker. Now add 1 liter water, turmeric powder and salt to it.
7. Now close the lip of the pressure cooker and allow it for cooking up to 10 whistles.
8. Meanwhile, take a pan, add oil to it and heat it on a medium flame.
9. Now add Elaichi, cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon to it and stir it.
10. Next add ginger garlic paste to it and fry it for couple of seconds.
11. Next add the chopped onion pieces to the pan and fry them till they turn in golden brown colour.
12. Next Onion paste to it and fry it too.
13. Now add coriander powder, garam masala, crushed pepper pieces, and red chilli powder to it and fry it for a minute.
14. Remove the lid of the pressure cooker and pour this complete masala in the pan into the pressure cooker.
15. Next add the tomato puree to it and mix well.
16. Allow it for cooking for about 2 minutes under low flame.
17. Now add the chilli-coconut paste, and 500ml of water to it.
18. Check the salt.
19. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook it for another 10 whistles.
20. Switch off the flame.
21. Once the cooker is cool, take it into a separate bowl. Your Mutton paya is ready to get served.

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Reviews on Mutton Paya

paya a winter dish only because its to warm .. my wife cook really good paya if any one want paya recipe of my wife they can ask me i will post here as well
Kamran Qureshi - karachi 11/28/2013 12:55:50 AM
Paya is my all time fav dish but I like to eat only Goat Paya not Cow Paya. It contains too much oil.
Zarmeena - Karachi 5/13/2015 6:41:46 AM
I like to eat Paya Mutton in Summer as well
Danial - Lahore 5/18/2015 12:02:59 AM
The main quality of mutton paya is that it takes just an hour two get ready, usually I make mutton paya by using this recipe.
nadia - khi 5/18/2015 12:20:08 PM
I only like Goat Paya not Mutton Paya.
Israr - Lahore 5/20/2015 3:06:57 AM
please also upload video of this recipe.
Farha - Karachi 5/22/2015 12:36:06 AM
Muuton Paya is light dish rather than Beef Paya, Beef is good but I can cause many health related issues to a person so its good to avoid it.
Parvez Hussain - Lahore 5/30/2015 4:09:38 AM
What is different between Mutton Paya aur Simple Paya I guess both are same and people just get confuse sometime that these both dishes are different.
Zartasha - Karachi 7/25/2015 2:19:57 AM
This time in the bakra eid I will make mutton paya according to this recipe because it look good in the taste and my husband also like the taste of paya and specially for the mutton paya his favorite dish.
ishrat - khi 8/21/2015 7:53:22 AM
Mutton Paya is a great dish. I would suggest people to make this dish in winter it gives you warmth in extreme kind of winter.
Arifa - Lahore 8/22/2015 12:12:53 AM

Mutton Paya

Mutton Paya Recipe - Mutton Paya is a traditional Pakistani recipe loved by Desi food lovers. Mutton Paya recipe is originated from Central Asia and is introduced to South Asia by the Persians. Mutton Paya gained fame in Hyderabad and Lucknow and later in other parts of the country. It is cooked with goat trotters and spices to give Mutton Paya recipe the heavenly taste and aroma. The soup of Mutton Paya Recipe is prepared by sautéed onions and garlic, and all the relevant Paya Masala ingredients are added. The cooked Mutton Paya dish is served with garnishing of fresh lime, coriander leaves, and diced ginger. Mutton Paya recipe is equally popular in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Mutton Paya recipe is popularly prepared for Eid ul Adha occasion or for dinner parties. You can serve it with Naan or Chapatti at home.