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

I do not eat paya, but my mother wants me to make them. Seems like the worst day of my life. Argh. I have to make it. Is there any way to make it without touching it 
Omaha - Peshawar 3/29/2018 1:12:31 PM
mutton paya are my best dish. I love the creamy chew of mutton paya. The thick soup of maya is so tastyand lovely that I can eat it daily without getting bored of it. Love this dish so much.
Omaha - Isb 3/21/2018 2:12:40 PM
This is so common dish of mutton paya who the many peoples like that to eating with the delicious taste so now we easily make that by this method
rozeena - Panjab 3/17/2018 6:14:31 AM
This mutton paya whole recipe available there that we easily make that at home by the following this method as we need that
sofia - karachi 3/7/2018 12:01:26 PM
You can now easily make the Mutton Paya by the help of this amazing recipe and has the really good taste which is pretty appreciable for me
Dania - Karachi 2/26/2018 10:44:06 AM
My dad cherishes this Mutton Paya particularly so I made it for him. He preferred it and he was so glad to see my endeavors for him. Much obliged to you so especially to share the formula.
Minha - Gujranwala 2/18/2018 5:51:18 AM
It was a very easy way to make mutton paya. I cooked it on one of my family gathering of my in laws. Everyone praised me. That was really a proud moment.
Maida - Lahore 1/30/2018 9:35:23 AM
Mutton paya is mine mother’s most favorite dish ever who I can make that usually for her with the lots of spice because this I the healthiest dish ever for everyone
aneesa - islamabad 1/22/2018 6:52:52 AM
What could be a better dish to have in this cold season? Now it is the perfect time that you can enjoy with your hubby with this delicious and yummy Mutton Paya.
Wajdan - Sahiwal 1/16/2018 12:42:24 PM
This is the good recipe to; make the mutton pulao at home without get any trouble who motion there with the easy method as we easily follow that
aneela - karachi 1/10/2018 4:56:14 PM

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.