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Paya Curry Recipe

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  • Paya Curry
  • Paya Curry
How to make Paya Curry

About Paya Curry Recipe: Paya is an Urdu word that denotes the trotter or foot. This recipe of Paya curry has sheep's trotters, cooked in a luscious tomato-onion curry. This is a famous Pakistani dish that is eaten popularly in Muslim cuisine and has slowly garnered fans around the world. It is best cooked slowly and for a longer time for the meat to get tender and acquire the best flavour. You can cook this recipe for a dinner party and serve as a main dish. Eat it with naan or roti or you can even serve with rice.

Ingredients in Paya Curry Recipe: A curry-like preparation made with sheep trotters rubbed with rice flour and cooked in onions, tomatoes along with aromatic spices and herbs including chillies, ginger-garlic and cumin seeds.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Paya Curry

  • 4 Sheep's trotters
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 cup Onions, grated
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 cup Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 Green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • to taste Salt

How to Make Paya Curry

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Wash trotters and cut them into 2 pieces.
Rub rice flour and salt and wash again.
Place trotters with 2 cups water and salt to taste in a pan and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if needed.
To make the masala, heat ghee and add cumin.
When it splutters add onions, ginger and garlic and cook till fat separates.
Add tomatoes, green chilli, chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt to taste.
Cook till fat separates.
Add the trotters and stir-fry till well coated with the masala.
Add the stock of the trotters and more water (depending on how thin you want the gravy).
Simmer for 3-4 minutes and serve.

Recipe Notes

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