How to make Paya Soup - A traditional recipe of soup made with lamb trotters – an absolute delicacy.

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Main Ingredients : Lamb Trotters, Split Bngal Gram

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Soups

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Paya Soup

Hyderabad’s 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is unmatched by any other state in India.  Of all the Muslim cuisines, Hyderabadi is the only one in the sub-continent that can boast of a major vegetarian section. This has much to do with the local influences. Considering that the elite of the erstwhile Hyderabad state came from the north of India and was almost entirely Muslim, this is a little surprising. The nation’s vegetarians, of course, stand to gain by it.
Some of the salient features of Hyderabadi food are the key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The main spice is chilli, which is used in abundance and is the reason for the one word used to describe Hyderabadi cuisine - fiery!
The cuisine draws its flavour from two rich legacies - the Deccan cuisine of Nizams and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

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Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paya Soup Recipe

  • Lamb Trotters cut into ½ inch pieces 2

  • Split Bngal Gram 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic crushed 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger cut into thin strips 1/2 inch

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Green cardamoms 2-3

  • Black peppercorns 8-10

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Green chillies slit 4-5

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add garlic and ginger and sauté for a minute. Add bay leaves, green cardamoms, cloves and green chillies. Add lamb trotters and sauté on low heat till dark brown.

Step 2

Add 4 cups water and mix well. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook under pressure till pressure releases 2 times, reduce the heat and cook on low heat till the pressure releases 3 times.

Step 3

Open the lid when the pressure releases completely. Take out the cooked trotters in a bowl.

Step 4

Strain the remaining soup in another bowl

Step 5

Pour the soup in a serving bowl, put the trotters over it and serve piping hot.