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INDIAN FOOD RECIPE-LAMB'S/GOAT'S LEGS ( PAYA )

Updated on December 23, 2011

LAMB'S/GOAT'S LEGS-PAYA

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Paya dish is a very delicious recipe made from goat or lamb legs and relished at homes as well as in restaurants. Here I have given the recipe of Paya dish as it is prepared in Bohra kitchens in India.

PAYA - LAMB'S/GOAT'S LEGS

INDIAN FOOD RECIPE

Ingredients:

Paya-( Lamb's/Goat's Legs )- 12

Onions- 4

Oil- 2 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste-4 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Green chilly- 2

Tomato- 1

Ghee (clarified butter)-2 tsp

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds- ½ tsp

Whole Wheat Flour- 2 tbsp

Garam masala pdr- 11/2 tsp

Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a cooker. Add onions and fry well. Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and washed paya. Fry well for 15- 20 mins. Add green chilly, tomato , salt and

1- 1 ½ litre water. After 1 whistle lower flame and cook for 1 hr.

  1. In a big pan heat ghee(clarified butter). Add Cumin seeds, Fenugreek seeds, ginger garlic paste, 1tsp Red Chilli powder, 1 tsp Coriander powder and Wheat Flour. Fry till you get a good smell. Add paya mix and boil. Add garam masala and boil. Serve hot with sheermal/ Arabic bread/ par, roti, garnished with coriander leaves.

For Mughlai Paya Soup Recipe follow this link:

http://hubpages.com/_2a4n1n6yly5d0/hub/Mughlai-Paya-Soup


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      Niranjan 2 years ago

      Pls tell me if trotters or pay a is bad 4 cholesterol

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes Mlalwani, stickier the gravy gets, the tastier it gets. And Paya is thick and stickier dish. Thanks for visiting and ur comment.

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      mlalwani 3 years ago

      Am a cook by passion (at home)Remember, the stickier the gravy gets, the better the curry tastes :-)

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      ThanQ Fauzi Hassan for visiting and for leaving a nice comment. Enjoy Paya dish.

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      fauzi hassan 3 years ago

      Your recipe is very good and very professionally presented. Well done.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks Santosh for visiting and for your query. To remove hairs from paya you would have to dip them in boiling water for a short dip and then remove hairs with a knife. Do this repeatedly. Remove the hooves also with the knife. Once most hairs are removed light the stove and burn the small remaining hairs over the flame. The slightly burnt superficial skin of paya can be removed with the knife again. Here in India the butcher removes the hairs from paya for a few rupees and then cuts the cleaned paya into pieces. Wash them nicely with water and cook them. Happy cooking and eating...

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      santosh 3 years ago

      Pls let me know how to clean hair from bone.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks for visiting and your query.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Paya soup consumed once in a while will not raise your serum cholesterol. Anything taken in excess is harmful. Even drinking too much water at one time will raise your intra-ocular-pressure if you are a case of glaucoma.

      Thanks for your query.

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      lodovina 3 years ago

      madam can you please let me know if paya soup is good for the people having cholesterol

      Thank You

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 3 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks Vijay for visit and comment. This way the flavour spreads in the dish evenly. Also while frying ginger garlic paste the flavour of fried garlic gets released. This tastes well. You will appreciate the difference between garlic added while preparing stock and the final garlic addition in frying to golden brown in the curry.

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      vijay 3 years ago

      ginger garlic paste two times!!! not clear?

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 4 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Vacation Trip, thank you.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow this looks very delicious and easy to make.. Well written, thanks for sharing it.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 4 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @Shabir Khan thanks for visiting my hub. I cannot exactly tell you the fat and cholesterol quantity in paya. But it is slightly more than lean meat. Fat is present in marrow but paya do not have fat as in fatty meat. And cholesterol is more than in lean meat but definitely less than in fatty meat and in brain.

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      Shabir Khan 4 years ago

      Previously iwas actually not taking it now since long , because i presumed it very & full fatty and rich in collestrol.Kindly ,madam Kusum Ji, pl. tell me about the quantom of fat &collestroll in the paya dish. .......... Shabir Khan

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      samira, thank you for visiting and leaving a query. Paya soup is not fatty. It is rich in calcium and collagen which is a protein. Good for convalescent patients.

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      samira 5 years ago

      Is paya soup fatty???

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes Manish. Paya accelerates bone healing.

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      manish kamboj 5 years ago

      are paya really helpful for fractured bone?

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes Sam.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes Sam.

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      Sam 5 years ago

      Hi must u add ginger garlic paste half whilst making the paya mix and half whilst seasoning???

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @Hi, Navin. To clean paya, dip them in hot water and then with a sharp knife remove the hairs. Also with knife remove the hooves. On a stove burner burn out the fine hairs. Clean with a knife. Cut them in pieces with a butcher's knife. Wash paya in running water. At our place in Nagpur, India, the butcher charges a small fee and gives us cleaned paya so no sweat.

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      NAVIN 5 years ago

      I LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO CLEAN PAYA

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      In Paya recipe what we get after cooking paya for 1 hour in pressure cooker is paya stock. We can use this paya stock for making paya soup. Thanks for visiting.

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      jyo 5 years ago

      hi, i'm a first time user of paya , want to make paya soup , how to make the paya stock. thanks.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you arshia, vina, anjan.

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      Anjan 5 years ago

      today im trying it...

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      vina 5 years ago

      hi thank u for this recipe. I made it and it was delicious ...

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      arshia 5 years ago

      it is a ve

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @ Thank you Nisha

      @ Thank you Usha

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      Usha 5 years ago

      Simple and easy recipe, will try it out today and post the feedback

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      nisha 5 years ago

      very nice

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @Deepak thank U.

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      Deepak 5 years ago

      Hi Kulsum,

      Great receipe. Everybody enjoyed it at home.

      Thanks a lot.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @Chef Dinesh Kumar Thank you.

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      Chef Dinesh Kumar V8 gourmet 5 years ago

      Thanks nice recipe.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      @ Thanks philip.

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      philip nadthaneal 5 years ago

      its super taste

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Sofiya thank you for trying out the recipe and for your encouraging feedback.

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      sofiya 5 years ago

      hi,kulsum r u recipe is easy & good in taste.thank you

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you chavan for visiting my hub. This 12 paya recipe will suffice for 6 persons.

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      chavan 5 years ago

      Pls let me know, for many people this recipe is for ??

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      Hassan 6 years ago

      paya also famous dish in the arabian gulf and iran. It a whole year dish but it is more favourit in winter.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks Ayesha. I'm sure you will enjoy the feast.

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      Ayesha 6 years ago

      i am cooking this right now and it smells good its the first time im making paya like this......will let u knw how it turned out!!!!

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      sourin 6 years ago

      thaq.....ma'am......

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi sourin. Thanks for visiting. This dish is rich in calcium, proteins and collagen. It is recommended for convalescent and debilitated persons and is good for healing of fractures. Also recommended for convalescents.

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      sourin 6 years ago

      can u plz tell me d nutrition value of paya???????

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks ahmed for your appreciation.

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      ahmed 6 years ago

      thanks anty is gr8 recipes,,to much taisty,, thanks again

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Folks. Lately I have experienced that Paya get well cooked if I cook them on slow heat after first whistle for 1 hour. No need to cook them for a long time. So, I have made the necessary changes in the original recipe. Try this out folks.

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      nivedita 6 years ago

      this looks delicious...i was actually planning to do this tomorrow so i ll try this recipe...

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks yatin for your suggestion. I will try it.

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      yatin 6 years ago

      Another great accompaniment for Paya (especially for the paya soup or a watered down version of the one given by Kulsum ji)is Idiyappam (a.k.a. Spring Hoppers) which is a healthy, fat-free alternative, made of steam cooked rice semiya/sevaiyan. "Idiyappam-Paya" is a highly popular combination along coastal Tamil Nadu(in South India), especially in the Muslim dominated areas and in Muslim-run restaurants.

      A few seeds of black pepper added to the ghee along with the cumin and fenugreek seeds will render the Paya curry as a good remedy for cold, too! Try it out.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks for visiting Girish.

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      Girish 6 years ago

      Fandu, i cook home , once in a week, Tried this recipe , Its Fandu , Thanks Kulsum Aunty.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Sudhakar. Paya Soup is a better option.

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      sudhakar 6 years ago

      dear madam kulsum, is paya recommended as remedy for arthrities? kindly advise considering it's fat contents.

      thanks

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      Filipino Recipe 7 years ago

      Nice Indian Lamb Recipe. Thanks for Sharing

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you for visiting aanya. This dish is rich in calcium, proteins and collagen. It is recommended for convalescent and debilitated persons and is good for healing of fractures.

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      aanya 7 years ago

      can u state the nutrition facts of this food. as i can not afford to buy goat/lamb meat but can have 1 leg each member a week. how much helpful this will be to maintain the body needs?

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you Nigel for the comments. I will be writing a hub on Mughlai style paya soup recipe. This will be on next sunday because at the moment I am too busy in my work. Sorry for the delay. Glad to know that your paya dish came out very well.

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      Nigel 7 years ago

      Dear Kulsum,

      I made your paya curry twice, and loved it. If you have already hosted a recipe on paya soup(spicy maharashtrian style), could you please let me know where you have hosted it?

      Best Regards

      Nigel

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Vijay. Thank you for your comment. You can enjoy paya dish with Gakhar which is a Mughlai bread. Or you can even enjoy paya with plain boiled rice. You can read Gakhar recipe here...https://hubpages.com/food/-Gakhar-A-Special-Mughla...

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      Vijay 7 years ago

      Hi Kulsum, really nice to see this recipe .we have enjoyed its taste. but can you suggest the combination dish along with this( we tried along with a dish called IDLY which is famous in south india.

      Vijay

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Nigel, I am so happy to know that you liked the paya dish so much. Yes, I do have a paya soup recipe and I will make a hub on it. Do visit again. ThanQ.

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      Nigel 7 years ago

      Dear Kulsum ....Thanks. I made it yesterday and it came out just as it looks in the picture, and delicious. Since I did not have whole flour, I used corn flour. I also added a bit of my personal touch by using 7 curry leafs with the cumin seeds while sputtering. Else I followed your recipe to the T. Do you also have a paya soup recipe?

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Nigel. The water does not dry out while cooking paya for 2 hours on low heat in a pressure cooker. We add 1 1/2 litres of water before pressure cooking. It suffices. Add 2 tbspns of wheat flour to ghee (clarified butter) and fry it till a good smell comes out. Then add pre-cooked paya mix and boil. Wheat flour in paya recipe gives the paya curry a body and thickness so that while eating it does not leave the bread or runs out. Hope you liked the paya you cooked. Thanks for your comment.

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      Nigel 7 years ago

      Im presently cooking it. its on the fire. The picture looks delicious. Kulsum since you mentioned that you need to pressure cook it fo 2 hours , isn't there a chance of the water drying out. Also can u answer why wheat flour is to be added? should i pre-mix the wheat flour in water or just add 2 teaspoons of wheat flour to the fry ?

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you ManiMau for the comment. Try spluttering fenugreek seeds in hot oil whenever you use them in your recipes. And do not use lots of it.

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      ManiMau 7 years ago

      Mrs. Mehmood, I LOVE paya.... and want to make this at home. My problem is whenever I use fenugreek seeds and sautee it in oil, they taste really bitter. What did I do wrong?

      Thank you.

      ManiMau

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks lappai waris for the comment. I am sure you will like the recipe.

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      lappai waris 7 years ago

      Thank you very much for the above recipe ... i like it very much . but i dont know how to cook .its very much useful for me. once agin thank you much ..

      allah hafiz

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you mahmud for trying and suggesting a new flavour for paya recipe. Here in India we call it "dhungarela khana". It means "smoked food". We place a burning wood coal on the food and pour clarified butter to it and place a cover on the food so that it becomes smoked. It tastes great.

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      mahmud malik 7 years ago

      ASAK, Kulsum ji I am from pakistan and in USA i have tried your reipie it did turned out great but I added another flavour to it ;) by burring payiaz in the oven trust me it turned out wonderful BTW you in india you can burn them on coal fire IF u enjoy it do let me know anyway thanks for sucha wonderfil dish you have presented over internet life has become easy.

      Khuda hafiz.

      M. Malik

      tonymalik2003@gmail.com

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Shai-picnic. Yes, try out this dish. You will like it for sure. And, thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Shai-picnic 7 years ago

      Never ate goat but this Paya dish looks amazing.

      Thanks for the recipe

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Mrs.Chandran. So, how did your paya dish turn out? Hope you liked the new taste. Please share with us your recipe for paya. Will certainly like to try out your recipe for paya.

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      Mrs. Chandran 7 years ago

      the dish sounds good. will try today. we cook in other ways to our taste in our country (Malaysia)

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi, Hakeem Adul Mohammedji. For 12 payas one should use 2 to 2 1/2 tspns of salt. I prefer though that you use salt to taste in this dish. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Hakeem Adul Mohammed 7 years ago

      Kulsum Ji you did not write how much salt to be used in Pay Dish.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi rateesh. This recipe is pretty high in proteins and calcium. I have no idea about the caloric value of this recipe but I presume it may be on a higher side. This preparation is good for convalescent patients who have had a surgery especially bone surgery. I will let you know about the caloric value as soon as I find it out. Thanks for visiting and have you tried out this preparation? If not than please do.

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      rateesh 7 years ago

      hi mam can u tell how many calories it consists?

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Sandeep, thanks for the comment. We need to use spices for proper taste.

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      Sandeep 8 years ago

      Hey..thanks kulsum..i said this recipe to my mom and she made it..it became very tasty paya..But this garam masala and all takes out the naturality..by the way thanks for this recipe

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      Sandeep 8 years ago

      Hey..thanks kulsum..i said this recipe to my mom and she made it..it became very tasty paya..But this garam masala and all takes out the naturality..by the way thanks for this recipe

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Hi Mick, Hi noor-london. Thank you for your comments. And I am sure you will relish the dish.

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      noor - london 8 years ago

      aunty jee.... i live in london & didn't know how to cook payas..came across with your paya receipe. In fact I am making them today let's see how they turned up.....soo far the aroma is just too good.

      -thanks i will post comments abt the paya tomorrow.

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      Mick Reade 8 years ago

      I found out recently that goat meat is the most widely eaten red meat in the world, but I have never seen any recipes for it till now. Thanks for sharing!

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes, try this out flread45. I am sure you will like it.

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      Frank 8 years ago from Montana

      I like goat meat

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes, C.C.Riter. Lamb legs can work as well. Try this recipe. Its taste is pure heavenly. A unique dish to relish.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      I guess lamb legs could work as well? we don't have goat here. I'd sure like to try it.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Yes. I just love paya. They have a unique heavenly taste. It has a very long cooking time though.

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      easy indian food 8 years ago

      Trotters are the ankle and feet (hooves).

      This sounds delicious. I will definitely have to try it.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      trotters mean "legs"?

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      Trsmd 8 years ago from India

      paya is one the most famous dishes here......paya are own as " lamb or goat or cow trotters"