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How To Make Mutton Paya Soup

Jul 27, 2018







Today’s recipe on IFN Hindi is a special treat for all you meat lovers out there. Chef Varun Inamdar brings you a savoury Mutton Paya Ka Shorba/Soup recipe complete with a freshly prepared stock that is rich with spices. Flavours imparted by the spice bouquet are complemented by mint leaves added on top to give you a delectable Paya Soup that you simply cannot resist.


    Mutton legs/paya/lamb trotters
    salt - to taste
    1 small piece of peeled ginger
    Sliced ginger: 1 tablespoon
    Cinnamon: 1
    Cardamom: 5
    Star anise
    5-6 black peppercorns
    3 glasses of water
    1 tbsp oil
    2 medium-sized sliced onions
    2-3 slit green chilies
    ½ tsp black pepper powder
    2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
    2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
    Saunf powder: 1 teaspoon
    Fennel powder: 1 teaspoon
    Garam masala powder: 1 teaspoon


Firstly, wash the pieces of lamb legs/mutton paya very well with wheat flour and water for about 5-6 times.
In a pressure cooker add the washed lamb legs. Next, make a spice bag by adding all the spices along with the onion.
Add for about 3 glasses of water, salt and spice bag and pressure cook them on high flame for about 30-40 minutes.
Once done transfer it in a mixing bowl.
For Making The Soup:
In a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it.
Add the sliced and fried onions.
Also, add slit green chilies into it.
Add ginger into it and saute for few minutes.
Add coriander and mint leaves.
Transfer the tenderized lamb legs and its extract into it.
Add little water if required.
Add black peppercorn powder, saunf powder, garam masala and fennel powder.
Cover the lid.
Bring the whole soup to a boil.
Boil it for about 10-15 minutes on medium flame to sim flame.
Switch off the flame.
Serve hot with naan or roti.

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Chef Varun Inamdar is a famous Mumbai-based chef and chocolatier. He is the author of 'Celebrate Life, Food and Wine' and has featured on numerous food shows. He was a Mentor-Guest chef on Master Chef India. Chef Varun is the Brand Ambassador of Ecuadorian cocoa in India.

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