Appetizing & Delectable Mutton Lahori Paya Recipe

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Lahori Paya has a fascinating history that can be traced back to the Mughal era. It is said that the recipe was initially enjoyed by the royal Mughal emperors who relished the flavors of slow-cooked mutton trotters with variety of spices. Over time, the dish became popular among the masses, and today, it holds a significant place in Pakistani culinary culture, particularly in Lahore, the heart of Pakistan.

The Mutton Lahori Paya recipe allows you to bring the authentic & delectable flavors of Lahore right to your dining table. With the rich history and mouthwatering taste of Lahori mutton paya, this traditional Pakistani dish is sure to impress your family and friends. So, roll up your sleeves, get your spices ready, and embark on a flavorful journey to savor the delightful taste of Appetizing Mutton Lahori Paya.

Ingredients with Quantity

  1. 4 to 6 mutton trotters (Paya)
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 2 finely chopped large onions (Pyaz)
  4. 2 tomatoes (blended to form a puree) (Tmatar)
  5. 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste (Lehsan & Adrak paste)
  6. 2 tablespoons freshly ground Lahori Paya masala
  7. 1 teaspoon red chili powder (Lal mirch)
  8. 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (Haldi)
  9. 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  10. Salt to taste (Namak)
  11. Fresh coriander leaves (for garnish) (Dhania)
  12. Sliced ginger (for garnish) (Adrak)
  13. 4-5 green chilies (slit lengthwise) (Hari mirch)

Preparation of Appetizing & Delectable Mutton Lahori Paya Recipe

Step 1: Preparing Mutton Trotters

  1. Take a small piece of hard kneaded flour in a bowl. Then clean all the trotters and remove any hair from them one by one with the help of knead flour.
  2. Then thoroughly clean the mutton trotters under hot running water to remove any impurities like hair of goat, until all impurity is removed.
  3. In a large pot, add the trotters and enough water to cover them. Boil for 5 minutes and then drain the water to remove stink.
  4. This helps remove excess fat and impurities from trotters and any smell.

Step 2: Cooking Mutton Lahori Paya

  1. In a pressure cooker or any heavy-bottomed pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown, over medium heat.
  3. Stir in & then add ginger-garlic paste, mix well and cook for a couple of minutes until the raw aroma dissipates.
  4. Lower the heat and add the blended tomato puree to the pot and mix well. Cook the spice mixture until the oil starts to separate from the tomatoes & give aroma.
  5. Now, add the spices like freshly ground Lahori Paya masala (a mix of fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon), red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt.
  6. Then add trotters and mix well to coat the trotters with the spices evenly.
  7. Pour in enough water into the pot to cover the trotters completely, and stir the mixture well.
  8. Close the pressure cooker lid or cover the pot, allowing the trotters to cook on low heat for about 2 to 3 hours or until trotters are cooked. Slow-cooking is essential to ensure the mutton trotters becomes tender and flavorful.

Step 3: Final Touch

  1. Once the trotters are cooked with prefection, uncover the pot and let the gravy thicken to your desired consistency and oil come on upper surface.


Now the Appetizing & Delectable Mutton Lahori Paya Recipe is ready, it’s time to garnish Lahori mutton paya , garnish with fresh coriander leaves, sliced ginger, and slit green chilies, enhancing the appearance and aroma of the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Appetizing & Delectable Mutton Lahori Paya Recipe
Appetizing & Delectable Mutton Lahori Paya Recipe

Now served the appetizing & spicy Mutton Lahori Paya , & you can enjoy  best with side  naan, roti or steamed rice. The rich and spicy broth pairs wonderfully with the soft, fluffy texture of naan, roti or the simplicity of rice. For an authentic touch, serve the dish with traditional Lahori garnishes, such as sliced ginger, chopped green chilies, and a sprinkle of garam masala or chat masala.

Health Tips

While spicy mutton Lahori paya is a dish brimming with flavors, it also offers numerous nutritional benefits. The mutton trotters are a good source of protein and essential minerals, making this dish a nourishing option for meat lovers. Trotters helps in boosts immunity, provide energy, and enhance gut health, rich in nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, phosphorus and various vitamins like zinc, selenium and vitamin B.

  1. Is Mutton Lahori Paya spicy?
    • The mutton Lahori paya is spicy but you can adjust the level of spiciness according to your preference like low, medium or high. You can make it mild or fiery hot if you are a spice lover.
  2. Can I use lamb trotters instead of mutton?
    • Yes, lamb trotters can be a delicious alternative if mutton is not readily available, you can also use chicken or beef trotters.
  3. How long does it take to cook Mutton Lahori Paya?
    • The slow-cooking process may take a few hours, but the result is well worth the wait, because its taste so appealing & appetizing.
  4. Can I freeze the leftover broth?
    • Absolutely! you can freeze the flavorful broth  for future use in other recipes. There is another option for freezing the uncooked trotters is just clean them and place them in hot water and place for 2-3 minutes on low-medium flame. Then strain them and place in zip log bag after cooling. Store in freezer for later use.
  5. What are some other dishes I can try from Lahore’s culinary heritage?
    • Lahore offers a wide range of mouthwatering dishes, including Nihari, Seekh Kebabs, and Haleem.

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