Paya Soup

A traditional recipe of soup made with lamb trotters – an absolute delicacy. Paya is a warm, soothing and delightful stew. Cooked in various spices, the thin soup is served bursting with soothing flavors and is an exquisite winter delight.

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Paya Soup

Paya Soup

Main Ingredients Lamb Trotters, Split Bengal Gram
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Course Soups
Prep Time 5-10 minutes
Cook time 35-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg


  • 2 Lamb Trotters cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • ½ inch ginger, cut into thin strips
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 8-10 black peppercorns
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 4-5 green chillies slit
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of urmeric powder


  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.
  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.
  3. Open the lid when the pressure releases completely. Take out the cooked trotters in a bowl.
  4. Strain the remaining soup in another bowl
  5. Pour the soup in a serving bowl, put the trotters over it and serve piping hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 642
Carbohydrates 11.5
Protein 53.7
Fat 43.7
Other Fiber Fiber- 3.3gm