Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lahori Paya Curry لاہوری پایا کری

Paya Curry

Paya Curry (Trotters Curry) is one of the most popular Dish in Lahore, Punjab. Phajjay Ke Paye are the most popular. Now You can cook this tasty delight at your home any part of the world.

I dedicate my most popular recipe to my friend  Nasir Gulzar (late), The Son in Law of Barkhodaria Trust.
Nasir Gulzar Bhai brought cooked Paya Curry from his home to serve us at office, we were enjoying this wonderful curry, suddenly Nasir Gulzar Bhai informed us that he is feeling certain type of pain like kidney pain, we rushed him to emergency mediacal centre at Export Processing Zone with Hazrat Feroz Memon, after treatment he was not feeling well, he was then shifted to Liaquat National Hospital, where he was diagonized with some pancreas infectin, it was too late, he was expired in Hospital . I always pray for him , he was the Khalifa of Hazrat Moulana Hakim Muhammad Akhtar damat barkathum. May Allah fill his grave with lights(Noor).


  • Mutton Paya (Prepared and Cleaned)   8 nos.
  • Yoghurt   beaten 1 cup
  • Oil  1 cup
  • Onion  chopped  3 nos.
  • Garlic crushed 2 medium pods
  • Ginger crushed 3 inch long piece
  • Fresh Coriander leaves  for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli powder to taste
  • Haldi 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1 teaspoon

  • Boil paya in 10-12 glass of water with 1 teaspoon salt, 7-8 garlic cloves (lehsan ke javey), 1 inch ginger crushed and 1 chopped onion in a large pan for 8-10 hours on medium flame till paya are well done.
  • Now in a separate pan saute 2 chopped onion in oil, remove saute onion and grind keep aside.
  • Now in the same oil add remaining crushed garlic, ginger and fry for 1-2 minutes then add haldi, Red chilli powder, Corinader powder and grinded onion and fry for 1-2 mintes then add yoghurt and fry for 5 minutes .
  • Now add boiled Paya to this gravy and cook on medium to high flame to a desired gravy cosistancy.
  • Now sprinkle garam masala and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with Naan/Roti

Prepared Paya (Roasted on fire then cleaned with knife)

  • Jenay Lahore nai dekhia o jamia ee nai (Who not seen Lahore, he is not born)