|Alternative names||Siri Paya|
|Type||Soup or curry|
|Place of origin||India, Pakistan Afghanistan|
|Region or state||Indian subcontinent|
|Main ingredients||Trotters or hoof (cow, buffalo, or sheep), onions, tomatoes, garlic, curry powder and other spices|
Paya is a traditional food from the Indian Subcontinent.
The paya originated from the amalgamation of South and Central Asian cuisine. In Central Asia it was known as pacha. The dish was adapted to the local cuisines by the Muslim cooks of the South Asian subcontinent.
Recipes for this dish vary regionally. The soup base is created by sautéed onions and garlic, where a number of curry-based spices are then added to the meat and bones. The cooked dish is served with a garnish of fresh diced ginger and fresh long coriander leaves, along with fresh sliced lemon. The garlic, ginger and other spices help in covering up the stench of the meat.
It is slow cooked on low heat for hours (usually overnight) on the stove. However, it is nowadays mostly cooked in a pressure cooker.
Historically, when people used wood or coal as a cooking fuel, Preparation would start this dish at night and slow cook it in the coals until the morning. This dish has a soup-like consistency and is usually eaten as a breakfast food in the winter months with naan.
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