How to make Paya Shorba -

Clear soup made with lamb trotters.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Lamb trotters, Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Soups

Paya Shorba

Paya Shorba Recipe Card


Paya soup or shorba is a flavourful clear soup made with lamb trotters. This Indian soup is perfect to have if you want quick recovery from a common cold. Lamb trotters are cooked along with delicious aromatics for a couple of hours till all the flavours are infused in the broth and you have a flavourful delicious soup to enjoy!

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 3.30-4 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paya Shorba Recipe

  • Lamb trotters 10-12

  • Onions 4 medium

  • Garlic 10 cloves

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cloves 6-8

  • Green cardamoms 4

  • Cinnamon 2 inch

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 medium bunch

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Wash payas thoroughly. Cut two onions into quarters and finely slice the remaining. Make a paste of the quartered onions and garlic. In a large pot add fifteen cups of water and payas. Add onion paste, turmeric powder, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon and salt.

Step 2

Cook for four hours on low heat (dum). Boil till the payas are tender. If required, add another two to three cups of water. Heat ghee in a pan and fry sliced onions till golden brown. Add red chilli powder and pepper powder.

Step 3

Add to payas and cook for five minutes. Strain the liquid and separate the payas from the residue. Heat the strained liquid with coriander leaves, garam masala powder and the payas. Remove from heat when ghee appears on top. Add lemon juice. Serve with roti/ phulka/ sheermal.

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