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Paya Curry Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 lbs goat trotters (paya)
- 2 onions, chopped
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- Water as needed
- Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Special equipment needed:
- Pressure cooker

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Wash the goat trotters thoroughly and soak them in water for 30 minutes.
2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add cumin seeds.
3. Once the cumin seeds start to splutter, add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
4. Add ginger and garlic paste and sauté for another minute.
5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
6. Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.
7. Add the soaked goat trotters and enough water to cover them. Mix well.
8. Close the pressure cooker lid and cook for 6-7 whistles or until the trotters become tender.
9. Once the pressure is released, open the lid and add garam masala powder. Mix well.
10. Cook the curry on low heat for another 10-15 minutes until the gravy thickens.
11. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve hot.

- Time:
Preparation time: 30 minutes
- Cooking time: 45 minutes
- Low heat
Serving size:
- 4-6 people

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 300
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Protein: 25g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Goat trotters can be substituted with lamb trotters or beef trotters.
- Fresh ginger and garlic can be used instead of ginger and garlic paste.

- Add potatoes or carrots to the curry for a different flavor.
- Use coconut milk instead of water for a creamier texture.

Tips and tricks:
- Soak the goat trotters in water to remove any impurities.
- Use a pressure cooker to cook the trotters faster.
- Cook the curry on low heat to allow the flavors to blend together.

Storage instructions:
- Store the leftover curry in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the curry in a microwave or on the stove until it is heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the curry in a bowl with a side of rice or naan bread.

- Fresh cilantro leaves

- Rice or naan bread

Suggested side dishes:
- Raita (yogurt dip) or salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the curry is too watery, cook it on low heat until the gravy thickens.
- If the curry is too spicy, add more tomatoes or coconut milk to balance the flavors.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash the goat trotters thoroughly before cooking.
- Cook the curry until the trotters are tender and the gravy is thick.

Food history:
- Paya Curry is a popular dish in South Asian cuisine, especially in Pakistan and India.

Flavor profiles:
- Spicy, savory, and aromatic

Serving suggestions:
- Serve hot with rice or naan bread.

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