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Mutton Trotters/Paya Curry

Mutton trotters marinated in spices and cooked . Prepared with a red masala for the curry.


 4 trotters (600 gms)

Clean wash well. Add gram flour salt and vinegar to these trotters and keep for at least 40 mins.

Wash off well.

For the marinade

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1 tsp ginger garlic paste


Add this marination to the trotters. keep for half an hour. Pressure cook with just enough water. High on one whistle and low for 15 mins.

For the ground masala

5 dry red kashmiri Chillies

1 tbsp coriander seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp fennel seeds

1 tsp pepper corn

1/4 tsp poppy seeds

1/4 tsp sesame seeds

1 Onion sliced

4 cloves garlic

Grind to a fine smooth paste with just enough water.


3 onions finely chopped

2 tomatoes finely chopped

2 green chillies finely chopped

1 inch ginger juliens (sliced thinly)

1/4 tsp tempero di cuddi powder or 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

Salt to taste

1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp Vinegar


Add oil , saute onions till lightly brown. Add the finely chopped tomatoes, green chillies and saute. Add some of the stock of the cooked trotters, allow to cook till tomatoes turn soft. Add the ground masala and some of the stock. Cook for a minute. Add the Trotters and cook for 10 mins. Add the salt to taste, 1 tsp Vinegar , 1/4 tsp cuddi powder, ginger juliens and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Cook for 5 mins on medium flame.

A powdered spice mix used for flavouring Meat Dishes.

Made this Tempero spice powder my way ,

with a slight change.


(East Indian Tempero ( A seasoning to flavour Dishes) Di Cuddi)


100 gms Cinnamon

40 gms cloves

40 gms cardamom

40 gms peppercorns

20 gms Star anise

10 gms Javitri / mace flower

10 gms bay leaf

5 gms all spice

5 gms Triphal / Schezwan pepper corn

10 gms saunf / fennel seeds

10 gms methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds

10 gms Shah Jeera / black cumin

Dry ingredients in the sun, lightly roast, Dry grind the spiced , sift well, and bottle

used for flavouring Chicken, mutton, beef or Pork

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