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Mutton Paya in a white bowl with goat trotters

Mutton Paya

Mutton Paya cooked with goat trotters & a few spices in an Instant Pot makes a delicious meal. This Goat paya curry is super easy to make in an Instant Pot & tastes best with rice.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Goat Paya Instant Pot, Mutton Paya, Mutton Paya Curry
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty



How to make Mutton Paya in Instant Pot

  • Take a deep bottomed pot, add the goat trotters + turmeric + 1/2 the mentioned ginger garlic paste. Set over medium heat & boil for 10 mins. Drain the water & keep aside the goat trotters or paya.
  • Next, add these goat trotters + 1/2 the mentioned onion + bay leaves + the rest of the ginger garlic paste + chilies + salt to the instant pot. Pour enough water to cover the ingredients in the pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot Lid & press the PRESSURE COOK button. Set it on the MEAT STEW on HIGH for 50 mins. Make sure to seal the valve to the sealing position.
  • After 50 mins when the Instant pot begins to beep do a quick pressure release (QPR). Fish out the cooked paya with the help of a slotted spoon. Than, fish out the cooked onion pieces (as many as you can). Keep them aside in separate bowl. Let the broth sit in the Instant pot itself.
  • Now, prep the mutton paya bhuna masala. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add oil. When the oil becomes moderately hot add the rest of the sliced onions & saute until the onions are limp & translucent.
  • Next, add the mutton paya masala powder + the red chili & the kashmiri red chili powder & saute until oil oozes out. 
  • Add the cooked onion that you had taken out from the broth. Saute until oil oozes out.
  • Lower the heat & add the yogurt. Mix briskly. Saute for 1-2 mins.
  • Now, switch on the SAUTE mode of the instant pot & set it on NORMAL. Heat up the broth. When the broth becomes moderately hot mix in the bhuna masala to the broth.
  • Add the cooked goat trotters or mutton paya to this broth & simmer for 10 mins on LOW at the SAUTE mode in your Instant Pot.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!

How to make Mutton Paya on Stove Top or Pressure Cooker

  • Follow the same recipe. Swap the Instant pot with a regular pressure cooker.
  • Boil the paya first with turmeric powder + ginger garlic powder + water in a deep bottomed pan over medium heat. Drain & set aside the goat trotters.
  • In a pressure cooker add the boiled & drained paya + onions + chilies + bay leaves + ginger garlic paste. Add enough water.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker & pressure cook over medium heat until 8-10 whistles.
  • Fish out the cooked paya + cooked onions & let the broth stay in the cooker.
  • In the meantime prepare the bhuna mutton paya masala & add it to the broth. Mix well.
  • Next, add the cooked paya to this broth & simmer over medium flame for 10 mins.
  • Serve hot. Enjoy!


  1. Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240ml & 1 teaspoon = 5ml
  2. Simmer the Goat trotters before making the Paya Curry. Add turmeric + ginger garlic paste & boil for 10 mins. No strong goaty odor + turmeric is a natural antibacterial.
  3. For best flavors Bhuna (saute) the masala separately & than mix in to the broth.
  4. You can also use Lamb trotters instead of goat trotters.
  5. If you can cook the Instant Pot Goat Paya in ghee or else swap it with any cooking oil.
  6. Do not skip the store-bough Mutton Paya Masala powder. You can buy it from any Indian grocery store in your area. And you may use any brand. 
  7. Skip the green chilies and the chili powder from the recipe if you do not prefer spicy food.
  8. Buy completely clean & sanitized goat or lamb trotters from your butcher. It's a complicated process to clean them at home.
Nutrition Facts
Mutton Paya
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 1586mg69%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Protein 19g38%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1586mg