Paya Soup (Mutton Legs/Shank Soup) : When good soup can be as strong as strong medicine

Paya Soup

This soup, apart from having loads of flavor, can also be a great health supplement for all those who have had any sort of bone problem like fracture, calcium deficiency, iron deficiency and for ladies post-delivery and in pre-menopausal stage. This soup is especially good for Tuberculosis patients. Patients having it regularly have shown remarkable recovery.

Recipe Particulars:

  • Servings: Around 400 ml
  • Preparation Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 15 mins
  • Recipe Credit: The recipe was taken from here¬†to promote healthy eating. We are deeply grateful to the author for posting the same: You are helping us encourage a healthy heart ūüôā.
  • Approximate Nutrition Facts: Cal 60,¬†Fat 5.5gm.,¬†Cholesterol 73gm.,¬†Sodium 199 mg.,¬†Potassium 550 mg.,¬†Carbs ¬†10gm.
    Dietary fibers 2gm., Protein 25gm., Sugar 0.5 gm, Vitamin A 142%, B12 50% , Calcium, Copper, Iron and other micro nutrients are present in the soup. All values given above are not exact but approximation to the nearest value.
  • Those suffering from High BP should not add tomatoes as it has high sodium content.
  • This is a Recipe from Jyotsna Pant‚Äôs Blog. Refer to the blog for complete recipe with Pictures, suggestions and tips.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 Pieces or Mutton Legs (Lower bone part of goat leg / Shank)
  • 1 Medium size Onion
  • 1 inch Ginger piece
  • 1/2 medium size Tomato
  • 5-6 Sprigs of fresh green coriander leaves
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 cm. Piece of Cinnamon
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

Recipe Directions:

  • Wash the mutton bone pieces very nicely, to get rid of all hair pieces stuck to them
  • Cut onion.
  • Cut tomatoes.
  • Peel and cut ginger piece.
  • Wash coriander sprigs nicely and cut them.
  • Put in a pressure cooker: ¬†Mutton pieces,¬†Cut onion,¬†Cut tomato,¬†Cut ginger,¬†Cut coriander leaves,¬†¬†Piece of cinnamon, Cloves,¬†Salt,¬†150 ml. water
  • Close the lid and keep on high flame and cook on high flame till pressure builds in the cooker.
  • Lower the flame and cook on low flame for 5 min.
  • Switch off the gas and let the cooker cool with all boiled ingredients in it.
  • When cool remove the boiled material from cooker.
  • Remove cinnamon, cloves and discard them.
  • Remove the bones and put them in a bowl with some water and with a bone scooper take out if anything is left in the bone.
  • Rinse the boiled bones with some mashing action.
  • Keep all liquid in a bowl and discard the bones.
  • Grind all other solid boiled material except bones in a grinder- mixer to a paste.
  • ¬†Mix all the liquid and paste together and sieve it through a sieve.
  • Add water to make the soup of the consistency you want.
  • Give a nice boil and garnish it with a dash of lemon juice and black pepper powder.
  • Drink/ serve piping hot.