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Haleemor Paya Curry- Which Delicacy Do You Choose This Festive Season?

With all the festivals begun, we always hope for our mothers to make their signature dish. The dish we have been having ever since we were little, but still haven’t gotten bored of it. For me it was always my mother’s paya recipe that worked wonders for me. Every Eid, my mom had to prepare it. While growing up I always wondered why my mother wouldn’t try out a new recipe for the festival, but as I grew older I realised that I could never get enough of it.

The paya recipe is a very famous food that is very famous and is often served as a delicacy during various celebrations and festivals. It originated in Central and South Asia. The actual meaning of payain Hindi and Urdu means feet and is called trotters or hoof in English. The main ingredient used in the curry is feet of goat, beef, buffalo or sheep.

The payacurry came into existence because of the uniting of south and central Asian cuisine. Earlier, paya was also referred to as ‘pacha’ in central Asia.Now, the dish is a local cuisine for the Muslims of Lahore, Lucknowand Hyderabad and is very well appreciated by all.

And now this yum recipe is out there in the internet that helps you bring this delicacy to your dining table. If you wish to try out this delicacy then you could learn how to make paya curry at home with much ease by the help of the internet. Also, this recipe can be made in different methods. The main reason being that this dish varies regionally, hence there have been seen much variations to it. Siripayais being one such variation.

Another delicacy that is very commonly prepared during festivities is Haleem. It was introduced to our country during the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad. Haleem is a kind of stew that is very popular in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. The dish is prepared with wheat or barley, some lentils and meat!

Again similar to the paya it has a lot of regional variations when travelling through Turkey, Iran, India, and Bangladesh to name a few. In India it is popularly known as haleem or khichra. The internet is loaded up with all the recipes and all the variations, all you have to do is pick up the one you wish to try out this time.

During the Ramadan months, food items like haleem and paya are sold as snack food in the markets or fair as one may call. Although these are high calorie dishes they do not fail to tease your taste buds.

So, this festive season what’s cooking in your kitchen the famous paya recipe or the delicious haleem recipe? You have to throw away your laziness and bring out your inner chef and try out one of the dishes and I am sure that it is going to be appreciated every bit. Have a lovely feast this time.


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