Published on 16 Feb 2011 | over 5 years ago
Phaja Siri Paye (Head & Hooves)
a famous traditional cuisine in Lahore
usually eaten at breakfast
Siri paya is a traditional breakfast dish of Northern India, Hyderabad in Southern India, and Pakistan. The main ingredients of the dish are the two ends of a cow, goat or lamb; Siri means the head of the animal and paya means the feet. It is considered a delicacy. In times gone by when people used wood or coal as a cooking fuel, women would start this dish at night and slow cook it in the coals until the morning. This dish has a soup-like consistency and is usually eaten as a breakfast food in the winter months with naan. Recipes for this dish vary slightly from region to region. The soup base is created by sauteed onions, tomatoes, and garlic to which a number of curry based spices are added. The cooked dish is served with a garnish of fresh diced ginger and fresh cilantro leaves along with fresh sliced lemon.
Some of the most famous outlets for paya are in Karachi, Lahore, Delhi, and Toronto.
In Punjab the same is known as Siri Kharore (ਸਿਰੀ ਖਰੌੜੇ).