Thursday, October 19, 2006

Green Papaya Curry

Green, unripe papaya is used in Indian cooking to make stir fries or curries. In Kerala itself , this fruit has many names, like karamoosa, kappalanga, ommaka, kappanga, koppakka and so. This is how my mom cooked papaya curry and goes so well with rice.

Ingredients

1 - Medium size unripe papaya
1/2 tsp - Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1.5 cup - Water
salt to taste

Make a paste of the following ingredients

1 cup - Grated coconut
3 big flakes - Garlic
1/4 tsp - Jeera
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder

Seasoning

1 tsp - mustard
3 - Shallots, diced
2 sprigs - Curry leaves
Coconut oil or sesame oil

Method:

1 ) Peel the skin and cut the papaya into small cubes.
In a vessel add the diced papaya, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt to taste, water and cook till the papaya is well cooked. Mash a little of the cooked papaya.

2 ) Now add the ground paste and mix in with the papaya. Add more water and making it a curry consistency. Adjust salt to taste. Bring to a boil and take off the stove.

3 ) Season with mustard, shallots and curry leaves.

Goes very well with rice.

1 comment:

Mallugirl said...

VERY SIMILAR YET SO DIFFERENT..GOING THRU UR OLD RECIPES, FOUND SO MANY THAT I WANT TO TRY. THANKS FOR POINTING ME TO IT.