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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Papaya Curry|Papali Kootu

Papaya  Curry a semi liquid gravy that goes very well with rice,roti dishes.

Other Names of Papaya:
     Raw papaya  also called as papali,green papaya, karamusa, kaplanga,Papaw,Paw paw,peper in other languages.Raw Papaya plays a major role in bengali ,Thai and Indonesia cuisine..That's why people's have a great glowing skin :)

papaya curry

Health benefits of raw papaya:
   It has highest vitamin A,vitamin C and has more of papaya enzymes than regular papaya.Raw papaya makes your skin feel bright and  fresh.Its improves metabolism as well.Its good for diabetics.

     Unripe papaya has latex causes uterine contractions which may lead to miscarriage.Ripe papaya fruit in moderation can be eaten during first triemster.

What you can cook with Raw papaya:
       You can make tutti fruity i recently did,Make Curry like this . raw papaya salad,dry curry etc
Story behind the scene:
       After i did tutti fruity i got half of raw papaya remaining ,i was confused of what to do with it.because i never cooked raw papaya.We as kids only eat papaya fruit.Its looked similar to chayote so i thought why not make kootu with it.Then i did.Even my hubby couldn't make it what the curry is made of.It was exactly the same as chayote kootu curry..Looking at the health benefits, now i am going to cook this Raw papaya curry regularly.

papali kootu

                                         Papaya Curry|Papali Kootu

papaya curry                          Papaya curry for rice,roti

 Cuisine: Indian Category:Sides Yields:2 cups Prep time:10 minutes Cook time:20 minutes Total time:30 minutes

Ingredients for papaya curry:
  • 2 cups chopped raw papaya
  • 2 green chili
  • 2 tbsp chana dal
  • 3 tbsp moongdal/pasiparupu
  • 1 small onion.
  • turmeric
  • hing
Ingredients to temper the curry:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • few curry leaves.
How to cook papaya curry:
  • Cut the raw papaya in to small pieces.
  • Add chana dal,moong dal ,turmeric,hing to water .Dal's get soaked in water for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped raw papaya,chopped onion,green chili.
  • Add more water if required and pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  • Add oil to add mustard seeds.
  • Let the mustard seeds splutter.
  • Add urad dal,curry leaves to the tempering.
  • Add pressure cooked papaya along with required salt.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes.
  • Papaya curry is ready to be served with rasam rice,sambar rice,Indian flat breads.
papaya curry is ready

Looking for Similar watery Curries
Check cabbage curry,white pumpkin curry

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  1. Healthy tasty side dish for rice. Wonderful recipe Satya....

    1. Thanks Lincy.Its indeed a healthy side dish..

  2. Very healthy dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. This would be awesome with rice...

  4. Delicious and healthy kootu..

  5. loving this pretty curry

  6. Thanks for sharing.I was expecting some simple way to do this raw papaya which I got it 2 days back.


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