Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Raw Papaya and Coconut Stir Fry

Papaya is a wholesome fruit. It's rich vitamin C, protien certain enzyme content is beneficial for many internal disorders of the human body.This fruit consumed raw or ripe aids digestion and is a boon for having a glowing flawless skin.It's an excellent source of energy too.

I was looking for a raw papaya recipe which is different from the usual simple stir fry, I stumbled upon this one in one of the matrimonial sites :) yes! u read that right ;) It grabbed my attention for 2 reasons, it's unusual placement in a matrimonial site, second it read Raw papaya with coconut! I didn't think much and tried it out, the result was good. Here's the recipe.

2 cups Raw Papaya (peeled and grated)
½ cup Coconut (grated) ½ cup
2 Potatoes medium (diced)
2 Green chillies (slit)
2 Bay leaves
2 Dry red chillies
1 tsp Methi seeds (fenugreek)
1 tsp Jeera powder (cumin)
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp ghee
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste

Deep fry the potatoes and set it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add red chillies and methi seeds, sauté till the methi seeds turn brownish black.
Next add grated coconut to it and sauté it turns yellowish/golden.
Add the grated papaya and sauté for 5-6 minutes.
Now add the fried potatoes, turmeric, jeera, and red chilli powders along with salt and stir well.
Cover and cook it on medium flame for about 8-10 minutes, stir at regular intervals.
Next add the garam masala, sugar, ghee and mix well.
Cook on low flame till it is done.
Serve hot with rice or roti.
Recipe by: Sunanada Sinha Roy
P.S: Congratulations to all the winners of the MCC contest organised by Gayathri. She's been very kind to give all the participants a nice 'hats off' card as a token of appreciation for participating, I've displayed it on my side bar :) Thanks a lot Gayathri


Chitra said...

This is new to me.Sounds yumm:)

Suparna said...

That was quick Chitra :) Thanks a lot. Try it it's good.

Asha said...

Love raw Papaya, but don't get it here. Looks so delicious! :)

Varunavi said...

This combo is new to me,never thought of it.Looks yummyy

Akal's Saappadu said...

Hi suparna,
thanks for the mail; Had a tight time-table since two weeks (kids and bday parties & school activities).... so, couldn't post anything; but i was following all of you (didn't have the time to step in to leave a word :) but as you see, i'm back now

Papaya and coconut fry, interesting combination! haven't tried it.

and call me vinolia.

Ashwini said...

Love raw papaya..I too have posted one simple recipe of raw papaya. Stir fry looks yumm..

Anonymous said...

This is such a new idea ...yummy looking !!

Deepa Hari said...

Recipe sounds great Suparna...like the addition of coconut....it would have given a nice flavor to the curry.

Smitha said...

My mom used to make this often. Reminds me of home.

Priya said...

LOoks yummy..adding coconut gives a nice flavour n taste to curry na!

Varsha Vipins said...

Mom used to make something like this during seaon..Looks yum SUparna..:)
Just had some ripe papaya's now..:)

Anonymous said...

Wow...I have never cooked papaya. Your preparation looks delicious!

Cham said...

I can get the raw papaya but never cooked anything! New and delicious curry!

Alka said...

OMG,what a unique recipe..till date i never knew what else to do of the papaya,which looked ripe from outside ,but after being cut,if its unripe,it lands straightaway on my face(face mask)or in dustbin.
Glad that i stumbled here,so next time when it turns out unripe,i know instead of cursing the vendor i can try out this dish

EC said...

Thats a nice combination in the dish

Priya said...

Unique marketing strategy to place it on the matri site :)) I've never eaten raw papaya, need to see if I can find one here.

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey This one is new recipe to me ..will try this soetime .Thanks for the recipe :)
Thanks for the comments @ my blog :) keep visiting

Suparna said...

Thanks friends for the visit and encouraging comments.:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Suparna,I am new to your blog. This recipe caught my eye and I tried it. Turned out good. Thanks to you and to Mrs. Sunanada Sinha Roy :-)

Suparna said...

Thanks nidhi for trying it out am glad u liked it :) keep visiting.