Its been quite some time since i have posted something. Many of other responsibilities were keeping me really busy . But last week when i saw raw papaya in the shop had to buy it . And today when i made my moms papaya mezhukavarati i thought of starting my postings again with it. Its a very simple recipe but you will love it.
In kerala papaya grows in everybody's backyard and is used a lot in everyday cooking. Papaya thoran,eriseery is some of my other favorites.I have eaten papaya pickle too at one of my aunts place . Next time when i meet her i planning to get the recipe from her :). Papaya is a meat tenderizer too so used quite a bit in mugalai meat dishes.
Raw Papaya - 1 cup , 1/4 inch cubes
Green Chilli - 2 tsp chopped fine
Curry leaves - 3-4 leaves
Onion - 1/4 cup chopped fine
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Pw - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp(optional)
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
1. Take chopped papaya in a saucepan ,add 1/4 cup water salt, turmeric,green chilli,curry leaves.
2. Cook papaya till it is fork tender and drain and keep aside.
3. Heat oil add mustard seeds and when they start popping add urad dal .
4.When dal starts to turn slightly brown add onion.
5.When onion turns translucent add papaya and cook for 2-3 minutes.
6. Add red chilli pw and cook for another minute and serve with rice .