Papaya Thoran

Papaya is a staple vegetable in kerala kitchens and almost everyone will have a papaya plant in their yard :) . It  is said to be good for you and is used in  a lot of different preparations.Here is one easy recipe.

Raw papaya -  2 cups , grated.
Coconut - 1/4 cup , grated
Green Chili - 2
Pearl Onion - a few , chopped
Curry leaves - a few
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

  1. Crush coconut , chili , turmeric  and cumin together.
  2. Heat oil and mustard and let it pop.
  3. Add the onion and cook till translucent.
  4. Add the coconut mixture and curry leaves.
  5. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  6. Add the grated papaya and mix well and cover.
  7. Cook for 3- 4 minutes and add the salt and mix well.
  8. Cook for another few minutes and you are ready to serve.