Raw Pappaya curry recipe | Pappalikkai Masala

Raw Pappaya curry recipe | Pappalikkai Masala is prepared as a side dish for rice and parathas such as Phulka Kulcha Naan  and paratha .  This curry is prepared with dry coconut, peanuts, sesame seeds, red chillies, green chillies, onion and salt.  Ripe pappaya has a number of health benefits, but in its raw form it holds a number of amazing health benefits too. Raw Pappaya is packed with vitamins, enzymes, magnesium, potassium, vitamins A , C, E and B. It helps to loose weight, beat diabetes, improves digestion, prevents vitamin deficiency, increase lactation and ease menstrual pain. Also try to know about Nutritional facts of raw pappaya

Ingredients:-

  • raw pappaya / pappalikkai – 1 (medium size)
  • oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • channa dal / kadalai paruppu – 1 tsp
  • curry leaves – few
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
  • green chillies – 2 (slit)
  • salt – to taste

To grind:-

  • red chillies – 6 number
  • ground nuts / peanuts – 2 tblsp
  • sesame seeds / ellu – 2 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1 tsp
  • dry coconut powder – 2 tblsp

Method:-

1. Scrap the skin of the raw pappaya.

Skin scrapped raw pappaya.
Skin scrapped raw pappaya.

2. Chop Pappaya into small pieces as shown in the photo below and put it in water to remove the gum if any. Wash and take it out. Chop green chillies and onion too.

Chopped raw pappaya, onion and green chillies.
Chopped raw pappaya, onion and green chillies.

3. Boil water and cook chopped pappaya for around 10 minutes till it is cooked well and becomes soft.

Cooking chopped pappaya in water
Cooking chopped pappaya in water

4. Drain water and keep it ready.

Cooked and water drained pappaya
Cooked and water drained pappaya

5. Heat a dry pan and fry red chillies and peanuts.

Frying peanuts and red chillies
Frying peanuts and red chillies

6. Once when it is fried well add sesame seeds and cumin seeds and fry till it splutters.

Cumin seeds and sesame seeds added
Cumin seeds and sesame seeds added

7. Now add dry coconut and fry for one minute. Switch off the stove.

Dry coconut added
Dry coconut added

8. Cool down to room temperature and grind in a mixie.

Ground mixture of spices
Ground mixture of spices

9. Heat one tsp of oil in another fry pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add channa dal.

Seasoning in pan
Seasoning in pan

10. When it turns gold add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves.

Chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves added
Chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves added

11. When onions turn pale add cooked raw pappaya pieces along with salt.

Cooked pappaya and salt added
Cooked pappaya and salt added

12. Mix well and add the ground mixture of red chillies and other ingredients.

Ground mixture added
Ground mixture added

13. Stir well and keep in low flame for 2 minutes and switch off the stove.

Raw Pappaya curry recipe | Pappalikkai Masala
Raw Pappaya curry recipe | Pappalikkai Masala

14. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve as side dish with rice or dry roti.

Raw Pappaya curry recipe | Pappalikkai Masala
Raw Pappaya curry recipe | Pappalikkai Masala

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