Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Green Papaya Curry

Papaya is a large tree-like plant, with a single stem growing from 5 to 10 metres (16 to 33 ft)tall.It is believed by most historians that the papaya plant originated in southern Mexico or Central America.Papaya is very versatile,can be used as a fruit and also as an vegetable.It helps in Intestinal disorders,skin disorders,menstrual irregularities,cirrhosis of the liver,throat disorders,spleen enlargement.In south India pregnant women are strongly advised to avoid this during their pregnancy. 

Green Papaya peeled and chopped into 1/2 " pieces - 1
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin -1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Coconut -1/2 cup
Garlic - 2-3
Salt as per taste
Turmeric - 2 pinches
Curry leaves - 1 spring

1)Cook the papaya in microwave with little water for about 7-8 minutes.
2)Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds,cumin seeds after they splutter add curry leaves.
3)Grind the coconut and red chillies into a coarse mix without adding any water and mix it to the pan.
4)Add crushed garlic,Turmeric and salt,saute for a minute.
5)Now add the green papaya,cover and cook for about 5-6 minutes till all the spices blend well.

1)Goes well with rice.
2)If you do not want to use microwave follow the same recipe by adding the coarse mix of coconut and red chillies in the end after adding the green papaya and cook for a couple of minutes uncovered.


  1. Papaya curry looks so yummy.My mom makes this same way:)

  2. tasty one dear..i love this very much..nice presentation...