Here is a very simple papaya curry for those lazy souls like me.. :) This tastes great with rice and pickle or fish fry or a chammanthi, but no hard work to make.. I think papaya known in many different names like karumoos, dharmas, omakkaaya etc.. Whatever the name, most of keralites may be familiar with the different dishes prepared using papaya, at least a juice or shake with the ripe papaya or a thoran with the raw one.Here, my umma would compel kids to take curry or thoran prepared using raw papaya.Raw papaya is good to cure digestive disorders occured by intestinal worms etc.Children are mostly attacked by this and show hesitation to take their food.So this is often advised to give them with their usual lunch, I think the thoran / dry curry form is the best.The white sticky juice (contains papain) coming from the papaya skin has much medicinal values and is used for preparing some medicines too.Do google for it and come back with lots of information.. :) Am lazy to write..Hope you all will surely love this curry..
Papaya tree with raw papaya fruits... Taken with a mobile phone..
Papaya Curry Ingredients
Papaya 1 whole medium size
coconut grated 1 1/2 cups
turmeric powder 1 tsp
mustard seeds for seasoning
curry leaves few
whole red chillies 2
How to prepare
Peel and chop papaya.
Cook with turmeric powder, salt and enough water.
Mash it when it is well cooked.
Blend coconut in enough water to make a medium thick gravy.
Pour it in the cooked papaya, mix and allow to boil.
Don't boil for long.
Remove from fire.
Heat little coconut oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, saute curry leaves and red chillies and pour into the curry.