Hi. How are you all?. Hope everyone is doing well. Today’s recipe is about making papaya thoran. Papaya is most commonly available in the backyard garden in our places. Papaya – nice a lovely fruit. I love it a lot. We also get ripe papayas here but they are costly mostly from India or Srilanka. Also, local papayas are available here. They cost about 0.500 baisa (~ 93 Indian rupees) per kg. Not only ripe ones also raw papayas are available. They can be used to make many dishes. Out of it pulikari which is a dish from Nagercoil served along with ghee rice or biryani is my favorite. This thoran tastes like a cabbage thoran. It goes well as a side dish for rice and curry or Sambar.
Let’s see how to make papaya thoran.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Serves : 3
Raw Papaya – 1 (peeled, deseeded and Grated) or grated raw papaya – 2 cups
Shallots – 8 (sliced)
Green chillies – 4 (sliced)
Garlic – 2(chopped)
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Salt to taste
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Coconut oil -. 1.5 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
1.Peel the skin of raw papaya. Wash them well. Cut them into half and remove the seeds. Then grate them finely.
2. Take the grated raw papaya in a bowl. To it add sliced shallots, chopped garlic, sliced green chillies, curry leaves, grated coconut, Turmeric powder, Cumin seeds and salt to taste. Mix them well with the hands.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds. Let them splutter then add the papaya mixture. Saute them in oil for a minute then cover and cook for about 10 – 15 minutes in low flame.
Serve with rice and curry or dal or Sambar.
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