Thursday, September 29, 2011

Raw Papaya Lentil Curry-Dal

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Papaya is a tropical and beautiful fruit with a lot of nutrients.Papaya in its unripe form is widely used in culinary preparations.Papaya is a good source of potassium and dietary fibre.Papain a digestive enzyme is abundant in papaya.However as it contains a lot of papain should be avoided when pregnant.You can find more info on papaya here.Papaya plant is a common site in the backyard or frontyard in Indian households.There are quite a few ways green papaya can be cooked and this is one of them.

Ingredients
1 cup peeled and chopped unripe papaya
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 tomato chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/2 tsp ginger chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp fennel powder
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Pressure cook
1/4 cup split yellow moong dal
3 cups water

Tempering
1 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
5 curry leaves
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Few dashes of asafoetida
1 tbsp oil

Method
Heat oil in a deep pan add onions,salt,ginger,garlic when the onions turn translucent add papaya,finely chopped tomatoes and turmeric,fennel powder.Add half cup water and cover cook till papaya is cooked.Add the cooked dal,coconut add some more water and bring it to boil.Meanwhile do the tempering by heating oil and adding the seeds when the seeds splutter add asafoetida,curry leaves and coriander leaves.Pour the tempering over the dal and mix to blend well.Enjoy hot!!

29 comments:

Priti said...

Looks delicious .....and love the 1st pic

Prathibha said...

nice n yummy dal..looks delicious

Priya said...

Wow dal looks comforting and inviting..

Kaveri said...

Nice curry...beautiful click

Nithya said...

This is delicious :)

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy and nice combo

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious curry and wonderful clicks...

julie said...

Love the thick gravy..very healthy curry too..

divya said...

Yummy, looks so fab and so tempting. Nice pictures dear

kitchen queen said...

lovely papaya curry to have with either chappathi or plain rice with ghee.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow.. lovely picture.. adore the color of the curry..
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Suja said...

Yummy curry,never tried this combo before..sure mast have tasted delicious

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, that looks superb.

Prathima Rao said...

I have actually never made any dish with raw papaya...and i dont remember tasting it either!!This looks good & like something that should not be missed out on :)
Prathima Rao
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Pushpa,this dal Curry luks invitingly tastefilled.U made me rember my Mom.She used to do this dal curry atleast once a week-as we have Papaya trees in the backyard.Thanks for sharing this.

Uma said...

Very Interesting Pushpa. This is the first time I am coming to know abt this raw papaya dish. Looks delicious.

Cheers,
Uma

Padma said...

Yummy dhal. Perfect with hot rice. Love the bright color.

R said...

its a new recipe for me, looks so delicious.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

First time here,u have got a wonderful space with lot of recipes and lovely clicks,following you.Please do drop at my space.
cheers,
Nalini

Amina said...

This is new to me.. the picture looks fabulous..

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks Healthy and delicious dear :)

Archana said...

Delicious.
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Raji said...

The daal curry looks really inviting..I have never made any dish with raw papaya but it sure does look interesting.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious looking comfort food. Nice clicks.

Madhu said...

I never made anything with raw papaya. Dal looks awesome :)

Niru said...

looks very nice...must be healthy n tasty..

Kalyani's Platter said...

yummy and delicious curry......

Now Serving said...

I love cooking this too - matter of fact have one sitting on my counter as we speak - looks very yummy!

Gayathri NG said...

Hi pushpa its first time here...
Delicious curry...

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