Monday, December 12, 2016

Raw Papaya Stir Fry Recipe-Pacha (Green) Papaya Thoran

Papaya as we all know, is loaded with health benefits. Raw/green papaya is even more beneficial. It contains papain, a powerful enzyme that can greatly aid in the digestive process. It also soothes inflammation and helps relieve certain skin conditions. It helps relieve constipation as it is high in fiber content. Apart from that raw papaya also has many vital nutrients such as potassium, magnesium,vitamins A, B, C and E. In spite of its health benefits, not many use raw papaya in cooking though it is very delicious. Today we will learn how to make green papaya stir fry following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Raw Papaya Stir Fry

Raw Papaya Stir Fry

Raw Papaya Stir Fry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 4-5
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineKerala

   Ingredients needed

   Raw Papaya - 4 cups grated
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt needed

   For Grinding

   Fresh Coconut - 1/3 cup grated
   Green chilli - 1
   Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

   For the Seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
   Red Chilli - 1
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Peel the skin, discard the seeds and grate papaya.

grated raw papaya

Grind cumin seeds, green chilli and grated coconut just for a second without adding water.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves.

how to make papaya stir fry

When dal turns golden brown, add the grated raw papaya and turmeric powder.

Pacha (Green) Papaya Thoran recipe

Sprinkle water and cook covered, stirring from time to time.

papaya thoran

Once cooked, add salt needed and the ground coconut mixture. Mix well and cook covered for a few more seconds.

Enjoy healthy and delicious green papaya stir fry with rice.

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  1. Thank you Padhu ! I tried it out and it was so delicious. Never knew you could have this raw. Great recipe !


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