February 3, 2008

List of Recipes with raw and ripe Papaya Fruit

List of easy and delicious recipes with Raw and Ripe papaya (AFAM event - Papaya round up)

It's my pleasure to bring to you some amazing recipes using one of the most healthiest fruits - Papaya! A huge thanks to all those who tried hard to get hold of one, for racking your brains for a recipe and a special thanks to my sis and Nanditha for contributing not one, but two recipes! And for those who thought Papaya can only be cut and eaten just like that, here are some recipes to get you started on thinking otherwise. Let's start the party with some drinks, shall we?

Drinks

Sig's Papaya Delight
Mansi's Tropical Cocktail
Rajitha's Papaya Soy Smoothie

Snacks
Asha's Papaya Pecan Scones
Nanditha's Soy-Papaya Samosa
Bharathy's Papaya Muffins
Marta's Papaya and Brie Quesadilla
Raaga's Fruit Cookies

Salads

Namratha's Super Exotic Salad
Raw Papaya Carrot Salad
Papaya Salad
Renuka's Papaya Paneer Salad

Mains and Sides

Grihini's Raw Papaya Paratha
Jayashree's Papaya Thoran
Bindiya's Raw Papaya Parathas
Nanditha's Papaya Dry Curry
Maya's Raw Papaya Curry with Shrimp
Aparna's Papaya Aviyal

Sweets

Dhivya's Papaya Halwa
Jayasree's Jujups
Srivalli's Papaya Halwa
Papaya Burfi
Vijaya's Papaya Halwa
Shareshtha's Pepe Paturi

Also Gazal Misra, a non-blogger, sent me this lovely recipe to add to the round up. Thank you Gazal!

Papaya Lassi Recipe

1 cup ripe papaya, diced and mashed well
1 cup plain yogurt
2 cups chilled water
2 tablespoons lime juice (optional)
Few  mint leaves
Ice cubes
A luxurious addition - a dollop of vanilla ice cream
(add 2 tsp of sugar, in case you aren't on a diet)

Use a hand blender to beat or blend yogurt and sugar, then add water and beat again. Add mashed papaya with all the seasonings. Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream in the glass and pour the lassi over it. Garnish with mint and serve cold.