Lets see what whfoods.com has to say: Papayas offer not only the luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics, but are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium and magnesium; and fiber. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against colon cancer.
Now do you need more reasons to start ‘cooking’ up recipes with this wonder fruit also known as ‘fruit of the angels?’.
Grated ripe papaya – 1 cup
Coconut – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup, adjust according to taste
Milk powder – 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder – a pinch
Ghee – 4 tbsp
How to Make Papaya Burfi:
1. Heat ghee in a kadai and add the grated papaya. Cook well, stirring continuously for 4-5 mins. It becomes a mushy pulp that starts leaving the sides of the kadai.
2. Add coconut and sugar and stir well for another 3-4 mins.
3. Mix in the milk powder and cardamom and remove from fire.
4. Place the burfi, when warm itself, on a flat plate and press well. Let it cool. Cut into squares and serve.
I didn’t even get a chance to cut it into squares. My mom and uncle helped themselves with spoons directly from the plate 🙂