Amma makes a mean raw papaya mezhukkupuratti. We often use raw papaya grown in our frontyard for this but since I live in the land of raw papaya salads, its not hard to find it here in vegetables stores.
Look! Smoke! I love the effect. It wasn’t super intense because the stir-fry had spent some time on the table while I fixed the lens, etc. If its fresh out of the stove, the effect will be nicer!
Stir-Fried Raw Papaya / Kaplanga Mezhukkupuratti Recipe
1 medium-sized raw papaya
A generous pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp (coconut) oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
6 shallots, crushed
1/2 tsp minced garlic
3 dry red chillies, broken into halves
A few curry leaves
How I Made It:
1. Peel the papaya and cut into thin pieces. Boil in sufficient water along with turmeric and salt until the pieces are soft. Ideally, add about 1 cup water and add more if needed. This is better than having to drain excess water.
2. Heat the oil in a pan and add all ingredients listed below oil. When the mustard seeds begin to pop and the shallots and garlic give out a nice flavour, add the cooked papaya. Stir-fry for another 5-6 mins and remove from fire.
Serve hot with rice and gravy of choice.
This recipe goes to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Ria this month.
Hi Naga, Congrats on the best pic award at KK. Love the dish..very colorful and the photo looks great..!!
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