Kappanga Thoran / Raw Pappaya Stir fried with coconut - Recipe:
We have all eaten Papaya as a fruit... Many of us like the ripe papaya. In my native place house, there are a lot of papaya trees and when I was small, my father used to pluck papaya and ask me not to touch it due to the staining liquid. We used to use a few and leave the rest on the tree for birds to eat :)
Now a days, in the apartment complex where we stay, there are a lot of raw papayas hanging and I got one plucked to make today's dish.
Hance, today, I am posting one of my favourite dishes with papaya as a vegetable - Raw Papaya Thoran.
Ingredients for Kappanga Thoran:
Onion - 1 medium OR shallots - 4-5 (Shallots are preferred since they add to the overall taste more than onions)
Green chillies - 2 nos.
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Coconut - 1/2, grated
Mustard - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves -6-8 nos
Dry red chilly-2 nos
Salt to taste
Wash papaya neatly and cut into two halves. Remove the skin of papaya and wash it again. Chop the papaya into small sizes as shown here and keep it aside.
Then add the chopped raw papaya and the chopped onions into the pan. Add the green chillies too after slitting them. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste. Stir it well and close the pan it with a lid and allow it to cook for 7-8 minutes under low flame.
Once cooked, add grated coconut and stir it well…
Kappanga Thoran or Raw Pappaya Stir Fried with coconut is ready. Serves 5-6 members...