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Semi Ripe Papaya Stir Fry - Pappalikkai Puttu (Poriyal)

This stir fry is prepared with shredded semi ripe papaya. This stir fry is easy to make within 10 minutes. This stir fry is similar to carrot puttu and beetroot puttu. 

 

Semi ripe papaya is light orange in colour with a crisp texture and it has a very mild flavour. The shredded papaya is flavoured with green chillies, onions and finally garnished with fresh coconut. The semi raw papayas are peeled and the innermost white layers are removed along with their tiny seeds. Then they are cut into halves or quarters and  grate it using a slightly thick grater. After grating, we have to saute with mustard, chillies, onions and curry leaves. For this puttu dishes, like carrot puttu and beetroot puttu, the grated vegetables will need to be sauted first for an extra few minutes and then close and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. No water is required for this stir fry. Simply close and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. A handful of freshly grated coconut adds a beautiful colour and taste to this dish. 

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Semi Ripe Papaya Stir Fry - Pappalikkai Puttu (Poriyal)  Recipe Details 

Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : side dish  


Ingredients

  • 1 medium semi ripe papaya
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp coconut oil

Cooking Directions

Cut the ends of the semi ripe papaya. Using a peeler, peel the outer skin completely. Slice it in half lengthwise or cut into halves or quarters and remove the seeds.

Hold the papaya in one hand and carefully grate it using a grater without any solid pieces. 


Heat oil in a frying pan for about 2 minutes. Add the mustard and urid dal. When urid dal turns golden brown, add the green chillies, curry leaves and onions. Stir and saute them for a few minutes.


 When the onions turns golden brown, add the grated papayas. Stir them continuously.

 

 Add the required salt and mix them well.

 
Close it with the lid for 3 minutes. Stir them in between to prevent from sticking to the kadai.
 

When the grated papayas wilts, add the fresh coconuts. Mix them well and turn off the heat.


Healthy and tasty semi ripe papaya stir fry is ready to serve. Transfer it to the serving dish.

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