Andhra style raw papaya curry recipe

Green papaya curry is a simple Andhra style side dish made with boppas or boppayakaya. This is an easy khổng lồ make recipe that requires just a few pantry ingredients.

Raw papaya is cooked & then tossed with freshly ground roasted peanut and sesame seed powder. This dish is great khổng lồ serve with both rice & roti.

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About the recipe

I have to confess that I didn"t cook green papaya until I had my son, which was more than a decade ago. It is supposed khổng lồ be really healthy for nursing moms. So, upon my mom"s suggestion, I started cooking with it. It is now one of my favorite veggies to cook with.

Green papaya is a powerhouse of nutrients, especially carotenoids. It is also high in enzymes that help in breaking down protein, fats and carbs. It cleanses the colon and digestive tract.

If you are new lớn papaya, it tastes almost lượt thích bottle gourd or chayote squash. But it has a slightly softer texture. Raw papaya has a mild taste and takes on any flavor that you add to it. It is great to lớn eat raw in salads or cooked in a spicy gravy/ sauce.

They are generally available in most super markets in the US. Or look for them in Asian or Indian groceries.

This Andhra style green papaya curry is easy to make & needs just a few ingredients. Most of them are pantry staple items. Vị try this simple curry và I am sure you will enjoy it as much as my family.



For the details of the exact quantities of each ingredient and the danh mục of ingredients needed, kiểm tra the printable recipe card below.

Here are the ingredients you need to make this raw papaya curry or green pawpaw curry recipe:

Raw Papaya - look for firm one that is uniformly green and without any blotches or soft spots. Store it in a plastic bag in the fridge for up lớn 1 week.Raw peanutsSesame seedsDry grated coconutMustard và cumin seedsGreen chilies & curry leavesTurmeric, red chili powder


For the detailed instructions on how to make the recipe with exact timings, kiểm tra the printable recipe thẻ below.

Here is how khổng lồ make this Andhra style green papaya sabzi:

Start by making the peanut-sesame powder. In a small sauté pan, dry roast sesame seeds and peanuts until golden. Turn off the heat and địa chỉ cửa hàng dry grated coconut. Let the mixture cool slightly, then grind khổng lồ a coarse powder.

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Heat oil in a medium kích cỡ sauté pan on medium heat. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds & cook until the seeds splutter. địa chỉ curry leaves & green chilies and cook for 1 minute.

Stir in the chopped papaya, turmeric & salt. Cover và cook for 10~12 minutes or until papaya is fork tender.


Add the sesame-peanut powder khổng lồ the cooked papaya, set well & cook for another 3~4 minutes. Serve hot with rice and sambar.


Expert Tips

Pre-cooking papaya expedites the cooking process. Steam or microwave until fork tender và then địa chỉ to the curry, proceed as per the recipe.Boppayakayakura also tastes yummy sautéed with the same way with just some curry powder.Leftover green papaya curry can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the fridge.Sesame-peanut powder is great to use in curries with potlakaya (snake gourd), beerakaya (ridge gourd) or sorakaya(bottle gourd).Sesame-Chili powder: Dry roast ½ cup sesame seeds with 6 red chilies until they are slightly golden. Grind into smooth powder with little salt.

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