Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Raw/Green Papaya And Red Bean Curry

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Inspired by this recipe, I set out to make this curry and I have been frequently making this since last year with different types of lentils and beans. A wonderful curry with unusual combo of raw papaya fruit and lentil.
  • 1/2 Cup Red Bean, soaked for 3-4 hours
  • 1 Raw/Green Papaya
  • 2-3 Tbsp Chopped Red Onions
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tsp Split Hulled Black Bean/ Urad dhal
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Olive Oil for Cooking
  • Salt, as needed
For Grinding:
  • 2-3 Dry Red Chilies
  • 1/2 Tsp Peppercorns
  • 2 Green Chili
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Balls of Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Stalk Curry Leaf, Optional

  • Pressure cook the red bean with little water and salt until it is well-cooked and soft but not mushy. 
  • Peel the raw/green papaya and cut it into small bite-size pieces.
  • In a pan, add 3-4 tbsp Olive oil and temper the mustard seeds, urad dhal and cumin seeds. Add the chopped onions and saute till translucent.
  • Now add the cut papaya and 1/2 cup water. Lower the flame to medium and cook the papaya for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the cooked red beans and add it to the pan.
  • Grind to a coarse thick paste all the ingredients under "For Grinding"
  • Add it to the pan and stir ti incorporate. Add more water, salt and check for taste. 
  • Lid the pan and cook for 5 more minutes until all the water evaporates.
  • This delicious and nutritious curry tastes great with Sambhar or Rasam Rice.

Other Dry Curries:
Bengali Chachodi
Gherkin Fry
Beet Curry
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  1. Quite interesting!!!Never cooked raw papaya ....

  2. Very healthy and delicious combination.. lovely clicks too !!
    Indian Cuisine

  3. That really looks wonderful CL..never combined those beans with anything else..should try sometime..

  4. a new combo..something I would never think of!..looks great!!

  5. now that is one super healthy dish packed with the beautiful clicks.

  6. Wat an interesting combo, seriously never thought of this combo in curry.. Excellent and delicious.

  7. never heard of this combination...the picture is amazing


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