Saturday, May 21, 2011

Raw Papaya & Methi Kootu

It has been ages i prepared dishes with raw papaya, last weekend i got a wonderful opportunity to pick some fresh raw papaya from Indian grocery...Back home, i peeled their skin and freezed some papaya chunks in freezer for further uses, also i prepared this super quick,healthy and easy breezy kootu with raw papaya and methi leaves, we enjoyed this thick and delicious kootu with hot steaming rice and spicy potato roast...I prepared this healthy kootu with a wonderful spicy powder using some flax seeds and oats with usual spices, which turned out this yummy kootu more healthier and i completely skipped the coconut which i usually add in most of my kootu recipes...I prepared this healthy kootu through pressure cooker which helped a lot for quick cooking and this dish gets ready in less than 20minutes, a quick and healthy kootu to enjoy without any guilt...Sending to CWF-Toordal guest hosted by Suma,event by Kiran..

Raw Papaya &Methi Kootu

1/2cup Toordal
1/4cup Channadal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tsp Ginger (grated)
2cups Raw papaya (chopped)
1/4cup Methi leaves (frozen)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves

To roast & grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
4nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tbsp Toordal
1tsp Flax seeds
2tbsp Rolled oats

Dry roast all the spices, rolled oats one by one and grind as fine powder,keep aside..Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker,add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,grated ginger,saute everything until the veggies get well cooked..Meanwhile wash the toordal,channadal together and keep aside..

Add the chopped raw papaya to the cooking veggies, saute until the veggies gets partially cooked, add the methi leaves and cook for few add the washed dals with turmeric powder and salt,add enough water and cook for three whistles..

Once the steam get released, add enough freshly grounded spice powder to the cooked veggies-dal mixture, bring everything to boil..Meanwhile heat enough oil in a pan, fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,dry red chillies,curry leaves until they turns brown, add this tempered spices to cooked kootu and put off the stove..

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  1. I am in search of raw papayas every where I go.Here they only bring ripe ones.At home we had several plants and papayas being wasted often.Now I long to get one.What a tragedy ?
    Papaya Kootu looks terrifically awesome.I am sure this is such a yummy flavour..miss it.

  2. Coool. Looks wonderful and simple

  3. hmm healthy and yummy kootu..

  4. interesting n healthy kootu!!perfect with rice!

  5. Healthy and delicious combination .. looks very tempting !!
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  6. New combo & a delicious kootu!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. hmm.. I could smell the flavors.. Nice curry..

  8. Dear Priya
    It is a great recipe. I love papaya. I will use your recipe which is different from the Bong one. But permit me to excuse the methi which will not is a flavor spoiler for me. :-)
    Have a nice day

  9. A very Unusual combo indeed, I must try this too.

  10. You know what? I have never cooked anything out of raw papaya. This kootu of yours looks very tempting. I am book marking this :)

  11. raw papaya is a healthy one..this is so good..will try soon

  12. yummy kootu priya :P raw papaya is rarely used in sambars and kootus..thanks for the idea

  13. I never cooked wih papaya and the kootu iis mouthwatering!

  14. oh I'm sure the papaya adds such a wonderful flavor!

  15. Never used papaya with dal before. Kootu looks delicious.

  16. This is a very good idea ..kootu with papaya!! I am so making it next time I get papaya home!!

  17. This sounds like a wonderful dish. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  18. I love papaya kootu, but unfortunately we don't get it here. Looks delicious.

  19. Healthy kootu, looks delicous & mouth watering.

  20. Kootu looks delicious and tasty.Healthy recipe....

  21. Very unusual combo Priya ! Flax seeds usage in a kootu is awesome !

  22. Nice combination Priya. Love the combination of dals and methi. Have never tried raw papaya though. Nice recipe.


  23. hey dat look superb dear....worth a try

  24. that looks super tempting! I too love using raw and ripe papayas - made one last week :)

  25. Pappaya kootu looks awesome. Love them.

  26. nice combo for the kootu priya- really good one

  27. Nice one..Love the combination..

  28. thats a nice mix of ingredients for the kootu!...yummy one!

  29. delicious looking combination of flavours haven't had like this

  30. Wonderful and delicious curry with Raw papaya.You are coming up with curries with rare combinations.Love it
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  31. ரொம்ப பிடிச்சிருக்கு,சூப்பர்ர் கூட்டு!!

  32. Very interesting addition of oats and flaxseeds there, Priya.

  33. This is an excellent recipe. I tried it and was awesome!
    I did make some variations though-
    -instead of raw papaya, I used long squash/opo squash/sorekayi
    -For the powder
    -urad dal instead of toor dal
    -raw watermelon seeds instead of rolled oats

    The very smell of the kooTu was so mouthwatering! We will be making it again and again :)


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