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..
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
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 seconds...now 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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