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
Salt
Oil
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 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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38 comments:

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Coool. Looks wonderful and simple

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

hmm healthy and yummy kootu..

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

interesting n healthy kootu!!perfect with rice!

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

looks very nice priya..yum

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious combination .. looks very tempting !!
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Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

New combo & a delicious kootu!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Mehjabeen Arif said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ushnish Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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 use..it is a flavor spoiler for me. :-)
Have a nice day

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

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

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

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

Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

I never cooked wih papaya and the kootu iis mouthwatering!

Simply Life said... Reply To This Comment

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

Cooks said... Reply To This Comment

Never used papaya with dal before. Kootu looks delicious.

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathima Shivraj said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy kootu, looks delicous & mouth watering.

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mom Chef said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rumana Rawat said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy looking dish:)

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and simple kootu!

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

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

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Pappaya kootu looks awesome. Love them.

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo for the kootu priya- really good one

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

just love it...healthy version..
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SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

simple and delicious dal !!

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

Nice one..Love the combination..

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious looking combination of flavours haven't had like this

SouthIndianHome said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful and delicious curry with Raw papaya.You are coming up with curries with rare combinations.Love it
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S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

ரொம்ப பிடிச்சிருக்கு,சூப்பர்ர் கூட்டு!!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting addition of oats and flaxseeds there, Priya.

tej :o) said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)