Friday, June 22, 2012

Raw Papaya & Urad Dal Kootu

We get rarely raw papaya here in Indian grocery and i never failed to pick them. As usual back home,i'll wash and peel them,then chop them as medium sized cubes and freeze them for further use. Its quite precious for us here even its a simple vegetable you guys get very easily in India. Thanks to the one who invented freezer else we couldnt add them atleast once a while those rare Indian veggies for us in our diet. Last week,i felt somewat lazy to cook some dals for our lunch, finally i prepare this quick and fingerlicking healthy kootu through pressure cooker within few minutes. Both raw papaya and urad dal together works out wonder and this kootu suits super prefect with hot steaming rice as well as with dosas or idlis.

I combined both urad dal and moongdal for making this kootu,you can skip completely the urad dal in this dish but somehow since ever i tried making dals with urad dal with other dals i got hooked  completely to them. I couldnt stop myself adding dehusked urad dals in my recent dals based gravies.Sending this fingerlicking kootu to my own event CWS-Black Gram guest hosted by Shri.

1/4cup Urad dal (deskinned & split)
1/4cup Yellow Moongdal
2cups Raw papaya (chopped)
1no Onion(chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
2nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves

To roast & grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
3tbsp Dessicated coconut

Roast and grind all the ingredients given under the list 'to roast & grind' as fine powder.

Meanwhile pressure cook the urad dal,moong dal,chopped raw papaya with turmeric powder and salt with enough water upto 3 hisses..keep aside until the steam gets released

Heat enough oil, lets splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,asafoetida powder, fry the red chillies until brown, now add the onions,chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies,curry leaves and saute until the veggies gets well cooked.

Add the cooked dal-raw papaya mixture,already prepared spice powder to the cooking veggies,cook everything for few minutes,put off the stove..

Serve hot with papads along with rice or simply with dosas..


  1. Hv not tried kootu with urad dhal.. i shd try it yumm n lovely color..

  2. i like raw papaya sabji.. this one sounds interesting..

  3. nice..never tried raw papaya..sounds yumm..

  4. very interesting.. nice!
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  5. Looks delicious, I would add some urad dal next time I make dal..

  6. hai Priya.. i was off from blogging for 1month.. had gone for vecation to kerala..when i saw ur comment on my blog post "chettinad chicken curry", i just clicked to ur name to visit ur space. when i entered i saw its a new blog buddy bt when i read ur post, i felt this language is familiar...

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  7. Nice recipe...Raw Banana with lentils seems to be an interesting combination....

  8. Nice kootu.. never tried cooking with raw papaya..even here we don't get it easily..

  9. so tempting n yummy kooottu..

  10. Same here we never get raw papaya, and i love them in curries and thoran too , this curry looks so good.

  11. simple and very inviting..we use raw papaya in mead dishes as it acts as a tenderizer..

  12. Hi Priya ,

    Raw papaya koottu looks nice

    and neat presentation Priya !!!

    Keep it up:)

  13. i never tried papaya in curry....i'll
    try... your looks so delicious...

  14. Innovative kootu :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. Healthy option for using papayya in kootu....nice delicious recipe.

  16. Dal looks simply amazing!! We rarely get raw papaya round here.

  17. God one. I never tried kootu with urad dal!

  18. i love the way you work with vegetables...or rather fruit.....superb recipes from your kitchen.

  19. Te kootu looks so tempting. Slurp!! ;)

  20. Never Tried Raw papaya in kootu...

  21. Priya doesn't urad dal make sticky? Never tried urad dal more with veggies. your kootu looks yum and tempting

  22. This looks so pretty & delish......yum

  23. Unique kootu recipe it.

  24. This kootu looks absolutely delicious and can imagine the yummy flavor.I love raw papaya so so much.

  25. I tried it as per your recipe (including the udud dal) and it's simple delicious!!! Thank you very much for a very good recipe. The best part is that this is the first time I am making a dish with Raw Pappaya!
    Excellent recipe! Highly recommending it! Cheers!


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