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
Salt
Oil

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..

32 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

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

PT said... Reply To This Comment

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

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

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

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very interesting.. nice!
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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious, I would add some urad dal next time I make dal..

Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy kootu.

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Anshu Bhatnagar said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

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

faseela said... Reply To This Comment

so tempting n yummy kooottu..

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Complete healthy recipe...

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy..will try ..

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Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

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

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious..

R.Punitha said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya ,

Raw papaya koottu looks nice

and neat presentation Priya !!!

Keep it up:)

bhavna said... Reply To This Comment

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

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative kootu :)
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Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Kootu looks very delicious!!

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Apu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said... Reply To This Comment

God one. I never tried kootu with urad dal!

simran said... Reply To This Comment

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

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

Te kootu looks so tempting. Slurp!! ;)

Priyas Feast said... Reply To This Comment

Never Tried Raw papaya in kootu...

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

super kootu...

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and new combo

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

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

Alpana said... Reply To This Comment

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

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

Unique kootu recipe priya.love it.

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ashi said... Reply To This Comment

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!