Sunday, November 22, 2009

Papaya Thoran

Papaya is commonly used  fruit in india...We can use this papaya for making thoran or we can have it as a fruit.I always miss my mom's papaya thoran.Its highly recommended that Pregnant woman should avoid this fruit ..

Today i thought of preparing this dish..We haven't had this for long time so for a variety i thought of adding this in our today's menu..If u like to prepare the thoran do not take the whole papaya take a half portion and rest keep can use it within a week or two..

Today i am going to share all of  my friends about this papaya thoran/poriyal recipe.This papaya is available in almost all the grocery shop...
Cost of the item -$1.50/one papaya
Cooking time -15-20 minutes


Papaya : 1/2 portion
Coconut -1/2 cup
Garlic -1 clove
Green chili - 1number
Fennel seed - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste

For seasoning:
Mustard Seed - 1 tsp
Red chili - 1 number
Curry leaves - 3 leaves

Step 1: Grate the papaya by using the grater or chopper

Step 2 : Cook the grated papaya with  turmeric powder salt and 2-3 tbs of water for about 5-10 minute in low heat..Check whether its cooked or not,otherwise cook for an extra 5 minute


 Step 3 : Heat a pan put the oil once it get heated add the mustard seed ,once it started spluttering add red chili and curry leaves.


Step4: Add the cooked  papaya into the seasoned oil...stir well.


Step5: Make a coarse paste  of garlic fennel seed,add these with the grated coconut.
Step6:Stir well and close the pan and let it cook for almost 5 minute in medium heat...

Step 7: Now your Papaya thoran is ready to serve....

Points to ponder
  • Do not cut the papaya into large pieces it will take more time to cook...
  • Do not add excess water for boiling....
  • If u like to add cumin seed you can add little bit of it.

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