Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Raw Papaya Thoran

Raw papaya  – 1 very medium size chopped in cubes                                                                                    Fresh grated coconut – about 4 tbsp                                                                                                        Green chillies – 4 or 5 depending on your spice level                                                                                     Cumin – a pinch                                                                                                                                          Garlic – 2 pcs.                                                                                                                                            Turmeric – ¼  tsp                                                                                                                                     Curry leaves – 2 sprigs                                                                                                                             Urud dal – 1 tsp                                                                                                                                       Mustard – ½  tsp                                                                                                                                        Salt to taste                                                                                                                                       Coconut/cooking oil – 2 tbsp

Use a mixie and just crush the coconut, garlic, green chillies, cumin and keep it aside
Use a kadai add the oil when its hot  throw in  the mustard and when it splutters add in the urud dal, when it turns brown add the crushed coconut  ingredients and sauté for a minute.
Now add the chopped raw papaya pieces, turmeric and salt. Close it with a lid and cook in very low flame until the cabbage is cooked well, you can sprinkle some water here and there so that it does not get burnt.



  1. thats nice attempt ....never tried raw papaya in this way of cooking...this looks very easy and tasty with coconut addiction

  2. Delicious thoran dear..
    happy to follow u,wud be glad if u can follow back :)

  3. The thoran looks really good. Have never used raw pappaya for food!

  4. I do dal with raw papaya,but never tried as thoran, cant wait to give a try.

  5. When I think of raw papaya, I never go beyond thai salad :) This looks very healthy and simple to make!

  6. Delicious thoran I too make sometime.

  7. Thank you all for the lovely comments.


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