Papaya Kichadi / Omakka Kichadi

Papaya kichadi

Papaya / kappalanga Kichadi

Ingredients (Serves 4)

1. Papaya – 1/2 small, peeled, seeded and grated

Green chilly – 1 – 2

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Salt – To taste

Water – 1/4 cup

2. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp, crushed

4. Yoghurt – 1/2 – 3/4 cup

5. Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

Pearl onion – 1, thinly sliced


1. Grind the grated coconut and cumin seeds to a fine paste. Add the crushed mustard seeds and mix well.

2. Cook the ingredients numbered 1 for about 6 – 8 minutes until done. Add ground coconut mixture and cook for a few minutes.

3. Heat coconut oil at medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chilies, curry leaves and pearl onions. Fry until onion turns brown. Pour over the kichadi. Add yoghurt and mix well. Taste-check for salt. Set aside for 30 minutes for the flavors to set. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Papaya kichadi

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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