Papaya / Omakka Aviyal

Ingredients (Serves 4 – 5)

  1. Papaya – 2.5 cups, thinly sliced
  2. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
    Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
    Green chilly – 1, slit
    Salt – As required
    Curry leaves – A few
    Water – 1/2 – 3/4 cup or as required
  3. Tamarind – Small goose berry sized soaked in 2 tbsp hot water and squeezed to get the juice (It can be replaced with 2 tbsp sour yoghurt)
  4. Grated coconut – 1 – 1.25 cup or as required
    Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
    Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
    Green chilies – 3 – 4
  5. Coconut oil – 1.5 tbsp
    Curry leaves – A few
  6. Salt – To taste

Method

  1. Crush grated coconut adding turmeric powder, cumin seeds and green chilies. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Cook papaya adding ingredients numbered 2. Cook covered for 10 – 15 minutes till papaya is completely cooked and water is mostly evaporated. Add tamarind juice and cook for 1 – 2 minutes. Next add crushed coconut. Cover and cook for 1 – 2 minutes over low flame. Mix gently. Cook for a minute. Taste-check for salt. Switch off the flame. Add coconut oil and a few curry leaves. Let rest for 10 minutes. Mix gently and serve with rice and other side-dishes.

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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