Young green Papaya rasam
 
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Recipe type: Main Course
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups - diced unripe green papaya
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4-5 red or green chilies - optional
  • 1½" round tamarind
  • Oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp andhra black mustard seeds
  • 5-8 curry leaves
  • ¼th tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp - ground coriander powder
  • ¼th - ½ tsp methi (fenugreek) powder
  • 1 tsp - chili powder
  • Pink Himalayan or sea salt
  • Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Soak tamarind in water.
  2. Dice papaya into ½ inch squares
  3. Heat oil in a pot.
  4. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds. Then chilies if using.
  5. Now add onion, papaya. Fry for 2 mins. Stir. Add curry leaves and turmeric powder. Stir Well.
  6. Squeeze tamarind a few times. Squeeze well and discard pulp.
  7. Add tamarind juice and water to the pot.
  8. Simmer. Cook for 8-10 mins.
  9. Add salt, chili powder if using and coriander powder.
  10. Cook for another 5 mins or till papaya pieces are cooked.
  11. Add methi powder. Stir well and turn off the stove.
  12. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Recipe by Ujwala's Delicacies at http://www.ujwalasdelicacies.com/young-green-papaya-rasam/