This Peppery Green Papaya Curry adds color and a different taste to
your regular meals. Green or raw papaya is popular in South India, and
is used to make a variety of savory dishes. This easy vegetarian/vegan
recipe uses a slightly ripe papaya and makes a great side for plain
Heat a small pan and roast the rice and pepper corn
until the rice becomes fluffy and lightly brown. When cool, grind into
a coarse powder in a spice grinder.
Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the urad dal
and mustard seeds and fry until the dal is almost golden and the
mustard starts to pop. Add the red chilli and curry leaves and fry for
a few seconds.
Add the green papaya, along with turmeric and salt.
Stir well, sprinkle a little water, and cover and cook for 4-5 minutes
on medium-high heat until almost tender. Stir occasionally.
Sprinkle the rice and pepper corn powder and red
chilli powder, and saute for 2 minutes.
Garnish the peppery green papaya curry with cilantro.
Serve the peppery green papaya curry with a dash of
lime juice with plain rice.