Stir Fried Papaya – Kppanga Ularthu Mezhukkupuratti

2012-11-30
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  • Yield : 250gm
  • Servings : 3nos
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

Stir Fried Papaya

The papaya, is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. Papayas can be used as a food, a cooking aid, and in traditional medicine. The stem and bark may be used in rope production.

Papaya is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion, particularly it breaks down the proteins from the food we eat into amino acids. Because of its high antioxidant content, papaya can prevent cholesterol oxidation and can be use in a preventative treatments against atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks and diabetic heart disease.

Papaya can be use also externally as a treatment for skin wounds that don’t heal quickly, for this you can use papaya peel or ointments made out of papaya.

Papaya Stir Fry (Kapplanga ularthu/Mezhukkupuratti)  is very simple to prepare and it is very delicious too. It is a very healthy recipe that can be  added to vegetarian meals. Here, it is such a simple and tasty homemade recipe that can be easily prepared in a very short time and I am sure your family will love this recipe.

Try to make this healthy recipe at your kitchen and serve it with rice.

Ingredients

  • Raw Green Papaya - 250 gm (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Dry Red chillies - 5 nos (crushed)
  • Shallots - 4 nos (crushed)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 2 strings
  • Salt to taste
  • Water - 2 cupsa

Method

Step 1

Clean and cut the the papaya into small pieces.

Step 2

Heat a pan add papaya pieces, turmeric powder, salt and water for about 5 minutes till the water is absorbed and the pieces are cooked..

Step 3

Heat coconut oil in a pan, splutter the mustard seeds. Add the crushed shallots, red chillies and curry leaves. Saute for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add cooked papaya pieces and mix well and cook for 5 minutes in a low flame and toss the pieces gently allowing the oil to coat all over and the pieces are glossy.

Step 5

The papaya ularthu or stir fried papaya is ready to be served.

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