Sunday, September 9, 2007

Papaya (raw) Paal Kootu

Papaya raw - 1small
Milk - 250ml
Thur Dhal - 1/4cup
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Coconut - 1/4cup
Green chilli - 1no
Dry red chilli - 3nos.
Jeera - 1tsp
Curry leaves - 6nos.
Rice flour - 1tsp
Mustard - 1tsp
Urad dhal - 1tsp
Bengalgram dhal - 1tsp
Oil - little
Salt - to taste

1. Cook thur dhal with little tumeric added to it.
2. Peel and dice papaya into cubes. Add a pinch of salt and boil it. Once cooked set aside.
3. Grind coconut, jeera, green and red chilli with little milk or water.
4. In a heavy bottom vessel, add the cooked papaya, milk, cooked dhal, grinded mixture, curry leaves and salt to taste. Mix rice flour with little water and pour this mixture also to the papaya-milk mixture. Allow it to boil. Mix thoroughly. After few bubbles switch off the flame.
5. Take a small pan and add oil, once heated add mustard seeds, urad dhal, bengalgram dhal and once they are golden brown add it to papaya-milk mixture.

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