Green Papaya Dal

26 Feb

Pacchi Boppaya Pappu


Raw / Green Papaya 1/2 of small one
Toor Dal 1 1/2 cups
Green Chiles 3
Tamarind 1/2 inch sized ball
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 4
Curry Leaves 8
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal under water thoroughly and pressure cook in 3 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Wash, peel, remove ends,halve, remove seeds and chop green papaya into small pieces.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.

In a sauce pot, add a cup of water, green chiles, chopped green papaya, tamarind, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered on medium flame until green papaya pieces turn soft.
Uncover and add cooked toor dal along with half a cup of water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add this tempering / talimpu to above dal pot.
Let it boil for a minutes and then serve green papaya dal hot with steamed rice or roti.

Notes: Make sure green papaya is thoroughly cooked before adding toor dal.

3 Responses to “Green Papaya Dal”

  1. madhuri February 26, 2009 at 9:33 am #

    I JUST CAME to know of your site through a friend of mine.I loved the flcker pics………. I always hated papaya..esp ripen ones and the smell..I guess this is a good recipe for me to try as it has good nutrients… esp for skin…. 🙂 Im a new entry here and I would definitely try ur recipes and give comments.Thanks Raji

  2. chandra February 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    interesting. I’ll certainly try this. Thanks for your good effort.

  3. jayalal rohana August 19, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    I love this recipe.

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