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Papaya Peanut Curry

8 Oct

Papaya Peanut Curry.

Raw papaya is peeled and chopped and pressure cooked till soft. It is then briefly cooked with spices and finished with ground peanut powder. Serve papaya peanut curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Papaya Peanut Curry.


Raw Papaya 1/2 of Small One.
Roasted Peanuts 4 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Grind the peanuts into somewhat coarse powder using a spice grinder.
Peel, wash and chop the raw papaya into small pieces (around 2 Cups).

In a vessel, add chopped papaya, few splashes of water and a pinch of salt.
Pressure cook the chopped papaya for 3 whistles and remove from heat.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped papaya, turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.
Cook covered if necessary to make the papaya soft.
Uncover, fry on medium high flame to evaporate any excess moisture.
Stir in ground peanut powder and remove from heat.
Serve papaya peanut curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure papaya is cooked well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: Check other recipes with papaya here.
Other Names: Papaya Peanut Curry.