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Mango Papaya Shrikhand

7 Jan

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Mango Papaya Shrikhand.

Yogurt is hung to make it thick. Fresh mango and papaya are peeled and very finely chopped. They are then mixed with hung yogurt along with sugar. Serve mango papaya shrikand immediately.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Mango Papaya Shrikhand.

Ingredients:

Plain Yogurt 2 Cups
Fresh Ripe Mango 4 Tbsps (Chopped)
Fresh Ripe Papaya 4 Tbsps (Chopped)
Green Cardamom 1 Pod
Sliced Blanched Almonds 4 Tbsps
Sugar to Taste

Method of preparation:

Crush the cardamom pod and remove the seeds and grind the seeds into fine powder.
Peel and very finely chop the mango and papaya.

Tie plain yogurt in a clean muslin cloth and hang it in refrigerator (tie the ends of cloth to the rack) for 6 – 8 hours with a bowl underneath to collect the whey. Alternatively, hang it above the kitchen sink for couple of hours and then refrigerate for an hour or so.

Remove the thick yogurt onto a mixing bowl, stir in sugar.
Then stir in chopped mango, papaya, cardamom powder and sliced almonds.
Serve mango papaya shrikand immediately.
Notes: Make sure to make the yogurt thick before mixing the fruit.

Suggestions: Make sure to use full fat yogurt for better taste.
Variations: You can also add honey instead of sugar if you wish. Few tablespoons of mango juice can also be added if the yogurt is too thick.
Other Names: Mango Papaya Shrikhand.

Papaya Curry with Milk

12 Oct

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Raw papaya is peeled and chopped and pressure cooked till soft. It is then cooked with spices and milk. Serve papaya curry with milk with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Papaya Curry with Milk.

Ingredients:

Raw Papaya 1/2 of Small One
Milk 1/2 Cup
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

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:

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 on low flame, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped papaya, milk, 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 milk.
Serve papaya curry with milk with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure green papaya is cooked well.

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

Papaya Peanut Curry

8 Oct

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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.

Ingredients:

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

Talimpu:

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.

Papaya Soy Smoothie

3 Mar

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Papaya Soy Smoothie.

Fresh ripe papaya is peeled and chopped. It is then smoothly blended with soy milk. Honey or sugar is used to sweeten the smoothie. Serve papaya soy smoothie immediately or chilled.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Papaya Soy Smoothie.

Ingredients:

Papaya 2 Cups Chopped
Banana 1/2 of Small One
Soy Milk 2 Cups
Honey to Taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and chop papaya into cubes (around 2 Cups).
Finely chop couple of cubes of papaya for garnish.
Roughly chop the peeled banana.

Blend together papaya, banana, cold soy milk and honey smoothly using a blender.
Pour the papaya smoothie onto serving glasses.
Garnish with chopped papaya and honey.
Serve immediately.
Notes: Adjust the consistency of the papaya milkshake with water or soy milk.

Suggestions: Chill the papaya if desired or used crushed ice while blending.
Variations: You can flavor the smoothie with a pinch of green cardamom powder.
Other Names: Papaya Soy Smoothie.

Papaya Chayote Salad

3 Dec

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Papaya Chayote Salad.

Raw papaya and chayote are cleaned and julienned. They are then mixed with fresh lemon dressing and seasoned with salt and pepper. Serve papaya chayote salad immediately.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Papaya Chayote Salad.

Ingredients:

Raw Papaya 1/8 of Small One
Chayote 1/2 of Medium One
Tomato 1 Small
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Boiled Edamame Beans 2 Tbsps
Chaat Masala a Pinch
Black Pepper Powder to taste
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Peel and wash the green papaya and chayote.
Use a julienne peeler to thinly shred the papaya and chayote (around 2 cups).
Wash and finely slice the tomato.
Peel the garlic cloves.
Remove stems and wash the green chiles.
Wash and tear the cilantro leaves.

In a mixing bowl, add lemon juice, green chile, black pepper powder, chaat masala and salt.
Lightly crush everything and stir in julienned papaya, chayote, tomato slices, edamame, green chiles and cilantro.
Set aside for couple of minutes for flavors to develop.
Serve papaya chayote salad immediately.
Notes: Make sure to grate the papaya and chayote on thick side of grater if you don’t have a julienne peeler.

Suggestions: Make sure not to leave the salad aside for long time once its seasoned especially if the vegetables are grated.
Variations: You can also add thinly sliced red onion if you wish. Use boiled green peas in place of edamame (fresh young soy beans).
Other Names: Papaya Chayote Salad.