As i told earlier during my stay in India, i couldnt resist cook for myself with the sesaonal vegetables and fruits easily available in markets. One among those dish is this Pappali Kootu kari, actually i picked this recipe from Aarthi's space which i bookmarked long back. This recipe is Aarthi's mom's special and trust me this dish came out extremely delicious. When i was in India, it was a peak season of papaya and my neighbour gave me both the raw and ripen papayas, i couldnt stay away from the ripen one and enjoyed it thoroughly as juice and salad, while the raw one i kept aside to cook some spicy dishes out of them. But blame the weather, that raw papaya have turned into bit ripen still raw, i immediately prepared Aarthi's mom's Kootu kari which i have already bookmarked.
This dish came out simply flavourful, since this kootu asks for a coconut-cumin seed paste,needless to say how delicious this dal based gravy tastes. Fingerlicking kootu definitely, if you get slightly ripen papaya then dont forget to give a try to this very mildly sweetened kootu, am sure you will definitely love this dish. When served hot with papads and rice, you will enjoy thoroughly this beautiful dish without any fuss.Easy to make, this dish goes for simple preparation as well. This post is going to this week's blogging marathon, as am running Bookmarked recipes as theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#60.
3cups Raw Papaya (slightly ripen & cubed)
1cup Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1tsp Mustard seeds
1/2cup Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Dry Red Chillies
Pressure cook the channadal with turmeric powder.
Once the steam gets released,add in cubed papaya,salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 10 minutes or till the papaya is cooked.
Now take the coconut, cumin seeds and dry red chillies in a mixer and make into a paste by adding enough water.
Now add the paste into the papaya mixture and mix well. Cook it for few minutes.
Lets splutters the mustard, cumin seeds,asafoetida powder and curry leaves in oil, and this seasoning to the boiling papaya-dal mixture, mix well
Serve with rice.