Friday, August 30, 2013

Kancha peper beson diye tarkari.......Raw green papaya with gram flour sabzi

This "sabzi" is the reason I started eating raw papaya.It is not a bengali way of cooking,it's what a "marwari" friend of mine used to bring for lunch.This sabzi is super awesome...try it.
Raw papaya -2 cups (peeled,seeded and cubed)
Ghee-1 tablespoon
Asafotida-2 squirts
Cumin powder-1 teaspoon
Green chilies-2 chopped
Turmeric -1/2 teaspoon
Dry Mango powder/Amchur-1 teaspoon
Gram flour/Besan-1/2 cup
Oil-2 tablespoons
Salt-to taste

First pressure cook the raw papaya for 1 whistle with about 1/2 cup water. It should be just al dente,a little raw is fine but definitely not overcooked.Now on medium heat put a pan and add the ghee.Put 2 squirts of asafotida and the green chilies.Fry the green chilies for about 30 secs or so. Now add the boiled papayas.Add the turmeric and cumin powder and season with some salt.Now let the water in the papaya dry out a bit.Once the water has evaporated add the gram flour and let the gram flour cover the papaya pieces and let the gram flour roast and fry.Now add the 2 tablespoons of oil to help the frying of the gram flour.It will take about 4-5 mins.Now add the amchur powder and mix in well.Season according to your taste and serve hot with parathas or rotis. Delicious!!!
The snap is from my cell camera so it's not that great but this recipe is!!!Enjoy.

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