Green Papaya Subzi (Palya)

This is a simple subzi made from Green Papaya. Other than eating the ripe papaya, I did not know that you can do variety of dishes using the unripe green papaya. I came to know about this thru my hubby's friend. He used to cook everything possible from dosas, varieties of chutneys, desserts etc..This is one of the dishes..When I got this recipe, I immediately tried this subzi and the taste was amazing...It is very simple and healthy too. I served this with instant dosa.
Ingredients: Green Papaya - 1 Urad Dhal - 1 tsp Mustard Seeds – ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp Red Chilies – 2 Curry Leaves Chili Powder – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp Jaggery - 1 tsp Coriander Leaves – 1 Tb spoon Oil – 1 – 2 Tb spoon Salt Method:
  • Remove the outer skin and cut papaya into small squares.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, jeera. When it splutters, add urad dhal, split red chilies and curry leaves.
  • When urad dhal has turned brown, add papaya pieces.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric, jaggery and salt to it.
  • Mix well, cover and allow it to cook on low flame without adding water.
  • Cook until done.

  • Serve hot with Chapati or as a side with hot rice and dhal.

I would like to send my Green Papaya Subzi to FIC - Orange hosted by Aparna started by Harini.

PS: People who are trying to conceive or who are in their first tri-semesters, please avoid eating papaya, as they say it heats your body and plays a big hand in abortion. Avoid both raw and ripe papaya.

37 comments:

Deepa Hari said...

Papaya subzi looks lovely Ash...my mom would make it...like the addition of jaggery...i am sure it would have tasted great.

sowmya said...

good one..neevr tried cookinh with papaya..this one looks delciuious..

jayasri said...

hi, I too make this palya, but not so often because even though it is very good for health my mom told me that it produces lot of heat in the body Kaayi papaya is not good for people who want to conceive & it will help in abortion. I do not know how far it is true!!, you need have to publish this comment if u want, I felt like telling you.It is just an exchange of thoughts.

Priya said...

Palya looks gorgeous...

Smitha said...

Looks lovely..Me not familiar with raw papaya either... I remember as a kid my grandma used to feed us slightly raw papaya to get rid of worms in the stomach :) ... may be that is the reason why the vegetable rather puts me off!

Ashwini said...

Thank You Jayasri for reminding me, I had completely forgotten about it. You saved me ..

Swapna Pravin said...

Looks delicious. Papaya r really healthy & good way to serve.

Vibaas said...

that looks delicious Ashwini. this is knew to me too :)

Madhu said...

Looks really delicoius Ashwini, I have heard about it never tasted them. Nice pics.

Maya said...

Wow, that looks really tasty and easy to prepare Ashwini! We use raw papaya in gravy based curries, but had never tasted something like this. I will try it sometime, thanx for the recipe!

Uj said...

Looks yummy dear.. I have tasted raw papaya in salads.. this looks good

LG said...

Palya chennagi ide Ashwini. I have never tried my hands on raw papaya, have to buy it now!

vidhas said...

Papaya subzi looks nice. I don't like ripe papaya even though i know about the goodness of the fruit. Let me adopt this and include in m,y menu. Something is waiting for you in my blog.

Yasmeen said...

Nice warming subzi for cold winters:)

Asha said...

Where did you get the green papaya? I love this, my mom used to make palya and I miss it so much. Wonderful dish Ashwini, YUMMY! :)

sagari said...

curry looks beautiful aswhini

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Ashwini said...

Thank You everybody for taking time and leaving your valuable comments.

Asha : I bought it from Indian store. I have not seen in any American stores.

Uma said...

I never made anything with papaya! the curry looks so rich and mouth-watering.

Archy said...

Papaya palya looks gud Ashwini.. My aunty used to cook a lot of this.. has jayashri told, occasionally we can take this raw papaya:)!!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Never knew that we could make palya with raw papaya..Great one:)

Janaki Gopikrishna said...

will try and make this recipe soon. there are loads of papayas available in the market... the dish looks simply amazing and very easy to make.

Janaki Gopikrishna said...

this recipe deserves a simple recipe cooking award...

DEESHA said...

I havent tried raw papaya .. looks very delicious

Paru ... said...

Ashwini..Excellent subzi..Try madtini..

Usha said...

Subzi looks yum, lovely color...never tried cooking with raw papaya before, will give it a try !

Sushma said...

even I prepare raw papaya palya, but now being in a tropical country, I avoid it, as it produces a lot of heat in the body.
Palya is looking yum

Shama Nagarajan said...

different lovely one

Archy said...

Hey, award waiting for u.. do pick it :)!!

Priti said...

What a wonderful pic...loos so vibrant...

Purva Desai said...

Papaya sabji looks vibrant and yummy thanks for dropping by

Archy said...

Sorry for the inconvenience.. I have removed the block you can copy the award now.. Sorry !!

srikars kitchen said...

Looks yummy & delicious.. nice entry.. nice & innovative blog.. added u my blog list..

Rajee said...

Looks so lovely but never tried it.

Aparna said...

Looks delicious. We love papaya , both raw and ripe but papaya in dosas and dessert is new to me.
Thanks for joining FIC Orange.

Ankita said...

Papaya as subzi great idea.Looks delicious and perfect.

Abhimanyu Veer said...

Could you specify how much of channa dal to add? 1 tbsp or g1 tsp.