Monday, 3 February 2014

Papaya Thoran - 150th Post

Yippeee 150th Post!!!!!!!!!! Another Landmark...

I changed the Look and Feel of my blog. First thing - the earlier view was not much appealing for me. Wanted to do it for sometime now.... So finally here it is.... Hope my viewers like it...

Most of the people would have enjoyed papaya as a fruit rather than a vegetable. But in our place we consume it as a fruit as well as a vegetable. This is an amazing fruit which has lot of very good properties like it protects against heart disease, has powerful anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and A, protects against Rheumatoid Arthritis etc.... Also if teamed up with green tea - papaya prevents prostate cancer. So is there a reason to avoid this? I would actually vote for consuming it daily.

I have already shared the recipe of making a dal gravy with raw papaya - papaya parippu curry. Here's a recipe for a side dish which goes with rice and any curry. Raw papaya doesn't have much taste. So we need to add coconut and some other spices to bring in some taste. Though the clicks looks like cabbage - believe me it is papaya :-)


Raw Papaya - 1/2 - 350 grams
Coconut - 3 tablespoons - 30 grams
Shallots - 5 - 15 grams
cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon - 4 grams
Red Chilly - 2 Nos - 7 grams
Oil - 1 teaspoon - 5 grams
Mustard - 1 teaspoon - 5 grams
Salt - to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few


  • Peel the skin of the papaya cleanly. The skin has a bitter taste so be careful to remove the skin completely. Also remove the seeds and a white lining along with the seeds.
  • Wash the papaya and grate it with a grater lengthwise. Finely chop the shallots.
  • Heat a kadai. Pour Oil. Add mustard seeds. Once mustard splutters, add the finely chopped shallots and the curry leaves. Stir for about a minute.
  • Add the grated papaya, salt and mustard powder. Sprinkle little water. Mix well and close.
  • Meanwhile grind the coconut, cumin seeds and red chillies without adding water. Just use the whiper.
  • Add the ground coconut to the papaya. Mix well and heat it for another 2 minutes.

Papaya thoran is ready!!! Enjoy it with Rice and Sambar/Rasam.

Since we have grated papaya , it will get cooked very fast. Sprinkling water is enough - we need not pour water.
We can also add garlic to this.

Linking this recipe to the event South-Indian Cooking conducted by anuzhealthykitchen and hosted by nandooskitchen.

Linking this recipe to the Walk Through Memory Lane event - hosted by Motions and Emotions and conducted by gayathriscookspot


  1. Healthy thoran. looks delicious

  2. healty delicious thoran. Would try it next time I get papaya

  3. healthy yummy thoran...congrats on your 150th post

  4. Wow! I also made papaya thoran yde and was planning to post it. Sweet people think alike:) Congrats on ur 150th post.

    1. Wow Deepa.... thats so nice.. would love to hear your version..

  5. Adiploi... new look of your blog.....and pappaya thoran looks tempting.. i love the mild sweetness of the pappaya