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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Raw Papaya-Black eyed Peas Thoran(Stir fry)

Raw papaya was one of my childhood favorite and in variably many other vegetables too.I used to love the raw crunchy ones and have sliced ones just like that.And mummy used to peel and cut raw papaya for thoran(stir fry) and I used to grab these thin slices and have it from that.But after coming here,I had not seen the raw papaya until recently I hooked one at the stores.The perfect combo with this is the red chori peas/red cow peas (vanpayar),but I didn't have that and so used black eyed peas.This makes a very filling stir fry with rice.Hope u'll make & enjoy with rice!!


Ingredients
Raw papaya 1 small
black eyed peas 1 cup cooked(refer notes)
grated coconut 1/2 cup
onion 1 small chopped
green chillies 3-4
ginger chopped 1" piece
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
salt
oil 2 tsp



Method
-Wash and cook the beans with salt and turmeric powder.As I used frozen packet,so didn't pressure cook them.If you are using red chori peas(vanpayar),please do pressure cook.
-Peel and cut the papaya in two halves.Deseed and wash it again.Chop it fine as like we do carrots or cabbage for stir fry.Keep aside.
-Heat oil in a pan,splutter mustard seeds.Saute onion ,add in the chopped ginger and green chillies.
-Then add the chopped papaya and grated coconut.Add in the spices.Toss it well,add salt.
-Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.
-Add in the cooked beans,along with water &cook again for another 10 minutes.Adjust salt.
-Uncover the lid and dry up the water content in it on medium -high heat.
-Serve it hot as a side dish for rice!!

Servings~ 4 adults


NOTES
* I have used the frozen packet of black eyed beans.Actually  red chori or vanpayar is used.
* For added taste,mom usually tempers it with a tsp of boiled rice too.It splutters and gives a unique taste.I haven't done that.
* If you wish a more spicier version,do add half a tsp of chilly powder too.


37 comments:

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and delicious thoran. Love the addition of the black eyed peas.

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Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

What a healthy and nutritious combination:-)

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie ,

Thoran looks rich in colour and YYYummYYY!!!

Neat presentation:)

Keep on Julie:)

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Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Heard this is a very nutritious food, specially for nursing moms. I was on a look out for this recipe. Thanks for sharing Julie, easy to make.

Swathi iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie,

Thoran adipoli papapaya with vanpayaru adipoli.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and healthy thoran,love papaya,nice one Julie

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds really delicious...Love to taste it.

Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is totally a unique recipe for me. I have only eaten ripe papaya and I love it. Will look for raw papaya and try this one.

Asmath Nawaz said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy thoran....i love this combo...

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice curry! Where did u spot raw papaya here? :)

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

innovative & healthy recipe... looks yumm..

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice thoran, I too tried this raw papaya and liked it. Yours looks delicious.

Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice and healthy combination.. looks tempting :)
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Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy and delicious....

Qen Na Cindyrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, love raw crunchy papaya sliced too. mmm.raw papaya cook this way...look delicious too

Gauri said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tried this combination.. looks delicious!

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks inviting...

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy AND tasty
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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome Julie..Made me nostalgic and long for raw papaya..yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

my dad loves it like anything...but we add kala chana...nice comfort dish

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and delicious thoran

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie,
Raw Papaya is so good for the healthy. This is so nice and yummy recipe

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jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and comforting curry

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely stir fry.....I love this kind of stir fry...This will go with anything.....nice presentation...

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very tasty and yummy..
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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe...I like Pacha papaya thoran but have never tried adding any kind of beans to it..will try next time

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

a rare and different combination :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks nice. Very healthy.

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting combo, looks delicious

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Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy dish. We love raw papaya.

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

simple and yummy thoran.

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Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

What a healthy combo and I am sure delicious too :)

SouthIndianHome said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very healthy and delicious

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very different dish, healthy too..

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

i have not heard about this thoran.. looks healthy and tasty..

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy recipe indeed! I'm sure the combo would have tasted great :)