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Friday, August 10, 2012

Papaya Pradhaman | Papaya Payasam (Kheer)

Papaya, is very rich in vitamins ,minerals & fiber.(as I mentioned earlier in my papaya milk shake post)This is a real tasty delicious pradhaman,to check out on Onam which is in a couple of weeks now.I was very uncertain of the taste of the pradhaman,but to my wonder kids asked for more.They really loved it ,it tastes similar like other pradhamans,papaya in it has no special taste difference.The color of the pradhaman is reddish brown in color.If you have kids & elders who hate this wonder fruit papaya,then this is the best easy way to sneak the fruit.I bet,anyone would say 'no' to this delicious dessert.So,do give this a try & Enjoy !!!

ripe papaya 2.5 lbs(1.13kg)
coconut milk (thick) 1/2 cup
coconut milk(thin/ 2nd) 1 1/4 cups (refer notes)
jaggery 1 cup(refer notes)
ghee 2-3 tbsp
cashews 2tbsp
raisins 2tbsp
cardamom powder 1tsp
dry ginger powder 1/2 tsp

-Wash,peel and cut the papayas in water,cut into cubes.(refer notes)
-Place it in a pan with 1 cup water and let it cook on medium flame covered.It may take 15-20 minutes.If the water dries up,add half of the thin coconut milk.
-In the meantime,melt the jaggery in half cup hot water.Strain the impurities,keep aside.Heat another pan and add ghee(2 tbsp).Fry the cashews followed by raisins,drain and keep aside. Reserve the ghee.
-Add the cooked papaya in the reserved ghee and slightly mash the papaya pieces or fully mash the papaya(as per preference). I mashed slightly. Saute the mixture until its reduced and looks slightly browned.
-Add in the jaggery and keep sauteing. The jaggery should reduce considerably and coat the papaya well(looks like chakka varetti). Add in the remaining 1 tbsp ghee and saute till it leaves the sides of the pan.
-Add the 2nd coconut milk at this point and simmer for another 5-7 minutes until its thick and without any lumps. Keep stirring in between so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
-Add the cardamom powder and dry ginger powder.Lower the flame to low heat.
-Add the thick coconut milk,let 1-2 bubbles appear at the surface.Switch off flame.
-Serve warm or cool !!

Servings~ 3-4adults

* The outer tough skin should be cut thick as it may leave a bitter taste.Please check the taste of a cut piece before boiling.
* If you are using coconut milk from shredded coconut,then add the third extract milk to cook papaya follwed by the second and finally towards the end add the first.(thick)
* I used the canned coconut milk(Chaokoh brand).I diluted the 3-4tbsp of thick coconut milk in 1 1/2 cup water to get thin coconut milk.
* Jaggery should be used as per sweet tooth. The pradhaman color solely depends on the type of jaggery used.
* You can fully mash the papaya pieces too but we like tiny crunch bits so I just mashed 3/4 th.

Just a closer view:)

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Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting payasam

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Papaya kheer looks awesome!

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so yummy.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

very new to me, must try!

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

never tried this payasam... looks delish

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

its very yummy.. like the color of payasam..

Achu said... Best Blogger Tips

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 1 st time seeing pappaya payasam dear. Awesome..Wanna taste it :) Will make it for sure dear... So tempting :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow i love the orange color.. thanks for your wishes dear... you truly deserve many more awards for your fool proof recipes... besides that your blog is an inspiration to aspiring cooks like me :-) glad to follow you

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

It's awesome variation of Payasam Julie..Mouthwatering...

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy healthy kheer

Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

Kheer looks very inviting and delicious too :)

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting and delicious Pradhaman..

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious....

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Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Papaya kheer looks yummy....lovely color and love the plate :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious, I like the idea of adding dry ginger powder to it..

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Best Blogger Tips

wow that looks it tasted the same too, never knew u cud make payasam with papaya...beautiful clicks!!


Az said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so yummy.. very innovative!!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very impressive! Looks yummm!

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting and very tempting kheer, simply inviting.

Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

Not a fan of papaya but served this way I would definitely give it a try!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Papaya kheer sounds really delicious! The texture must have been really great :) Looks wonderful dear!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

liked using jaggery for this. healthy kheer!

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious pappaya pradhaman Julie.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

nice colour and looks delicious.

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and healthy and love the vibrant color of this papaya it!

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Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

really my mouth is watering julie..1st time hearing abt papaya kheer..ofcourse a must try recipe..

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and very innovative....Love to try this..

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very yummy... will try it soon

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Unique kheer, looks so delicious. Will try soon.

Soni said... Best Blogger Tips

Never had it but it sure looks delish :)

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Different and looks very delicious

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Very interesting Julie.

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Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank u guys for the lovely inspiring comments..:-)
@Achu Done dear:-)

Tisa Jacob said... Best Blogger Tips

Papayas in payasam, sounds like an awesome combination. You have some creative culinary skills, my friend.

Swetha Sree said... Best Blogger Tips

love the color julie, papaya kheer is so different..never heard of it. :)

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks sooooo tempting lovely color too :)
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cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, with the excellent benefits of papaya, i wish to eat this fruit everyday. thank you for sharing a delicious recipe. have a nice day

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

kheer looks colourful and delicious

cookbookjaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy papaya payasam , nice colour.

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

interesting kheer recipe

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

This is very nice and delicious kheer, thank you for recipe.
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