Thursday, 13 January 2011

Kappalanga / Omakka Thoran (Stir Fried Raw Papaya with Coconut)

After some of the high calorie posts, here I am with a simple thoran with Kappalanga/ Omakka (Papaya). Thoran is a Kerala dry side dish made of a finely chopped / grated vegetables or leaves mixed together with grated coconut and spices, briefly stir fried on a pan. Recently when my hubby went for a short trip to Kerala, raw papaya/ kappalanga was one of the items in my huge list of things that he had to bring back. So my dad send me a big papaya / kappalanga, and I knew if I made the whole thing as one dish I will end up throwing it in my trash after a few days. So I made 2 types of thoran and 2 types of pickles with one kappalanga ;)…. That way I didn’t waste my papaya and you guessed it right… I will be posting all of them here soon… so this is part-1 of my papaya/ kappalanga preparation ;)....


Kappalanga /Omakka Thoran (Stir Fried Raw Papaya with Coconut)
Ingredients:
Kappalanga/Omakka (RawPapaya) -1 cup, chopped fine
Grated coconut- 1/4cup
Chumannulli (Shallots) -5nos ( or Onion -1 small)
Green chilles-1 or 2 nos
Garlic - 1clove
Jeerakom (Cumin Seeds)-1/4tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Curry Leaves- a spring
Oil - 1tsp

Method:
  • Peel skin and remove seeds inside the papaya.
  • Clean it well and finely chop/ grate it. (I used my food processer to chop the papaya).
  • Grind coarsely, coconut, onion, green chilies, garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add coarsely ground coconut mixture and curry leaves and sauté for one minute.
  • Add chopped papaya. Mix well, cover and cook on low flame for 3 minutes.
  • Open lid and stir well until all the water in it evaporates.
  • Serve hot as a side dish with boiled rice.



Sending this over to Kerala Kitchen an event Magpie is hosting, featuring dishes inspired by Kerala :)...



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15 comments:

  1. One of my favourite fruit(?) for thoran!

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  2. Same like Ria said one of my fave side dishes too, looks delish.

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  3. healthy and delicious thoran...love this with rice...

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  4. Kerala is on my list of top three places I would go if I could take a trip for free! This looks great!

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  5. Delicious and great looking thoran..

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  6. papaya thoran.. so local back home and so expensive here!

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  7. Wonderful recipe....an excellent mix of ingredients. Love the flavor.

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  8. Thorans are simply awesome! Healthy and yummy.

    Swapna, do send this over to Kerala Kitchen an event I'm hosting featuring dishes inspired by Kerala

    http://magpiesrecipes.blogspot.com/p/keralakitchen.html

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  9. Have never tried raw papaya as a curry, this one looks a good recipe to try out.

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  10. This is so very new for me....love!

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  11. I love it, havn't had some for ages now. You made me remember that i should have some when i go home this time.

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  12. Bought papaya for this..came on ur blog n found achaar too :D :D (Buy 1 get one free :D :D)

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  13. Didn't read the first para..u hv mentioned...
    Btw, loved the technique of fine chopping papaya..guess what..my hubby had declared that he dislikes papaya, n ate this heartily, 'thinking' its cabbage :D Shd hv seen the surprise on his face when I declared its papaya he just relished..heee..Tks for this keeper recipe.

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