Saturday 19 March 2011

Kappalangaum (Omakkaum) Payarum Thoran (Stir Fried Raw Papaya & Red Gram with Coconut)

Part-3 of my Papaya/ Kappalanga/Omakka Series....

Kappalangaum (Omakkaum) Payarum Thoran (Stir Fried Raw Papaya & Red Gram with Coconut)

Kappalanga/Omakka (RawPapaya) -1/2 medium, chopped fine
Vanpayar (Red Gram)-1/2 cup
Freshly grated coconut- 1/2cup
Chumannulli (Shallots) -8-10nos ( or Onion -1 small)
Dry red chilles-3-4 nos
Garlic - 2clove
Jeerakom (Cumin Seeds)-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1/4tsp
Curry Leaves- a spring
Oil - 1tsp

  • Pressure cook vanpayar (red gram) with enough water and salt and keep aside.
  • 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). 
  • Ground coarsely, coconut, shallots, dry red chilies, garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and salt.(Also uses food processer for this) 
  • Heat oil in a frying pan and splutter mustard seeds. 
  • Add coarsely ground coconut mixture and curry leaves and sauté for a minute. 
  • Add chopped papaya and vanpayar (red gram). Mix well, cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. 
  • Open lid and stir well until all the water in it evaporates.
  • Serve hot

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  1. Very delicious and tempting thoran.

  2. ha ha adipoli rice ithiri undayirunnekil muzhuvanum kazhikkamayirunnu

  3. This looks great. I know my kids will like it. Yes my kids like all sorts of different foods not just basic junk but healthy stuff. But please.. What is RED GRAM?


    Thank Youl

  4. superb thoran...looks very tempting..:)

  5. Wow Swapna! What all magic you make with raw papayas! Thanks for another gem for our Kerala Kitchen collection !


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