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15 June, 2018

Green Papaya with Nigella Scent

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Green Papaya with Nigella Scent is a delicious tasting vegetable with unripe Papaya. It is difficult to guess that you are eating papaya unless you see your mom chopping it up. 😀

Green Papaya with Nigella Scent is a delicious tasting vegetable with unripe Papaya.

Green Papaya with Nigella

Unripe papaya as a meat tenderiser is great. It is used as an ingredient for salad in South Asian cuisine too but the use of Unripe Papaya in Indian cuisine was an eye-opener to me. Looks like I know what happens elsewhere more than my own backyard.

When it pours in Goa it pours and one such unseasonal rain my neighbour’s heavily loaded papaya tree finally surrendered and fell. Therefore, the next day she offered me 2 green papayas and looking at my blank expression told me to make a vegetable.

She gave a version that uses coconut now that I am reducing the use of coconut in our food preferred to make this version that I saw in Chef Vikas Khanna’s book, “My First Kitchen!” which I have borrowed from the  Central Library, Panaji.  Chef has used laung/cloves too but I did not as hubby who has a sea change in his diet did not want to add more pressure.

We eat a lot of Papaya but as a fruit or as a smoothie. I have made a salad in the past but lost the post when I was hacked.  Hopefully, the salad will be the next post.

Green Papaya with Nigella Scent is a delicious tasting vegetable with unripe Papaya.

Green Papaya with Nigella

Green Papaya with Nigella Scent

  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp nigella seed/kalonji/onion seeds
  • 1/2 tsp laung/cloves (I did not use)
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp dhania/ coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric powder
  • 3 cups unripe papaya peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • In a kadhai/wok heat oil.
  • Add the kalonji seeds and cloves, if using, and stir-fry till you get a nice aroma.
  • Add the chopped onion, haldi and the coriander seed powder. Stir-fry until onion is golden brown.
  • Reduce the heat, add the papaya, salt and mix well.
  • Cook covered, (I covered with a big plate on which I added water) until papaya is tender. I had to use about a tablespoon of water to prevent the vegetable burning.
  • Serve hot.
Green Papaya with Nigella Scent is a delicious tasting vegetable with unripe Papaya.

Green Papaya with Nigella

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Green Papaya with Nigella Scent
Green Papaya with Nigella Scent is a delicious tasting vegetable with unripe Papaya.
Instructions
  1. In a kadhai/wok heat oil.
  2. Add the kalonji seeds and cloves, if using, and stir-fry till you get a nice aroma.
  3. Add the chopped onion, haldi and the coriander seed powder. Stir-fry until onion is golden brown.
  4. Reduce the heat, add the papaya, salt and mix well.
  5. Cook covered, (I covered with a big plate on which I added water) until papaya is tender. I had to use about a tablespoon of water to prevent the vegetable burning.
  6. Serve hot.
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26 thoughts on : Green Papaya with Nigella Scent

  • June 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Simple and nice recipe..I can enjoy it even without any accompaniment.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      True Shobha.

       
  • June 16, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Wow, excellent dish, never tried green papaya this way, am sure this dish will definitely tickle my tastebuds.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      😀

       
  • June 17, 2018 at 5:08 am

    That sounds like a very flavorful and healthy dish with papaya. Nigella seeds must have added a lot of flavor.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Yes it did Pavani. Thanks.

       
  • June 17, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Such a flavourful one this is. I should try it sometime. True, even I have not eaten the green one!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 17, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      😀

       
  • June 17, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Simple and quick to make…yummy

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • June 17, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Looks amazing. DefinTely wanna give it a try. We make raw papaya stir fry but never tried this way..

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Now I will definitely want to try your recipe.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks, Freda.

       
  • June 19, 2018 at 8:39 am

    The papaya salad looks delicious. Its interesting to see that you have used nigella seeds in the salad. Lovely share😍

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      😀

       
  • June 19, 2018 at 8:50 am

    I will fall for anything with nigella in it.. and you just made it better with raw papaya.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      😀

       
  • Meghna
    June 19, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Papaya and nigella creates a great combo, this is such a healthy dish that’s yummy too 🙂 thanks for the share.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      The pleasure is all mine, Meghna.

       
  • June 20, 2018 at 2:52 am

    I like Green papaya curry. I usually make avial with papaya. This sounds easy and delicious.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      Now Uma I will like the avial recipe, please.

       
  • June 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Archana I don’t like preparing my sabjis in the same style day in day out. This is a new recipe for me and adding kalonji makes it all that more interesting. Looks very tempting.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      I think we are peas in a pod! Mayuri we seem to have similar likes and dislikes.

       
  • code2cook
    June 21, 2018 at 11:32 am

    green papaya with nigella seeds definitely a magic combo.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 30, 2018 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks.

       

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