Thursday, May 27, 2010

Papai Koshimbeer

Raw papaya  is a delicacy. Mom uses it to make bhaaji or koshimbeer. MIL uses it to make muthiya.

Papai chi Koshimbeer
पपईची कोशिंबीर
Raw Papaya salad

1 small raw papaya/papai/popai, peeled & grated approx. = 2cups

1/4 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts - powdered

1 small lemon, squeezed

1-2 green chilies, chopped

salt to taste

1/4 tsp sugar (optional)


1 tsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp asafoetida

1/2 tsp cumin seeds


1 tbsp cilantro, chopped

1 tbsp fresh coconut (optional)


1. Mix grated papaya, salt, sugar - if using, powdered peanuts, lemon and chilies together in a bowl.

2. Heat oil in a small saucepan. Add the ingredients for tempering.

3. Drizzle the tempered oil over the salad.

4. Garnish with cilantro and coconut if using.

Note -

1. Do not use ripe papaya.


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