Saturday, October 6, 2012

Grated Green Papaya Stir Fry

Green Papaya - 1 small
Oil - 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Green Chili - 4, thinly chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece, grated
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Raw Sugar - 1 tsp
Bori / Dried Lentil dumplings - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp (optional)

Heat a tbsp of oil in a sauté pan. Add the boris and cook stirring continuously. Cook till they are golden brown and crunchy. Using a mortar, using the boris coarsely and cook for a minute more and keep aside.

Peel the papaya and discard the seeds. Grate it using a box grater.

Heat a large pan and add oil. immediately add the cumin seeds. Once they start sizzling, add the grated ginger, green chili and the bay leaf. Cook for a couple of minutes.

Then add the grated papaya and turmeric. Mix well and cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir a couple of times in between. Remove the cover and add the salt and sugar and a little ghee and cook uncovered for a couple of minutes more. Add the crushed bori's and mix. Remove from heat and keep covered for sometime. Serve hot.

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