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Raw Papaya Salan With Green Peas

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Ingredients
  Papaya 1 Large (semi ripe)
  Onions 2 Large, ground
  5 spice leaf 1 (fresh from the garden, if possible)
  Tomatoes 2 Large, skinned and finely chopped
  Boiled green peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon, broiled
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon, broiled
  Grams/Dalia 2 Tablespoon, skinned
  Peanuts 2 Tablespoon, broken
  Kashmiri chillies 6 , deseeded
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cardamoms 2 (seeds only)
  Black peppercorns 6
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves sprigs 2
  Salt To Taste
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Peel the papaya and cut the flesh into 1/2" cubes. Soak them in water for 20 minutes. Drain in a sieve.
Place 3 tablespoons of oil in a vessel. Heat over a medium flame. When hot, add the curry sprigs and 5-spice leaf. When they heat, add ground onions and fry them till pink and cooked through. Add the ground masala and lower the heat and fry till red hot. Sprinkle a little water, if necessary.
Whilst the masala is being cooked, boil a pan of water, add salt and cook the papaya pieces till almost soft. Drain and add to the cooked masala along with the tomatoes. Cook over a low heat till almost dry. Add the green peas, stir well and taste for salt.
Serve hot with green mango chutney and parathas.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable

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