Peper Dalna (Green Papaya Curry)

Ingredients

  • Green papaya – 400 gm
  • Potatoes – 2 medium
  • Tomato – 1 large
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Slit green chilli – 2
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp

Method

  1. Heat the pan and add mustard oil
  2. Add cumin seeds
  3. When the seeds crackle, add papaya and potatoes with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well
  4. Fry on high flame for 2-3 minutes
  5. Add tomato and chilli. Fry on high flame for 1 minute
  6. Reduce the flame to low
  7. Add ginger paste, cumin powder, red chilli powder. Mix well
  8. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes
  9. Add 2 cups water
  10. When the water boils, cover with lid, reduce the flame to medium and cook for 10 minutes
  11. Add garam masala powder and ghee
  12. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes on high flame
  13. Once the vegetables are soft, switch off the flame and keep covered for 5 minutes

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