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Kapplanga Thenga Aracha Curry/Green Papaya Curry

Kapplanga Thenga Aracha Curry/Green Papaya Curry

 Today's recipe is a humble green papaya charu curry.The chief ingredient is raw papaya and the curry base is a spiced coconut paste.Papaya is very common in Kerala and there are several recipes using green papaya.It is rich source nutrients and is widely known for its medicinal properties.My favorites is papaya thoran and this charu curry.It is a real comfort food and is served over rice. Have it with rice, vegetable thoran and pickle or spicy fish fry and it makes a perfect healthy meal.

Green papaya  cubed- 3 cup
Green chilly-4-5
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Salt to taste

To make the paste
Shredded Coconut- 1 cup
pearl onion- 4-5
(or a small piece of onion)
Garlic -2 cloves

For tempering
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chilly-2
Curry leaves- a few

Peel off the skin of the papaya and wash it under running water once again. Cut open the papaya and scrape off the seeds using a spoon. Now cut papaya into medium sized cubes. Cook this along with green chilly, turmeric,salt and a cup of water till it is done.
Make a fine paste of all the ingredients listed under 'to make paste' and add this into the cooked papaya. Adjust salt and also consistency by adding little water and simmer in medium flame for two minutes.Do not allow to boil,but make sure that the raw flavor disappears.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when they splutter add curry leaves and dry red chilly and when it changes color pour over the curry and keep it covered till it is time to serve. Serve over rice.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. Suja, we have something similar but use buttermilk too and call it kozhupu-arachathu.

  2. That looks delicious, Suja! Love papaya - I have never made a kootu out of it, but this certainly looks like a wonderful dish!

  3. sharikkum kothi vanni...adipoli...

    1. Totally YUMMY


  4. Thats a wonderful dish dear. Happy to follow u

  5. WOW!! looks delicious. Nice clicks

  6. I have tried the potato variation of it and I absolutely loved it:)

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  7. wonderful and tatsy dish dear...looks great

  8. sure a humble and delicious curry dear, looks yum..

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  9. Thick creamy Coconutmilk Papaya curry seems healthy and yumm.Luvly appetizing clcks dear

  10. വളരെ നന്നായിരിക്കുന്നു...
    മലയാളികള്‍ക്ക് പ്രിയപ്പെട്ട സൈറ്റായ 29000 അംഗങ്ങളുള്ള സസ്നേഹത്തിലേക്ക് സ്വാഗതം..സസ്നേഹത്തില്‍ അംഗമാവുകയും നിങ്ങളുടെ മനോഹരങ്ങളായ രചനകള്‍ പോസ്റ്റ്‌ ചെയ്യുകയും ചെയ്യണമെന്നു വിനീതമായി അറിയിക്കുന്നു
    അംഗമാവാന്‍ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക..

  11. hi suja, i only know 1 half ripe papaya dish, which i learnt from my mom. Yours is something different that i can using curry and coconut milk..yummy. have a nice day

  12. Luvly clicks!!!
    soo tempting....looks adorable..

  13. Looks so tempting and nice color...

  14. Payar and Pappaya curry was also a common combo curry at my home..nice :)

  15. This is super nostalgic Suja..Miss this papaya so much..Yum!

  16. This is super nostalgic Suja..Miss this papaya so much..Yum!

  17. Lovely curry. Superb recipe with papaya.

  18. That looks super good...would love to have with some rice

  19. Looks very tempting ...sounds new to me

  20. the only thing ive made with green papaya is thoran...ithu nalla recipe idea aanu...will try

  21. Yummy Raw Papaya Curry, I love them too :) Nice click as well...

  22. I love this healthy and yummy recipe,looks very delish.

  23. Ho beautiful , looks like mother or grandmother had done it.

  24. Lov papaya..i used to make this with dal or adding buttermilk.Will try ur version ,too tempting...

  25. looks very healthy and delicious...
    bookmarked it :)

  26. nice papaya curry.. this is new to me.. i'll definitely try this

  27. nammude nadan curry adipoliyayittundu....... pinne blogil puthiya post PRITHVIRAJINE PRANAYICHA PENKUTTY.... vayikkane...........

  28. Adipoli curry...lovely colour :)

  29. Lovely curry with raw papaya....looks delicious !


  30. Lovely pic! Njangalde avide ethe pole vellarikka curry undakarundu...Will try this next time..

  31. Never cooked raw papaya, but wish to, looks irresistible!

  32. Lovely the colour ..perfect with rice:)

  33. i've missed out on a quite a bit here and this is wht i would want to come back to. totally mast recipe Suja. am flagging this humble papaya. between made your Thalassery biriyani again without the dum....loved it again.

  34. Looks absolutely awesome and perfect

  35. wow...awesome recipe and perfect with rice!!!....


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