Green Papaya Parantha – Healthy Food that Tastes Good!

Now that you know how healthy raw papaya is, it is time to incorporate it into your daily diet, the tasty way! Here’s some information about culinary aspects of green papaya before we start off with today’s health recipe:

The Taste

Green papaya has a very mild, almost bland, taste. But when used as food, it soon picks up hot, sweet, sour, salty flavours, according to the ingredients added giving it a unique crisp and chewy texture.

Select your Raw Papaya

Unripe papayas are widely available in supermarkets and local vegetable stores in India. You can get them in various sizes and shapes during the summer. You must choose one that is very firm and has a shiny green peel. The condition of peel indicates how fresh it is. The recipe below demands a very firm unripe green papaya. So make sure you choose the firmest one you can find.

The Parantha

Papaya parantha is a healthful dish that tastes really good and benefits your stomach. It is usually served along with chutney and curd. It gives slight sweet taste due to papaya. In India, this recipe is very famous across Kolkatta.

Ingredients Required

  • Raw grated papaya without seeds – 1
  • Chopped green chillies – 2-3
  • Cummin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coriender leaves – a handful
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Amuchur (mango powder) – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Wheat aata (flour) – 2-3 cups

Preparation Method

Step 1: Grate papaya.

Step 1: Remove excess water from it.

Step 1: Add green chopped chilli, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, garam masala, aamchur or chat masala.

Step 1: Mix all the ingredients and prepare a mixture.

Step 1: Add salt as required.

Step 1: Prepare small balls.

Step 1: Now prepare dough from wheat flour.

Step 1: Stuff the ball in small about of rolled flour dough.

Step 1: Prepare paratha.

Step 1: Roast on tava with minimum oil or ghee.

Step 1: Serve hot with curd and chutney of your choice.

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