Wednesday, January 28, 2015


#NoolkholPapayaSambar : #RawPapaya [ #UnripePapaya or #GreenPapaya] is rich in vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. These phytonutrients and enzymes help in improving digestion and aids in strengthening immune system of our body. When it turns into fruit it loses some of the vital nutrients and enzymes. So it is advisable to include raw papaya in our daily diet.
We have already seen a recipe to prepare soup with green papaya, Papaya Lentil Salad and Papaya Carrot Salad.
Here I am going to present the way of preparing a sambar using papaya along with noolkhol.

Noolkhol Papaya Sambar

Ingredients :
1/3 CupCooked Thuvar Dhal
small nellikkai sizeTamarind, soak in lukewarm water
1/2 Cupdiced green papaya
1/2 Cupdiced noolkhol
10 - 15Small onion [ shallots ]
2Green chilly, split lengthwise
10 - 15Curry leaves
Powders to add :
2 Tspsambar powder
1 TspCoriander powder
1/8 TspTurmeric powder
2 TspSalt
To Temper :
1 TspMustard seeds
1/4 TspAsafoetida powder
1 TspOil
Method :
Peel off green papaya and noolkhol and dice them into 1/2 inch cubes.
Peel onions and set aside.
Pressure cook noolkhol for a whistle.
Immediately release the pressure and open the lid.
Now add papaya pieces and all the powders mentioned above into the cooker..
Mash the cooked thuvar dhal and add into the cooker.
Add 3/4 cup of water and bring into boil over medium heat.
On another burner of the stove heat a kadai with oil.
Crackle mustard seeds and then add asafoetida,
Then add curry leaves, green chilly and onion.
Saute for a minute and then transfer into boiling sambar.
Squeeze the tamarind with 1/2 cup of water.
Strain the juice into boiling sambar.
Close the pressure cooker with lid placing weight over the nozzle.
Noolkhol Papaya Sambar
Pressure cook for a whistle.
Open after it ran out of steam.
Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.

Noolkhol Papaya Sambar

Take hot white rice in a plate. Pour a ladle full of sambar and add 2 or 3 drops of ghee. Mix well with hand by giving little pressure and enjoy with any curry/poriyal, koottu and a papad.
mm...ah! .. wah!...  whoever had it will surely ask for one more serving!!

Other green papaya recipes you may like to try
Papaya Carrot Salad
Papaya Carrot Salad
Papaya Radish Lentil Salad
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