Alright! Here comes another amazing dish. But hey, don’t just turn away by the name of the dish. I know Raw papaya doesn’t simulate the taste buds. But believe me, by the time we are done with this dish, you would wonder why you never found this recipe sooner.
Both ‘raw papaya’ and zucchini are known for their health benefits. But, the dishes are not always taste thrilling. I have been cooking different flavors of Papaya and zucchini which are tasty but simple. But, just the other day, I got the idea of creating an exquisite dish with these 2 ingredients. Believe me, you are going to love this dish and I would not bore you with any other details. So, let’s start on the dish
To start with the ingredients, here is a list of items you would need:
Ingredients (serves 4-5 people):
For kofta (Papaya-Zucchini balls):
- One-Half Raw Papaya
- One-Half Zucchini
- 1 pinch black pepper powder (according to taste)
- 1 tsp grated Ginger
- 2-3 tbsp gram flour(Besan) – you can substitute Besan with all purpose flour for binding
- Salt to your taste
- Corn Meal – For coating
- Canola Oil – For frying (you can use any oil you like)
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tomato
- 1 Zucchini
- 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp coriander powder
- 1/8 tsp garam masala
- 1/8 tsp black pepper powder
- Salt to your taste
- 1/2 Cup water for gravy (add/reduce water to change consistency to your liking)
Grate raw papaya and zucchini, mix them and place in a bowl.
Add 1/2 tsp (to taste) salt to it and leave it for 10 mins.
Squeeze all the grated papaya & zucchini to remove excess water and keep it in a bowl. Make sure that the mix is dry enough to be rolled into balls.
Now, add black pepper powder, grated ginger and gram flour to the mix and make a dough
Make small lemon size balls and roll them in corn meal. It should make about 10-12 koftas
Fry them in hot oil and keep aside
In a pan, sauté Onion, tomato & Zucchini together and add all the curry spices listed above to it.
When it reduces to 3/4, add about 1/2 cup water in parts. Switch off the stove when it starts leaving oil let it cool down for a couple of minutes. Now, grind this mixture into a smooth paste and your curry is ready.
Add your kofta to the curry and the dish is ready to be served with rice, naan or roti.
Enjoy the rich flavors of this dish and let me know if you like it.
Stay tuned for the next 🙂