In Kerala normal lunch menu is not complete without thoran..Every day for lunch we will prepare any type of thoran or mezhukkupuratti (Stir fries of vegetables) as a side dish for rice. Today I am posting here a different variety of thoran/stirfry of Papaya. Hope you all know the health benefits of Papaya. So including Papaya in your menu is good for your health. Here I used the grated raw papaya for preparing this thoran. It tastes like normal cabbage thoran. It is a best option to serve this grated papaya thoran which is similar to cabbage thoran , for those who hate to eat papaya , because they wont realize the difference. It is very easy to prepare.Just follow my recipe. Try it and let me know how it turned out for you


Papaya-1/2 medium sized
Grated coconut-1 cup
Green chilies-4-5
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Small onions-5

Method Of Preparation
  • Remove the outer skin and seed of the papaya
  • Grate the Papaya. I used grater for grating the Papaya

  • Grind coconut with green chilies and turmeric powder without adding water 
  • Mix the grounded mixture with grated papaya and add enough salt in it and mix well

    • Heat oil in a pan, then splutter mustard seeds 
    • Once mustard seeds starts to splutter add curry leaves and small onions in it, then saute it for few minutes
    • Finally add the above mixture in it and cook for few minutes
    • Tasty Papaya thoran is ready to serve hot with rice




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