Monday, November 25, 2013

Raw Papaya Curry | Kancha Peper Ghanto | Bengali Style

Kancha Peper Ghanto another Bengali recipe which is very healthy and tasty too. In case of ghanto (Dry Curry) preparation,there are so much variations. Earlier I said some people love to add little garam masala in ghanto and some people like to add coriander leaves. This time i prepared it by using garam masala to ghanto,as raw papaya has a strong aroma. To suppress that smell garam masala and pure ghee helps a lot. And it gives another royal flavor to the dish also. This is a pure side dish with plain rice and dal. At the same time this preparation takes very little time to cook and with a few ingredients its really easy to make. 

About the nutritional value, raw papaya is a good source of Vitamin C,Vitamin C and folate. It is very low in cholesterol and sodium. And a good dietary fiber. But who have sugar problem,for them it should avoid, as maximum calorie for this food comes from sugar only.

peper ghanto

Recipe by : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins

Ingredients :
  • 1 medium size Raw Papaya (grated)
  • 1 Medium size Potato (cubed)
  • 1 cup Green peas (blanched)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Green Chili slit
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 4-5 Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil
Cooking Directions :
  1. Heat oil in a kadhai.
  2. Fry cubed potato with little salt and turmeric powder. When done,keep aside
  3. Add bay leaves,cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds.
  4. Now add grated raw papaya  and green peas .
  5. Add turmeric powder,salt and saute a little.
  6. Cover with a lid.
  7. Now add fried potato cubes and again cook for sometimes.
  8. Adjust sugar and salt.
  9. When done, add green chili,garam masala, spread ghee and cover for sometimes.
  10. Serve with plain rice and dal

4 comments:

Yes Cook said...

So nice. Tasty.
Thanks for sharing.

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Nvr done any recipe using raw papaya... Bookmarked it...

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy curry!

Manjula Bharath said...

very interesting and yummy curry with raw papaya :)

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