A couple of days ago, I cooked raw papaya curry . It had pungent taste. I liked the raw papaya curry with brown rice. My MIL gave me the recipe, and she told me that her friend from Mysore gave the traditional recipe .
Raw papaya is very nutritious . South Indian cuisine has numerous tasty raw papaya recipes . Folks make salad, chutney , kootu(lentil based curry) and gojju (tamarind and coconut based curry).
If you like traditional recipes from Southern region of India, then you may like this...
Raw Papaya Gojju
2 cups of chopped raw papaya (peel the green skin)
1/4 cup fresh coconut
3 to 4 red chilies
1/2 spoon black mustard seeds
2 Tbsp tamarind juice
2 Tbsp jaggery
Asafoetida - a pinch
1. Cook the raw papaya till soft, but not mushy.
2. Grind coconut , red chillies, mustard seeds , tamarind and jaggery to a coarse paste using 1/2 cup water.
3. Heat canola oil or cocnut oil, add mustard seeds and asafoetida. Now, add raw papaya and ground paste . Add one cup of water and salt. Let it boil for few minutes. Enjoy it with hot rice or Indian bread such chappathis.