Step 1: Peel the potatoes and cut into small cube like pieces. Peel papaya and cut into thin slices. Add a pinch of salt to both potato and papaya pieces. Keep aside.
Step 2: Take fresh coconut flesh, peel the hard brown skin, then cut into small pieces. Keep aside.
Step 3: Heat oil in a pan, fry coconut pieces until they are very lightly browned. In the same oil, fry potato and papaya pieces together until brown.
Step 4: Take out o and keep aside. In the same oil, add bay leaves and cumin seeds. When seeds start to crackle and change colour, add grated ginger, slitted green chillies and tomatoes.
Step 5: Stir for 1 to 2 minutes until tomatoes get pulpy. Then add turmeric, cumin, coriander and red chilli powder, mixed with 2 tablespoons . of water.
Step 6: In medium flame, stir to mix the spices well until oil seperates. Then add fried potato and papaya pieces. Add salt and sugar.
Step 7: Coat veggies well with spices. Add 1 cup or enough water to cook the veggies. It is a semi dry gravy dishes, so add water accordingly, if needed add more. Add fried coconut pieces now.
Step 8: When veggies are cooked, check the seasoning. When you have desired amount of gravy, sprinkle ghee and garam masala powder over the gravy.
Step 9: Mix well and remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves if you want. Serve hot with plain rice.