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Appyayan : Peper Dalna (Bengali green papaya Curry)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

4

Preparation

  • 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.
  • Take fresh coconut flesh, peel the hard brown skin, then cut into small pieces. Keep aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In medium flame, stir to mix the spices well until oil seperates. Then add fried potato and papaya pieces. Add salt and sugar.
  • 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.
  • When veggies are cooked, check the seasoning. When you have desired amount of gravy, sprinkle ghee and garam masala powder over the gravy.
  • Mix well and remove from heat. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves if you want. Serve hot with plain rice.


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Appyayan : Peper Dalna (Bengali green papaya Curry), photo 1
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