Aug 24, 2010

Pumpkin - Papaya Dry Curry (thoran)

I make Mathan Thoran (Pumpkin Dry curry) very often. I got a small raw papaya yesterday and my vegetablewala told me that it will be really good if we make sabji with it. I was not very sure about it but then wanted to give it a try. So I jused half of raw papaya with pumpkin this time and made this curry. While making the masala, I used fennel seeds instead of Cumin. It came out really good and the aroma was so good.

  1. Pumpkin & Raw papaya - 2 cups (cubed)
  2. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. coconut - 3 tbsp
  4. Green chillies - 2 (acc to taste)
  5. Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  6. salt to taste
  7. Oil - 1 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  10. Curry Leaves - few for garnishing.
Take a pan, pre heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, fry urad dhall and curry leaves to golden brown. Add the cubed pumpkin & papaya pieces, required amount of water, turmeric powder, required amount of salt and let it cook for 5 to 7 mts. In the mean time, grind coconut, fennel seeds and green chillies to fine paste. When the veggies are 3/4th cooked, add the coconut masala paste to it and let it cook for another 5 minutes or till the veggies are cooked. Turn off the stove when the excess water is absorbed. Serve it with some rice. It tastes very good.

I am sending this papaya & Pumpkin curry to Priya's Cooking with seeds - Fennel Seeds.



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Satya said...

thoran looks yummy ...very unique combo for me ..thanks for sharing


jeyashrisuresh said...

very different from the usual one.sounds nice

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n i liked it very much..

Priya said...

Very new and interesting combo, awesome curry, thanks for sending Vidhya..

Monisha said...

Have you tried adding little bit of tamarind pulp and a pinch of sugar while cooking it.
Alternately just add tamarind pulp...yumm!!