Friday, May 13, 2011

Papaya Spinach Dal

Papaya is a wonderful fruit, also known as the Power fruit. It has many medicinal values, it mainly boosts our immune system and enhances digestion. I am happy that its available here in US.I like to add green papaya in many dishes, even in sambar.  I usually make dal-papaya or dal-spinach combination. This was the first time I tried a combination of all the three. Hence it became a perfect healthy dish which I needn't explain further :)




Ingredients:

3/4 cup Toor dal
3/4 cup Papaya, chopped into small cubes
1/2 cup Spinach chopped
Salt


For grinding:
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 Shallots
2 Green chillies

For tempering:
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 dry Red chillies
4-5 curry leaves
Oil

Method
Pressure cook the dal and papaya in different bowls for 3 whistles. Meanwhile, add all the ingredients under For grinding in a blender. Make a smooth paste by adding a little water.

Once the dal and papaya are cooked, transfer the dal to a pan. Mash it well to form a smooth paste. Add the cooked papaya , spinach and salt. Add water if required. When it boils, turn the heat to low. Add the coconut paste to the curry.Let it cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from flame. Do the tempering and add it to the curry.

Serve with rice or chapathi.




Sending this to the Kerala Kitchen event hosted by Sarah, an event initiated by Rose and Ria. The original event details are here.








32 Tasty Comments:

aipi said...

That is definitely a new combo ~ sounds delicious!
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Suja said...

Delicious and healthy curry,never tried with papayas..will surely try this.

Prathima Shivraj said...

Nice Combo, looks delicious....

AMMU MOHAN said...

its completely new one.....nice try...looks good..

MĂ©lange said...

I love papaya.But spinach with papaya is quite new to me..love to try.Looks yummy and healthy !

Kurinji said...

Yummy dal...
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Vimitha Anand said...

Very different curry to me... But looks so flavorful...

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!! thats a yummy combo..!!! perfect with rice..

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Ananda Rajashekar said...

this is so now for me...looks nice!

Priya said...

Love the addition of papaya, dal looks fabulous..

Sunanda said...

Its surely a very innovative and healthy combo..
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Raji said...

Very interesting combination if ingredients...daal looks good.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so creamy and yummy.

Pushpa said...

Nice version looks very tempting.

julie said...

wow..love the colour of the curry..never tried it with papaya,looks good!

Amitha said...

Looks awesome .. Donno when I will be able to take a break and visit u ... Make sure you cook for me every single thing that you posted here on this website ..

Indie.Tea said...

Yum...adding papaya to dahl sounds wonderful. And what a pretty creamy-looking dahl, absolutely delicious I'm sure!

Vidhya said...

Loved the use of papaya,spinach and dhal all together.

Vardhini said...

Different combination .. looks delicious.

Vardhini
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Chitra said...

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DEESHA said...

I've made dal but never with payapa .. shall try this

Saranya said...

very different comination..I ll this soon...

Vardhini said...

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Prathima Shivraj said...

Hi Shoba,
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Thanq for sharing such a healthy recipes to us.

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Priya said...

Healthy and marvellous dal,truly comforting..

Suman Singh said...

Healthy and comforting dal..looks delicious!

Sowmya said...

A very new and nice recipe with papaya!

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saleena said...

Looking Delicious..Yummy too..

Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy and delicious combination.. looks awesome !!
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Sharmilee! :) said...

Interesting and yummy dal perfect for rice

Now Serving said...

spinach dal is a fav in our home - your bowl is too tempting!

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