Raw Papaya Kofta


Hello and welcome dear readers to my cozy space again. Today I’m sharing a recipe of Raw Papaya Kofta which is totally tasty, wholesome and having the right spices in a perfect blend of taste, colors, and flavors. So let’s start it—

Ingredients:-For making the papaya balls

  1. Raw Papaya – 1
  2. Gram Flour – 200 gms.
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) – 2
  4. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  5. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  6. Raisins and Cashews – 6(optional)
  7. Salt – According to taste.
  8. Cumin(whole) – A pinch.
  9. Chopped Cilantro.

For making the gravy

  1. Onions(finely chopped) – 1
  2. Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp.
  3. Almonds – 5
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  5. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder -1 tsp.
  9. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  10. Salt – According to taste.

For garnishing -Chopped Cilantro


Step 1

To make the balls firstly wash, scrape and grate the papaya.

Step 2

Take a mixing bowl and add the given amounts of gram flour to it. Then add grated papaya, salt, green chilies, asafoetida, raisin and cashew, whole cumin,garam masala and freshly chopped cilantro and using the water which is present in the grated papaya make balls out of it.

Step 3 

Heat oil in a  heavy bottomed karahi and drop the balls one by one into the oil and fry them. Drain them out on a tissue paper.

Step 4

Grind the almonds and poppy seed to a paste. Take another karahi, add some oil and splutter 1 tsp cumin into it. Now add the finely chopped onions and fry it for two minutes. Then add ginger-garlic paste, fry it. Now add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder and fry again. Add salt and tomato puree. Saute it. Now add poppy and almond paste and fry again for two minutes. Now add water to make the gravy and let it simmer for five minutes. Lastly, add garam masala.

Step 5 

When the gravy gets a bit thicker add the fried papaya balls into it and garnish with chopped cilantro. You can also add fresh cream to it but I have not added it here.

Our Raw Papaya Koftas are ready.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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