Ripe Papaya Raita


Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’m sharing a simple yogurt-based recipe of ripe papaya raita. It’s mildly seasoned and a healthy treat for all to be had with lunch and dinner platters or even as a dessert. So let’s start with it—


  1. Ripe Papaya – 1/2 of 1.
  2. Thick Curd – 1 bowl.
  3. Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.(optional)
  4. Salt, both black and white – According to taste.
  5. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Yellow Mustard Paste – 1/2 tsp.

For Garnish – Chopped Green Chillies and grated coconut.(optional).


Step 1

Wash and finely chop the ripe papaya. Take a bowl and add the cut papaya to it and the curd. Now add the seasonings-salt(black and white), red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder, yellow mustard paste in the given amounts. You can also add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar-free and some mustard or vegetable oil too but it is only optional. Mix everything well. Garnish with chopped green chilies and grated coconut.

IMG_3696.jpgOur ripe papaya raita is ready. Serve it with chapatis, rice, dal, paranthas or you can have it as a fruit chaat. It’s a very healthy side dish.

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



Turnip, Dry Green Peas And Garbanzo Beans Curry


Hello dear friends.Welcome to my corner again. Today I’m sharing with you a simple curry recipe using turnip, peas and garbanzo beans. A good one to beat the chills when served hot. It’s tasty, creative and really a new kind of veggie which I’m sure you all will like. So let’s start with it—


  1. Turnip -300 gms.
  2. Dry Green Peas – 200 gms.
  3. Garbanzo Beans or Kabuli Chana- 50 gms.
  4. Onions(finely chopped) – 1
  5. Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  8. Cashew and poppy seed paste- 1 tsp.
  9. Cumin powder – 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp.
  10. Tomato puree – 1 tbsp.
  11. Dry Fenugreek Leaves or Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp.
  12. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.
  13. Salt – According to taste.
  14. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

For Garnishing—Fresh Cream – 1 tbsp.

  1. Freshly chopped coriander – A handful.


Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the turnips into cubes. Pressure cook till done but not mushy. Wash and soak the garbanzo beans and dry green peas overnight and pressure cook them the next day till done.

Step 2

Take a wok, add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, 1/2 tsp of cumin and dry fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi. When they crackle add finely chopped onions into it and fry them for two-three minutes.

Step 3 

Now to the given wok add the ginger-garlic paste,  cumin powder, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, the tomato puree and fry all this for two minutes.

Step 4

Now add the ground cashew and poppy seed paste and garam masala and fry again. When the masala starts leaving the edges of the wok, add the boiled turnip, dry green peas and garbanzo beans and water to make a gravy of moderate consistency.

Step 5

Let it simmer for five minutes and then switch off the gas. Garnish with fresh cream and chopped coriander. Serve hot.

Our delicious Turnip, Pea, And Beans Curry is ready to be enjoyed. It is best served in the main course.

I hope you all will like and try making it at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone and if possible make this curry at home to add to the fun. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!

dsc00409Raw Papaya Salad


  1. Raw Papaya – 1
  2. Salt -According to taste.
  3. Black Pepper – A pinch.
  4. Lemon juice -2 tbsp.
  5. Chaat Masala – A pinch.


Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the raw papaya into thin strips.

Step 2

Take a bowl, add the papaya to it. Now add salt, black pepper, lemon juice and chaat masala to it and mix it well.

Step 3 

Refrigerate for one hour. Serve chilled.

Our Raw Papaya Salad is ready. Enjoy it with your main course.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!