Papaya Raita is a very refreshing and wholesome side dish which goes well as an accompaniment with any main dish. The goodness of curd and the crunch of raw papaya make for a great combination. Raw papaya contains lot more active enzymes than the ripe version of the fruit and it helps to lose weight. It is also excellent for improving digestion and accelerates wound healing process. This dish is loved by most kids I know making it an excellent option to offer to them due to the succulent taste and associated health benefits.
- Fresh curd – 2 cups
- Raw Papaya – 150 gms.
- Black mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
- Oil – 1/2 teaspoon
- Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- Green Chilly – 1 (Optional)
- Few finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
- Black Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
Preparation Time: 5-10 mins.
Servings: 3-4 Persons
Churn the curd well in a bowl.
Peel off the skin of the raw papaya and remove the inside part which has seeds. Grate the papaya very finely and add it to the curd.
If you wish to, finely chop a green chilly and add to the above.
Add black pepper powder and black salt. Keep in mind that black salt has already been added. So, add salt accordingly and mix well.
Now heat oil and once hot, add the black mustard seeds and temper the raita with it.
Garnish with coriander leaves and refrigerate. Papaya Raita is ready. Serve chilled when needed.