RAW PAPAYA CHANNA DAL KOOTU

This is a healthy and tasty dish goes well with hot steamed rice

The unripe green fruit of papaya has a mild flavour. Green papaya has a smooth white flesh and is a rich source of vitamin C. Papaya offers an excellent source of potassium and fiber and is low in calories. It has a high amount of pectin which helps in digestion.

Health Benefits from Green Papaya:

The anti-inflammatory virtue from the papain in papaya greatly reduce inflammation in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout and asthma.
The rich fiber in papaya bind to cancer-causing toxins in the colon and is eliminated from the body during bowel movements.
Papaya is commonly known for its fine and natural laxative virtue which aids digestion. Taken regularly, it can help habitual constipation, bleeding piles and chronic diarrhea.
The three very powerful anti-oxidants in papayas help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Oxidized cholesterol forms dangerous plagues that can eventually cause heart attacks or strokes.
Vitamin A available in papaya helps to reduce lung inflammation. So it is useful for active as well as passive smokers.
The papain in unripe papaya is extremely beneficial for those who are deficient in gastric juice, have excess of unhealthy mucus in the stomach, dyspepsia and intestinal irritation.
Consumption of unripe papaya juice help to contract the muscle fibers of the womb, resulting in proper and regular menstrual flow. It is especially helpful in cases of menstruation cessation in young ladies due to cold or trauma.
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How to make Raw green papaya kootu?

Ingredients :

Raw papaya peeled off and diced into even cubes one cup
channa dal cooked one cup
shallots chopped half cup
Coconut grates, green chilly one and cumin seeds one spoon ground paste one cup
mustard seeds one spoon
curry leaves one spig
turmeric one teaspoon
salt as required
cooking oil one tablespoon

Procedure:

Pressure cook channa dal with little turmeric with two whistles.
Keep it aside to cool.
Peel off the raw papaya and dice into small cubes.
Heat the pan with cooking oil.
Add mustard seeds to pop up.
Add onions and curry leaves.
Add little turmeric.
Add papaya cubes and saut them for a while.
Add coconut paste
Add little water and allow to boil.
Add salt requred.
Finally add cooked channa dal.
Allow the ingredients to boil for some time.
Yummy papaya kootu is ready to enjoy with steamed rice.
Try out..!
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