I have a strange relation with papaya . I love it and at the same time hate it . It is the raw papaya that I love , the ripe one has to be sweet , then only it gets my love , else can’t bear .
While buying veggies I picked this raw papaya to make my favorite Thai Papaya Salad . I couldn’t use it right away , so when I peeled the papaya , it was no longer raw , it was not sweet either . I really didn’t know what to do with it !
Since I had my prep work done for the salad I simply dumped everything in the mixy, yes even the papaya ! Gave it a quick blitz and my chutney was ready .
Trust me it had the same taste as of Thai salad , just that I made it spicy as I served it with Varagu Arisi Idlis , but the chutney can be served with Dosa’s or pakoras or eat spoonfuls of it .
This is my Day 1 post for the Special Theme.
2 cups ripe papaya
2 green chilly
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp tamarind extract
1/2 cup peanuts
Salt to taste
Peel the papaya, cut into chunks.
To your mixer grinder add all ingredients and pulse a few minutes till everything is well incorporated and turns into a smooth paste .
Taste the chutney and adjust all ingredients according to taste.
If the papaya is bland you might require more sugar . And accordingly you will require tamarind and chilly .