Do you know how much raw papaya is beneficial for your health? But we don’t like to eat it that much. Reason ? – It’s not that spicy. But there are recipes which can be healthy yet can be cooked in a way that makes it tasty. This recipe is one such example. It involves minimal spices in cooking but the recipe is awesome in taste.
Peper Ghonto or Chechki as you say is an age-old classic preparation. It is one of those preparations which can be cooked in several ways. You can use dessicated coconut. Addition of coconut in the curry not only makes it more delectable but also enhances the flavour together with garam masala. If you don’t have coconut you can cook it with bori( Bengali style dry fritters). Or you can simply cook it with potatoes and spices.
This recipe is a no onion no garlic recipe, so Jain people can try this recipe. Also it is an ideal option for vegan diet if ghee not used. It is an ideal choice for kids and elderly person as it is very easy to digest.
Another popular Papaya Curry in my blog is https://letscookwithtina.wordpress.com/2020/03/26/aloo-peper-dalna-potato-raw-papaya-curry-bengali-style-papaya-curry/.
Let’s hop on today’s recipe.
There are many ways to cook this recipe. Mine is a three step recipe.
Amount of spices and Ingredients always vary with requirement.
It requires minimal oil and spices thus making it healthy and very good choice for kids and elderly person.
Papaya is a great source of antioxidants, thus help in fighting disease.
Papaya also has an amazing ability- it helps in looking young.
HOW TO COOK PEPER GHONTO IN THREE STEP
Peel off the skin of papaya and wash it. Then grate the papaya. Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder on it.
Put oil in pan. Temper the oil with Nigella seeds and dry red chilli. Then add the grated papaya. Add sugar and cover with a lid. Cook till the papaya gets mushy . Check the taste. Add salt and sugar if needed more.
Sprinkle garam masala powder and serve.
RECIPE CARD FOR PEPER GHONTO/ RAW PAPAYA CURRY
Cuisine – Indian/ Bengali
Course – Main Course
Prep time -10 minutes
Cooking time -20 minutes
Total time -30 minutes
How to cook Peper Ghonto
1 medium size Raw Papaya
1 tsp Nigella seeds
1 Dry red chilli (optional)
1 tsp Garam masala powder
Salt and sugar to taste
Turmeric powder pinch
HOW TO COOK PEPER GHONTO
Peel off the skin of papaya and grate the papaya.
Put mustard oil in pan. Temper the oil with Nigella seeds.
Then add the grated papaya. Add turmeric powder and salt and sugar. Covering with a lid and cook. Cook till papaya gets mushy.
Sprinkle garam masala powder and finish cooking.