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pappali kai poriyal
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Pappali kai poriyal recipe

Pappali kai poriyal recipe, south Indian accompaniment for rice is made with green papaya (unripe) and other simple ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people


  • ½ Papaya unripe
  • teaspoon Turmeric
  • Salt

To grind

  • ½ cup Coconut scraped
  • 2 Green chilli
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds

To temper

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves


  • Cut papaya into two, slit into two. Eliminate the skin by slicing off the skin.
  • Further cut the papaya in lengthwise, reducing it to strips. Slice off the seed part. Then chop into cubes.
  • Heat a kadai with oil, splutter mustard, add urad dal followed by curry leaves. Add chopped papaya, turmeric, salt. Cook for 4 minutes in oil stir frying.
  • Meanwhile grind coconut with green chilli and cumin seeds. By now the papaya would have been ¾th cooked. Add little water and cook covered for 2 more minutes.
  • Once cooked, add ground coconut mixture and mix. Switch off the flame.


  • Make sure to slice the green skin part properly. Otherwise it will take long time to get cooked and make other cubes overcook.
  • Cooking in oil before adding oil makes it cook faster.
  • I thought I will add a shallot next time along while grinding coconut.
  • Adjust green chilli according to the spice level.