Papaya – Vanpayar Olan


2 1/2 cup raw papaya, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup red gram / vanpayar
3 green chillies
1 cup semi thick coconut milk
1/4 cup thick coconut milk
salt to taste
2 sprig curry leaves
1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Soak the red gram overnight and pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles adding enough water and salt. Drain the water and keep it aside.  
  2. Cut the papaya into cubes and cook it with green chillies, few curry leaves and salt adding 3/4 cup of water.
  3. When papaya is cooked and the water is almost dried, add cooked red gram and semi thick coconut milk to this and cook for 5-8 minutes over medium-low flame until it thickens.
  4. Adjust the salt and add thick coconut milk and cook for a minute over low flame.
  5. Switch off the flame and add curry leaves and coconut oil . Let it rest for 10 minutes…Serve with rice…

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