Amruta Bhanda Tarkari | Raw Papaya Curry | Kache Papite Ki Sabji (Oriya Cuisine)

Raw Papaya Curry | Kache Papite Ki Sabji

Amruta Bhanda is raw papaya in Oriya. This was always my mother's favourite and made me eat all the time during exams so that I dont have my stomach upset before giving my papers and concentrate well . I try to make it even now whenever I wish to have something ultra light and healthy..

Some dishes are included in the diet just for their medicinal value .
Raw Papaya Curry is one of them, you name it and even the extremely hungry ones will turn their face away.
They would rather sleep hungry than eat this vegetable.
There are interesting ways to make people eat this vegetable like making Raw Papaya Manchurian or Raw Papaya Cutlets. However, deep frying takes away its mineral nutrient.

I tried to change the original recipe to make it little bit interesting and create a disguise by adding grated coconut, moong daal etc . It might turn 2/10 moping ones eat this vegetable even without recognizing.

Tip : When you know a person does not like a particular ingredient but is good for health, never mention the name of the dish beforehand. Instead ask to eat and guess the ingredient. Atleast a couple of morsel will makes its way to the stomach.

What You Need:

1 medium size raw papaya peeled and cut into small pieces
2 tbsp mustard oil
1 tbsp panch photan
½ cup moong daal soaked in water for 10 minutes
½ cup grated coconut
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 broken red chilies
2 broken green chilies
Few Curry leaves
Few coriander leaves chopped for garnishing
1 tsp hing
2 onions chopped
1 tbsp garlic chopped
1 tbsp roasted and powdered cumin  powdered

Steps To Make:

Heat mustard oil in a kadai.
Add hing and panch photan*.
Add garlic , curry leaves and onions.
Add dry red chilies and green chilies.
Cook till onions turn pink.
Add moong daal and cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame.
Add raw papaya pieces.
Add turmeric powder and 1 cup water.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
Open lid, add salt to taste, grated coconut, roasted powdered cumin powder and chopped coriander leaves.
Mix well and cook till papaya is cooked well.
Serve with Daal Tadka and Roti.


  1. Very healthy and delicious-looking!

  2. Its new to me..Looks delicious..Keep rocking!!

  3. sounds interesting,nice recipe with raw papaya,will surely give it a try

  4. Wow this curry looks delicious, never tried having raw papaya also its kinda hard to find out here..miss all these delicious curries..

  5. First time here,,,u hv a nice blog dear..yummy curry...

  6. HI Soma, Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a very nice blog.

    Curry is new to me, looks yumm.

  7. Wow! this curry looks great dear, i love to try different cuisines. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for dropping by... SOma..
    Oriya Cusine is something really very new to me.. I will drop by to learn them...

    Hope to see you more often.

  9. Wow....that's an new recipe to me...never cooked papaya before...looks yum...