Raw Papaya Gravy | Amruta Bhanda dry recipe
Raw Papaya Gravy | Amruta Bhanda dry recipe with step by step pictures and instructions. Papaya is known as Amruta Bhanda in odia and is one of the most common vegetable used in their cuisine. Raw Papaya is cooked in onion tomato curry similar to the way we make potatoes. This month I explored Odisha Cusine. Odia Cuisine is very simple as they use less oil as well as less spicy but more flavorful. They use Panch Phoran in many recipes which is blend of five spices mustard, cumin, kalonji, fenugreek and fennel seeds. They also use mustard oil or ghee for tempering.
Papaya helps to reduce cholesterol and improves digestion. This is the first time I am cooking papaya as well as tasted it. We all liked it a lot and I should try to make many dishes using papaya. This gravy is so simple and pairs well with rice as well as rotis. You can make it as dry or add little coconut milk and make it as curry. You can add potato or any other vegetable along with raw papaya. I used mustard oil for tempering.
Challenge for this month in Shhh Secretly cooking challenge FB group is Odisha cuisine. We have group of food bloggers who are paired up and each one gives two secret ingredients based on theme. Other one needs to cook using those two secret ingredients. My partner for this month was very talented blogger Sasmita who blogs at firsttimercook. She has some amazing collection of recipes from different cuisine. Check out her space for more interesting recipes. She gave me mustard oil and raw papaya as my secret ingredients. I gave her sugar and mustard oil as secret ingredient.
Do try and let me know your feedback. You can also try the below recipes
How to make Amruta Bhanda dry with step by step pictures
Remove the skin of papaya and cube them.
Add 1 tbsp oil and add the raw papaya
Saute them for 4-5 minutes and transfer to plate.
In the same oil temper with mustard, fenugreek, fennel and cumin seeds.
Once it browns add the finely chopped onions and ginger garlic paste.
Saute nicely for few mins and add the chopped tomatoes.
Saute nicely till tomatoes are mushy and add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala.
Mix it nicely and add the shallow fried papaya.
Add little water and cook till papaya is soft and all water is absorbed.
Finally garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Amruta Bhanda dry is ready to serve with hot rice or rotis.