Tropical Spice Fusion Delight

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Serves 2

Time: 30 mins


Spiced Papaya

  • 2 cups raw papaya cubes
  • 1 tablespoon curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped green chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 cup water


  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup water

Other Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon rock salt


  1. Heat a pot, and add all the spiced papaya ingredients. Cover and cook on low flame for 15 minutes.
  2. Place all the curry ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Heat another pot, and add all the other ingredients, except the rock salt. Roast until the spices become fragrant.
  4. Add the blended curry and the roasted spices to the pot of spiced papaya. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Switch off the stove, add the rock salt, and stir. cover for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with chapati and chutney.

Benefits of the Recipe:

  1. Rich in Antioxidants: Papaya is a powerhouse of antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene, supporting overall immune health and protecting the body from oxidative stress.
  2. Digestive Aid: Papaya contains enzymes like papain that aid in digestion, while spices like cumin, mustard, and fennel seeds further contribute to digestive health.
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Turmeric, a key ingredient in the curry, contains curcumin, known for its anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in the body.
  4. Good Source of Healthy Fats: Peanuts provide healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, promoting heart health and providing a satisfying and crunchy texture to the dish.
  5. Balanced Flavors: The combination of spices, including curry leaves, green chili, grated ginger, and the blend of roasted cumin and turmeric powder, creates a harmonious and flavorful profile.
  6. Low-Calorie Option: Papaya is low in calories and a great addition to a weight-conscious diet, providing essential nutrients without excess calories.
  7. Hydration: The use of water in both the spiced papaya and curry components helps keep the dish hydrated, contributing to overall hydration levels in the body.
  8. Versatile Meal Option: This dish can be served with chapati and chutney, offering a versatile and wholesome meal suitable for various dietary preferences.
  9. No Added Oil: The absence of cooking oil in the recipe makes it a lighter option, reducing overall calorie and fat content while still delivering robust flavors.
  10. Quick and Easy Preparation: The straightforward cooking process and readily available ingredients make this recipe convenient for those looking for a delicious and nutritious meal without extensive preparation time.

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