Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Indian Raw Papaya Pickle #Foodie Extravaganza {Party}

          Another Foodie Extravaganza Party is here . This time for this May 2020 it is International Pickles week party. International Pickles week is on the third week of May. We has to make our favorite recipe of pickle or recipe using pickles etc.   Lacto - fermented  or quick pickled . Our host is Camila of Culinary Adventures with Camila .

   Pickles has been a favourite in every cuisine . Pickles are a means of preserving the vegetables for the colder seasons when the fresh vegetables can't be sourced . Mostly pickles are made during summer season in India. There are many varities of pickles made in India.  I choose to make this quick raw papaya pickle.

  We have a papaya tree in our garden . We used to enjoy ripe papaya and I wanted to make a pickle with raw papaya.

  As this raw papaya pickle  is quick pickle , it can be relished once it is made.

Requirements :

1 cup chopped Raw Papaya
 Half tsp Red chilli powder 
Salt to taste 
Quater tsp Mustard seeds
2tbs Sesame oil
Half Lemon
To roast :
Half tsp Fenugreek 
Half tsp Mustard seeds

Method :

Dry  roast fenugreek and mustard seeds till the aroma comes , take care not to burn.
Grind the roasted fenugreek and mustard  seeds to a fine powder.
Heat a tablespoon of sesame oil in a pan , add the mustard seeds and let it splutter.
 Add the chopped papaya pieces and saute for ten minutes. 
 Add the chilli powder , salt and grounded fenugreek - mustard powder , mix well.
Take off flame and let it cool.
Add the lemon juice and remaining sesame oil , mix well. 
Indian Raw papaya pickle is ready to eat.
Serve with curd rice , lemon rice , roti or paratha.

Notes :

  Peel the skin of the papaya and wash it before chopping it into small pieces.

Increase or decrease the chilli powder according to the spice level . 

Tamarind paste can be used instead of lemon juice.

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This month Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is hosting this month's #FoodieExtravaganza.
She wrote: "International Pickles Week is the third week in May. Let's share your favorite recipes for
making pickles, using pickles, etc. Lacto-fermented. Quick-pickled. It's all fair game!
" Here's the list of our pickled creations...

  • Hot Pepper Vinegar by Palatable Pastime

  • Indian Raw Papaya Pickle by Sara's Tasty Buds

  • Japanese Pickled Ginger by Caroline's Cooking

  • Lime & Beer Pickled Red Onions by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

  • Middle Eastern Pickled Turnips by Pandemonium Noshery

  • Pickled Pork Tongue by A Day in the Life on the
  • Farm

  • Pickled Rainbow Chard Stems by Culinary Adventures with
  • Camilla

  • Pickled Star Goosebery by Sneha's Recipe

  • Spicy Pickled Grape Tomatoes by Food Lust People Love


    1. I love making quick pickles as a side to our main course and am happy to have this recipe. Thanks

    2. I have never seen a papaya pickle before and I have been looking forward to this one since I saw it on the line up. I can't wait to try it.

    3. This is my kind of pickle! Spicy and fragrant.

    4. How cool to own a papaya tree! This sounds delicious.

    5. This looks so very flavorful!!