Curried Warm Papaya Salad – an unusual, simple, healthy warm salad perfect for a cold winter day

We are in the middle of frigid subzero temperatures in Toronto, even though I love salads, I did not want to have something cold and then I remembered this salad which is served with a steamed snack in India. I have modified and simplified this salad to suit my taste. Hope you will love the simplified version.  

Green raw papayas are an amazing powerhouse of nutrients. It is low in sodium, high in potassium (so very good for your heart !!), high in antioxidants and good source of digestive enzyme papain.       

A simple delicious, nutritious salad with texture and no ATTTITUDE!!!!

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2 cups peeled and grated papaya

1/2 tsp. black mustard seeds

2 green chillies slit lengthwise 

juice of 1/2 lemon or lime

1 tbsp. vegetable oil

salt to taste


1. Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the mustard seeds on medium heat till they are white and stop popping ( you may keep a lid so that they do not fly all over the place).

2. Add the green chillies, 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder and grated papaya and saute’ for few minutes till the papaya loses the raw, dense look and is somewhat softened.

3. Turn off the the stove, add lime juice and salt and serve.


Serving Suggestions – may serve as a side salad or as a filling for crepes and wraps.


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