Monday, January 5, 2015

KACCHE PAPITE KA CHUNDA ( Sweet and sour pickle made from grated raw papaya )


Traditionally chunda is made with raw mango. I had got a raw papaya for using as a meat tenderizer. As I just needed a small piece for this and was wondering what to do with the remaining one. Tried making chunda with it and was happy with the result.  It was absolutely delicious.You can relish it with Koki, parathas or mathris.
Here goes the recipe.


Ingredients:
Raw papaya ... 4 cups ( peeled and grated)
Sugar ............. 1 cup
Oil ................ 1/4 cup
Cinnamon stick ... 2-3 pieces
Black pepper corns ... 1 tsp
Onion seeds ............ 1 tsp
Black cardamoms ..... 1-2
Bay leaves .............. 1-2
Cumin seeds ............. 1 tsp
Shahi jeera / kummel seeds ... 1 tsp
Dried red chillies ........... 3-4
Red chilli powder ........ 1/4 tsp
Salt ................... 1 tsp
Vinegar .......... 1/4 cup

Method:
1. Heat oil in a pan and tip in the whole spices mentioned in the list.
2. Toss them a little and add the grated papaya.
3. Saute it for a few minutes and simmer it to cook for 5-7 minutes.
4. Keep stirring in between to cook evenly.
5. Add the salt, red chilli powder and sugar and keep stirring until the sugar is absorbed and the papaya turns translucent.
6. Finally stir in the vinegar. Mix well and allow it to cool.
Store in a sterilized jar.

Note: The sugar content can be reduced or increased as per your preference.


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