The Health Benefits of Green Papaya and a New Beaut Recipe to Showcase this Mighty Fruit
If you live in an area where green papaya is in season right now I suggest making the most of it as green papaya rocks not only in taste but in the nutrition and health benefits department.
My sister in law loves green papaya and unfortunately she doesn’t get it so much as she lives in Canberra. My sister in law grew up in Timor Leste knows all of the benefits of this mighty fruit. The smaller the green papaya the more bitter it is and the more healthful. Green papaya is great for helping with digestion, nausea when pregnant, it has high folate content which is great for pregnancy, has been found to help with menstruation pain, fabulous for skin health due to lots of Vitamin E, packed with potassium and vitamin C. So if you can find green papaya start including it in your diet. It is a fabulous food.
My all time favourite Green Papaya
recipe I have already shared with you.
So it is this very tasty curry recipe that I now share with you as it’s a ripper. So tasty.
Green Papaya Curry Kerala Style
1 green papaya peeled, deseeded and cubed
2 large tomatoes roughly chopped
1 large onion roughly chopped
2 large cloves garlic roughly chopped
2 cm piece ginger roughly chopped
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1 star anise
5 pepper corns
1 small nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cardamom
2 chilli (optional)
1 tsp salt
1 cup desiccated or shredded coconut
1 bunch greens shredded( I used collard greens from my garden)
- Place the spices and coconut in a dry wok and stir for 2 minutes or until you start to smell the spices. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, salt an chilies along with 1 litre filtered water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
- Place all the ingredients from the wok into a blender and blitz until relatively smooth.
- Return back to the wok and add 1 to 2 cups more water depending on how thick your sauce is. Add the green papaya and simmer for 10 minutes then add the shredded greens. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the papaya is soft.
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How are you all?
It is certainly a tough time for many right now and rather than the usual promotion of my cooking school that I do at the end of many of my newsletters I just thought to give that a miss this week and check in with you all. I really wonder how you are all doing. I hope you are well and life is not too disrupted or chaotic for you.
If you are struggling I can only recommend one thing really and that is to get in that kitchen, put on some inspiring music and get your cooking on. Cooking is life, we need to eat of course for optimum health and cooking can also be so creative. No matter what mood I am in as soon as I put on that apron I am in my happy place.
Happy cooking everyone and keep the requests for future recipes rolling in.
Have a great week
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