Raw green papayas - 2
Fresh green peas - 1/4 kg
Chana dal - 1 tblsp
Yellow moong dal - 1 tblsp
Curry leaves - few
Urad dal - 1 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Salt as required
Ghee for seasoning.
Fresh grated coconut.
Black pepper corns - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 4-5
Dry roast and grind into paste:
Dry red chillies
Remove the raw papaya skin with a peeler and cut into small pieces.
Remove the fresh peas from its pod.
Wash the vegetables nicely and put in a vessel.
Now add chana dal and moong dal to the vegetables and add water and pressure cook till the vegetables are cooked nicely.
In the mean time take a kadai and dry roast urad dal, black pepper and dry red chillies and grind with fresh grated coconut and jeera into a smooth paste.
After the veggies are cooked, remove from cooker and add salt curry leaves and the ground paste and mix nicely.
Now take a kadai and add little ghee and season with urad dal, mustard seeds and hing and pour it over the kootu.
The Papaya kootu is now ready to be eaten either with rice and ghee or with phulka chappathis.