Monday, November 7, 2011

Raw papaya / mattar /Mushroom Kootu Raw papaya /fresh green peas /mushroom kootu


Raw Papaya - 1 small

Fresh green peas (mattar) - 1/4 kg

Mushroom - 1 small can /tin (button mushrooms)

Chana dal - 1 Tblsp

Yellow moong dal - 1 Tblsp

Freshly grated coconut - 1 1/2 Tblsp

Curry leaves - few

Coriander leaves - for garnishing.

Jeera - 1 1/2 tsp

For seasoning:

Urad dal - 1 tsp

hing - a pinch

Ghee - 1 1/2 tsp

For grinding:

Jeera - 1 tsp

Coconut grated

Green chillies - 4-5


Peel the skin of papaya and cut into cubes.

Remove the mattar (green peas) from its pod.

Empty the mushroom can and wash the mushrooms nicely.

Take a vessel and put the papaya cubes,fresh peas and mushrooms.

Add the chana dal and moong dal and mix nicely.

Now add 1 1/2 tsp jeera and mix nicely.

Pour sufficient water on dals and veggies and pressure cook for 15 minutes

After the veggies and dals are cooked remove from the pressure cooker.

Now take a wet grinder and make a paste of jeera,coconut and green chillies.

Pour this masala on the cooked veggies and add salt and mix nicely.

put some curry leaves and mix.

Keep on the gas outside and cook for 5 minutes and remove from fire.

Garnish with coriander leaves and mix nicely.

Now take a kadai and season with ghee urad dal hing and mustard seeds.

Pour the seasoning over the kootu.

The raw papaya /green peas /mushroom kootu is ready to be had with chappathis

as a side dish or on plain rice with a few dollops of ghee.

I have incorporated mushroom in the south indian kootu just to make it a little interesting

and something new and tasty.

The mushrooms have blended wonderfully in the kootu and the kootu is yummy too.


  1. nice combination of ingredients...

  2. this is a different combo recipe, never tried like this! sounds yummy

  3. Unusual combination of vegetables and legumes. Must have been good with rotis.

  4. Healthy n yummy dish,nice combo.

  5. Nice combination........

    happily following drop at my space

  6. I never made kootu with papaya or even with mushroom! this one should be great with rice!

  7. Just mouthwatering...the recipe looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  8. This is really an interesting combo !!