I am not a great fan of papaya, but at times I feel like having it especially on days I feel I should be eating healthy!, sometimes however I really enjoy some chilled sweet ripe papaya and feel how could I not like this??A very long time ago I had tasted kacche papita ka parantha (raw papaya parantha) and I remember I liked the taste so I thought of making these today.
Apart from being an excellent source of Vitamin A, it also contains the digestive enzyme-"papain", raw papaya is very good for tenderizing meat and if applied on the skin leaves it smooth and acne free!
Grated raw papaya -ready for stuffing into paranthas
- Raw papaya- 1 medium sized
- Coriander leaves- a handful, chopped
- Garam masala- 1 tsp.
- Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
- Ajwain -1/4 tsp.
- Salt to taste
- Wheatflour for dough
Grate the papaya and squeeze out excess water, add all the other ingredients, mix well and keep aside.
Knead dough the usual way , stuff with the prepared raw papaya stuffing, cook on a hot griddle (tawa), smear with some pure ghee on both sides cook till golden brown.
Raw papaya paranthas -ready to eat with pickle, yellow butter and curd
These paranthas turned out so delicious it was hardly possible to discover it's basis, and I can bet that if you don't tell someone what they are stuffed with, no one can guess!