Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Sweet indeed (post 2, day 2)

The theme for the month of May in the challenge seems to be sweet… Now I know that it is extremely difficult to stick to sweet all 31 posts and anyways they have also mentioned thats its optional… but I thought I will atleast start with a sweet post 🙂

I have a papaya tree in my backyard and one day (quite sometime back) one raw papaya just fell down from the tree and the size of papaya from my trees was quite huge, I had once measured and it was about 3.5kgs and this one was even bigger… so the challenge was what to do with it… I toyed with the idea of papaya chutney but N doesnt like it too much and hence didnt want to do that with the whole papaya… I made some raw papaya vegetable but because of the sweetness it has it was rejected in my house 😦

Then suddenly a bulb lit in my head and I had an idea totally in style of the comic strips lol, I decided to try papaya halwa… everyone who heard that laughed intially but when it was ready it was over in a jiffy and it hence became a very sought after dessert in my house, I actually used to pluck raw papaya to make it

So here is the how I made it

1 kg raw papaya (peeled and diced)
jaggery to taste
dry fruits u want to add (cashew, almonds, raisins anything u wish to)
200g khoya (use can also put condensed milk if u dont have khoya, first time I made with condensed milk only)
2 tbsp ghee

Boil the papaya for 2 whistles with very little water
heat ghee and add the boiled papaya, mash it a little and roast for 5 mins
put the crushed jaggery and roast for another 5 mins
add the dry fruits and khoya, roast for 2-3 mins and its ready to enjoy

Trust me guys it was extremely tasty 🙂

13 comments on “Sweet indeed (post 2, day 2)

  1. Indian Home Maker
    May 7, 2009

    This recipe goes on my refrigerator!! Anything that can make a papaya taste good is welcome Monika…

  2. Indyeah
    May 7, 2009

    okay…lemme say it and cooking or anything even remotely connected with cooking…I fall asleep 😀 actually I get scared at my lack of cooking skills and hence avoid reading/cooking/ but not eating:Dso writing thsi comment coz I promised :Dso here’s to the papaya sweet dish 😀 and me as a guest over at your home 😀

  3. Prats
    May 7, 2009

    Wow Pappaya Halwa, That must have been really different… Will try the recipe some time.

  4. Life Begins
    May 7, 2009

    This one surely is a sweet post :)Papaya halwa sounded bit strange to me too but after reading it and thinking properly i am sure it would have been delicious. Let me see when i can try that. I am not sure If i canget papaya here that too raw.

  5. Anonymous
    May 7, 2009

    Ok, I know ghee, but what are jaggery and khoya?ellbee

  6. Phoenixritu
    May 8, 2009

    Wow, this is a new one. I must try it!

  7. Monika,Ansh
    May 8, 2009

    sounds good………wish I could cook too 🙂

  8. Mama-mia
    May 8, 2009

    wow! thats some serious innovation woman!! good for ya!! :)cheers!abha

  9. Rashmi
    May 8, 2009

    thanks for sharing ur unique receipe..havent heard of papaya halwa before Will definitely try my hand over this..

  10. Monika
    May 8, 2009

    IHM,thanks and welcome back u were missing from here for so long that I was starting to think somethings wrong 😦

  11. Monika
    May 8, 2009

    @Prats,good let me know if u like it

  12. Monika
    May 8, 2009

    @Rashmi,thanks do try it out, let me know if u like it

  13. Joy
    May 8, 2009

    I am not too much fan for papaya but yes I love all sorts of halwa.. Maybe I’ll try to make this one.. Have you tasted beetroot halwa?

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