Green Papaya Curry – Healthier Steps
I decided to prepare green papaya curry to highlight this versatile tropical fruit. Mainly as papaya alone, in a smoothie or in a fruit salad. If you haven’t tried papaya yet, then you want to see this article to find out What is papaya?
Curry Green papaya Green papaya
is the unripe fruit of papaya,
native to Central America, but is now grown in tropical regions of the world throughout the Caribbean and even here in Florida
My first memory of eating green papaya was when my mother used it as a meat tenderizer for stews. Later I had it when I visited the island of Antigua when it was prepared boiled in salted water and served as a garnish for vegetables.
Green papaya is popular in many Asian cuisines where it is prepared as a salad, in stews, stewed. I decided to make a Jamaican-style curry that turned out so tasty.
Green papaya is sold in
most major supermarkets, Caribbean and Asian supermarkets. It is usually sold when the skin is green or yellow-green
After buying papaya, you will need to store it in the refrigerator to prevent it from becoming ripe if you do not intend to prepare the curry right away. However, if you leave it on a dry counter for a couple of days. The skin will turn yellow with orange flesh.
Some of the health benefits of green papaya I also had to emphasize
the amazing health benefits of green papaya
. It contains more papain, a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins in the body than ripe papaya. Papain helps improve digestion.
contains a good source of fiber and latex that help waste pass from the colon more easily.and
The carotenoids found in papaya, are converted by the body into vitamin A. Vitamin A improves eye health, prevents macular degeneration.
Green Papaya Curry Ingredients
- Green Papaya
- Garlic Ginger
- Curry Turmeric Powder
- Milk Water
- Scotch Salt
- Bonnet Pepper
Coconut Oil Onion
How to make
? Cut the papaya
- in half lengthwise, with a sharp knife, glue the thin green skin of the papaya,
- take out the immature white seeds (optional). Cut the papaya into cubes of about 1/2 inch. Set aside
- the hot oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
- garlic, ginger, green onion, thyme and cook for a minute stirring
- Add curry powder, turmeric, cumin and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds
- Add the papaya cubes to cover. Add coconut milk, water, salt and pepper.
- Bring the curry to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer for 25-30 minutes, crush some of the papayas
- Serve with cooked brown rice or quinoa.
Other Amazing Curry Recipes
- Bean Curry Okra
- Curry Cauliflower Turnip Curry
If you liked this post and would love to see more, join me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
Get discounted copies of my cookbook here.
Also please leave a star rating 😉
Need some encouragement on your Healthier Steps journey?
Join our Facebook groups, sharing many delicious vegan and gluten-free recipes, health tips, etc., from our members. Please join us and invite your friends Gluten free and vegan for beginners and vegan recipes