Sweet raw papaya from the Bengali Cuisine
Desserts, Preserves, Sweets and savories
peeled and the white flesh sliced thin.
Wash and peel the papaya well.
Slice into thin chip like pieces to get one cup of losely packed pieces
In a sauce pan add water and sugar and prepare a simple syrup on low heat
Now add the papaya pieces and salt and bring to a boil
Cover and simmer till the papaya pieces cook and attain glass like appearence
Remove the cover and simmer till most of the liquid is absorbed.
Remove from heat and ad the lemon juice
Mix well and set aside for 10 minutes.
It is now ready to serve.
The tadka on top is totally optional. I have used one tsp ghee to temper nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and a small red chilli.
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