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candies raw papaya

 Plastic chutney

Sweet raw papaya from the Bengali Cuisine
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Desserts, Preserves, Sweets and savories
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup drinking water
  • 1 cup raw papaya peeled and the white flesh sliced thin.
  • 6 tbsp unrefined sugar or jaggery
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 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
    raw papaya
  • 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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