Shital's-Kitchen: Papaya Nu Sambhariyu

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Papaya Nu Sambhariyu

My husband was super excited when I bought a firm raw papaya that I found at the Indian store last week. He new I would make papaya nu athanu/sambhariyu, an accompaniment with jalebi and fafda :) As soon he woke up, he was in the kitchen to help me make the breakfast. So last Saturday we had a special Gujarati brunch of fresh jalebis, crisp savory fafdas, and some delicious raw papaya chutney/sambhariyu.

Raw Papaya Sambhariyu is a sweet and spicy dry chutney made of sliced or grated papaya. This condiment is very popular amongst Gujus and usually sold at a Gujarati farsan/snack shop. Every shop has their technique of making this chutney, and all taste delicious with the main ingredient, raw papaya.

Ingredients to make Papaya Nu Sambhariyu
1 small firm raw papaya
4 tbsp. oil
1/2 tbsp. mustard seeds
Few Green chillies chopped
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. haldi/tumeric
1 cup besan/chickpea flour or 2 cups crushed Khaman Dhokla

  • Peel papaya, cut into half, deseed, and thinly slice it.
  • Cut few green chillies.
  • In a pan heat 4 tbsp. oil. Add mustard seeds and fry green chillies for a minute. 
  • Add sliced papaya, salt, and tumeric powder. Mix well. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes till papaya is slightly tender. Do not overcook and make it mushy.
  • Add a cup of chickpea flour and 1 tbsp. sugar mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. (When this recipe is prepared in farsan shops, usually left over broken khaman dhokla is mixed in once raw papaya is cooked. So you could add 2 cups of crushed khaman dhokla instead of chickpea flour.)
  • Serve prepared sambhariyu with fafda and Jalebi.

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