Green Papaya (Omakka/Kaplanga)Thoran

Unripened papaya: 1
Shallots: 6
Green chillies: 4 (you can use kanthari instead)
Grated coconut: 1 cup
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Garlic: 4 pods
Curry leaves: a few
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Oil and salt: as required


Peel the papaya skin


Cut it into two halves and deseed it.


Grate the papaya.


Coarsely grind the coconut, shallots, garlic, cumin and green chillies.

Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard. Add the grated papaya and the ground coconut mix and sprinkle water.
Add required salt and cook on low heat covered for 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.


  1. I have seen very few recipes featuring raw papayas sojo! This is really interesting. We make a version of "Aavakura" with papaya pieces, and a paste of rice and sesame seeds. Very yummy. Your recipe looks delicious too!

  2. Wowwwwwwww.. Looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for sharing :)