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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Papaya Salad


Ingredients:
4 cups raw papaya (633g or 22.35oz)
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 cup roasted and unsalted peanuts
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 green chili or to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
a few chopped cilantro leaves

Preparation: Chop the raw papaya into small pieces.  Cook it in the microwave for 30 seconds, remove, stir the contents and again cook it in the microwave for another 30 seconds.
Depending on the ripeness of the papaya increase or decrease the cooking time.

Next, roast the cumin powder until it darkens and keep it aside.  Roast the peanuts until it starts to turn brown and keep it aside.

Assembling the salad:

Transfer the papaya to a larger bowl, add the chopped tomato and cucumber to the papaya and mix.  Next add the green chili and roasted cumin powder and mix.  Add the peanuts, salt, cilantro leaves and lemon juice and mix.

It is prefered to prepare the ingredients ahead of time and mix to prepare the salad before serving.


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