Raw Papaya is very healthy as it beats diabetes, aids in weight loss, improves digestion and helps beat constipation among other benefits. On the other hand coconut milk also helps to beat diabetes, improves digestion, relieves constipation and also helps in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
So here is a light and a comforting soup made of both raw papaya and coconut milk. This hearty one-pot meal can be enjoyed as a winter soup just as it is or with some croutons. Some days when you need something very simple and easy, this soup is the solution for you, to dish out.
- 1 medium size raw papaya, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1-2 bay leaves
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. cumin powder
- 1 tsp. fennel powder
- 1-2 green chilies, slit
- 1 tsp. sugar (opt)
- 2 cups thin coconut milk
- 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp. pepper powder or to taste
- 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
- 1 tsp. ghee
- 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
Heat oil in a pan. Temper with cumin seeds and bay leaves. Saute for a few seconds and then add the papaya, salt, turmeric powder, sugar, cumin powder, fennel powder and green chilies.
Stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the thin coconut milk and pepper powder. Cover and simmer on a low flame till the papaya turns soft.
Switch off the flame and add the thick coconut milk, garam masala powder and ghee. Mix well and leave it covered for 4-5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.