Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe

A delicious kofta curry made with crispy raw papaya balls dipped in creamy and spicy yogurt curry.

Archana's Kitchen
Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe
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Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe is a healthy twist to the usual kofta curry recipe. The koftas are made with a combination of cabbage, potatoes and Besan flour mixture. It is then mildly spiced up with Indian masala and fried on a kuzhi paniyaram pan. Once koftas are made it is carefully dipped into a yogurt based curry that is thickened using roasted sunflower seeds.

Serve the Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe along with Tawa paratha, Lauki Raita Recipe by the side or also with just peas pulao.

If you are looking for more Kofta curry recipes here are some:

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  2. Vegetable Malai Kofta Curry Recipe (Non Fried)
  3. Malai Kofta Recipe (Non Fried)

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

45 M


4 Servings


    For the Koftas
  • 1 cup Raw papaya , grated
  • 1 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , chopped finely
  • 2 Potatoes (Aloo) , boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 2 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For the yogurt Gravy
  • 2 tablespoon Sunflower seeds , roasted
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • For tempering
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 inch Ginger , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • Oil

How to make Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe

  1. To begin making the Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe, add all the ingredients into a bowl for the koftas. Check for salt and mix well and shape them into small balls and keep it aside.

  2. Heat a kuzi paniyaram pan with little oil in each holes. Once the pan becomes hot, place the koftas and fry them till it forms a nice golden crust on the outside. Keep turning them by using a spoon.

  3. Take the koftas out and do the same for the rest of the batch.

  4. Heat a pan with oil, add the sunflower seeds and roast them well till it is golden brown. Allow it to cool down and grind it in a mixer to a smooth paste by adding little water.

  5. Take a small mixing bowl and add curd, besan, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, salt and ½ cup water and whisk well till it combines and forms a smooth mixture.

  6. Heat a kadai with oil, add mustard seeds, bay leaf and curry leaves. Allow them to crackle and add chopped ginger garlic into the pan and saute until it softens.

  7. Add the mixed yogurt mixture and keep turning using a spatula till it thickens, adjust the thickness of the gravy as you want and check for salt.

  8. To serve, place the koftas in a serve plate and pour over the curry on top and garnish it with coriander leaves if you wish.

  9. Serve the Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe along with Tawa parathaLauki Raita Recipe by the side or also with just peas pulao