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18 Dec 2011

Amita Khar

Papaya Khar*

*Alkaline. "The khar is a signature class of preparations made with a key ingredient, also called khar. The traditional ingredient is made by filtering water through the ashes of a banana tree, which is then called kola khar (The name derived from the locale term of Banana, "Kol" or "Kola")"~ wikipedia


  • Raw Papaya- 1 (Medium size)
  • Masoor dail- 1/3 Cup
  • Cauliflower leaves & stems, Bottle Gourd Peels (Optional)
  • Baking Soda- 1 pinch
  • Garlic- 5-6 pods
  • Green Chilly- 3-4
  • Mustard Oil and Salt

  • Heat little Oil in a pressure cooker
  • Add crushed Garlic pods and Green chillies
  • Cut and add the Papaya, Masoor Dail, Soda, Salt and the other vegetables, mix well
  • Add 2-3 cups water and cook for 2 whistles
  • Add a tsp of Mustard Oil
  • Serve with warm Rice.

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