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Cabbage, Carrot Stir Fry with Papaya (Sambharo) Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Carrot(s) : 3 whole
  • White cabbage(s) : 0.5 whole
  • Green papaya(s) : 1 whole
  • Garlic clove(s) : 3 whole
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • Ground turmeric : 2 Tsp
  • Green chilli(s) : 2 whole
  • Dark mustard seed(s) : 2 Tsp
  • Ground coriander : 1 Tsp
  • Curry leaf(-ves) : 12 whole
  • Fresh coriander : 0.25 bunch
  • Caster sugar : 2 Tsp
  • Maldon salt : 4 pinch(es)
  • 1

    Peel the papaya, remove the white seeds and then grate it with a mandolin or box grater.
    Top and tail the and grate the carrot.
    Split the chilli lengthwise and if desired, remove the seeds and membrane.Slice finely.
    Finely slice the cabbage .
    Peel the garlic and cut into slices.
    Juice the lemon.

  • 2

    Pick the coriander leaves for garnish.

  • 3

    Heat oil in a pan and then add the mustard seeds. Once the seeds start crackling add the garlic slices, chilli, ground coriander and curry leaves, and stir over a gentle heat for 1-2 minutes.

  • 4

    Add turmeric, cabbage and carrot. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes or till slightly cooked but remain crisp and crunchy.

  • 5

    Add the grated papaya and sauté for approx. 1 more minute.
    Season with the salt, sugar and lemon juice and cook for a further minute (be careful not to overcook the papaya).

  • 6

    Serve sprinkled with the sliced coriander.

Chef's tip

« Try this recipe with Asafoetida / Hing powder to enrich the dish. It has a very special pungent flavour.»

Sambharo is a quick stir fry made usually of cabbage and carrots. It is flavoured with chillies and spices, lemon juice. It works as a side dish or a salad as well.

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  • Preparation  15mins
  • Cooking time  5mins
  • Rest time  0h