Talasani is a stir fry with garlic and chilly seasoning.It is a side dish had with rice.It is made with different vegetables.the most famous are tendle (ivy gourd) talasani,karathey (bittergourd) talasani,mulangi talasani etc…….Todays here is a talasni made with half ripe still firm papaya.It has a slight sweetish taste.The garlicky flavour n chillies together makes it a wonderful recipe.
- Half Ripe Papaya but firm : 1 bowl chopped into thin strips
- Dry red chillies : 2-3
- Garlic cloves : 8-10 nos crushed
- Oil : 2 tsp
- Jaggery : a groundnut size piece (optional)
- Salt to taste
Select a firm Papaya with green skin.when you cut it should have a slight orange colour . Remove the skin with a peeler and chop them into strips.
In a pan prepare seasoning with oil,when hot add crushed garlic cloves and fry for few minutes add dried red chillies broken into pieces and fry till the garlic turns light brown.See that you do not burn it.
Now add the chopped papaya,little water,salt n jaggery . Close lid and cook till the vegetable is soft and the water is completely dry.Do not add more water papaya needs very little water to cook.Too much of water will make it mushy.
Papaya Talasani is ready to serve with hot rice and dal or any saaru/rasam.