- Grated Green Papaya, preferably a small one.
- 100 grams of dried shrimp.
- 2 Medium onions chopped fine
- 2 Green chilies chopped fine.
- A couple of garlic cloves chopped up.
- Curry Leaves
- Turmeric powder
- Mustard oil
The first thing is to get liter of water to full boil. Then switch off the heat and add the dried shrimp to it. Leave it covered for at least 30 mins. This will remove all the grit from the shrimp and also re-hydrate them. This step will also remove a lot of the strong smells associated with dried seafood.
Saute onions, garlic, green chilies and curry leaves in mustard oil. When they are well cooked, sprinkle some turmeric powder and mix in the re-hydrated shrimps. Cook covered on low heat for about 10 mins.
Open and add the grated green papaya. Cook on high heat till the papaya gets slightly caramelized and its volume has come down by almost 30 to 40 percent. Check and add some salt if needed.