For the curry 1 medium raw papaya 2 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 dry red chilli 2 bay leaves 2 small stick cinnamon 1 medium onion thinly sliced 2-3 medium potatoes (cubed) ½ inch ginger grated 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 teaspoon garam masala

For masoor dal vada / red lentil fritters ½ cup masoor dal (red lentil) 2 green chilli 1 small onion finely chopped Salt to taste Oil for deep frying

Take soaked masoor dal (red lentil) and green chilli in a grinder jar

Grind into a paste

Add finely chopped onion and salt

Deep fry the fritters or vada. Set aside

Parboil peeled and cubed papaya. Drain water and set aside

Heat oil in a frying pan or kadhai

Add cumin seeds, dry red chilli, bay leaves, and cinnamon. Saute for a few seconds

Add sliced onions

Add cubed potatoes and fry till onions are golden brown.

Add ginger and saute for a few seconds

Add cumin powder, chilli powder, and turmeric

Add ¼ cup water and mix well

Cover and cook until the spices are completely cooked and the oil begins to release

Add the parboiled papaya

Fry for 2-3 minutes

Add 3 cups water and bring it to boil. Cover and simmer until the papaya and potatoes are completely cooked

Add the masoor dal vada and mix well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes

Add garam masala and mix well

Serve hot with steamed rice