How to make Papaya Ke Launj -

Raw papaya marmalade.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Raw papaya (कच्चा पपीता ), Onion Seeds

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Papaya Ke Launj

Papaya Ke Launj Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Papaya Ke Launj Recipe

  • Raw papaya 500 grams

  • Onion Seeds

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Red chilli powder (deghi mirch) 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 3 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Aniseeds (saunf) coarsely powdered 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Thinly slice the raw papaya. Parboil and drain. Set aside. Heat ghee and add asafoetida, onion seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Add two cups of water and stir. Add sugar and let it dissolve. Continue to cook till a syrup is formed. Add salt.

Step 2

When the sauce is done, add papaya slices and let it cook till the slices become tender. Add aniseed powder and stir. Let it cool completely before storing.

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