Pappaya Sweet(Papaya Khadi)

pappaya khadi

In coastal Karnataka, we find Papaya trees in almost all the courtyards of the houses. We like ripe papaya fruit. It is full of A vitamin. As raw, it is used as a vegetable in many dishes.

We use the half ripe ones for preparing these khadis. My grandmother used to prepare these khadis very often and we liked them very much. I used to make them a lot when my children were small.

2 cups grated papaya
1/2 tea spn cardamom powder

In a thick bottomed pan, cook grated papaya with 2 – 3 tablespoon water. When papaya is cooked, measure it with a cup. Use quantity of sugar (If the cooked papaya is 1 cup, use 1 cup sugar) and continue cooking on a low flame. Keep stirring to avoid sticking to the bottom. Cook till the mixture becomes dry and the ends get whitish color.
Take off the heat. Add cardamom powder.
Grease a plate with ghee and spread the mixture with the help of a rolling pin (apply ghee to the rolling pin to avoid sticking) Allow the mixture to cool. Cut into desired shape and store in an airtight container.


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23 thoughts on “Pappaya Sweet(Papaya Khadi)”

  1. wow…. i was waiting to prepare anything from papaya… cz this papaya is not swt as we get in India… Thanks a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Looks lovely, almost like halwa. I have never tasted any sweet made from papaya, I am going to try it. Thank you for the interesting recipe.

  3. Hey that Papaya Khadi looks gorgeous. I just bought a papaya today. This one is for eating at breakfast tomorrow but the next one I buy will be made into Papaya Khadi . Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi, I tried this dish yesterday. I took 2 cups of grated papaya…then after cooking, i checked & it was 1 & 1/2 grated papaya. Then i added 1 cup sugar. Then i followed all ur instructions but when i tried cutting it into small pieces,it was still in paste form. I even kept it in fridge but it didnt help :(. Please could you tell me what could have gone wrong. Its urgent coz i need to try it out over the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ thankss

    1. Looks like you used less sugar. The recipe calls for 1 cup sugar for 1 cup cooked pappaya. If you use less sugar, the paste won’t become hard.

  5. Very interesting dish. Never made it before. Book marked. I am hosting my first blog event plus giveaway รขโ‚ฌโ€œ Valentines Special. Do check it out and be a part of it. Would be great..!

  6. Thanks Shilpa, I will try it out today evening again. Also, yesterday I had made til ladoos & they were just toooo good ๐Ÿ™‚ hopefully same will be with papaya wadis…

  7. My Mom Had Thtusday Fast…No salt…I bring papaya for her to eat but it was Unripe….I look for d reciepe…and cook d same….She loved it….Thanx a lot…

  8. Wow looks yummy. But the papaya that has come to my home is ripe. Can I use ripe papaya pulp rather than grated papaya? Will it spoil? Has anybody on this forum tried? Kindly help.

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