Kaplanga Pullissery

Omakka Moru curry / Kaplanga Pullissery is a traditional Kerala dish made with raw papaya, yogurt and a few spices. It is a simple and tasty dish that goes well with rice.


  • 1 cup raw papaya, peeled & diced
  • 1 cup yogurt, beaten
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek powder
  • 3 green chillies, sliced
  • 1 piece ginger, inch long, shredded
  • 4 garlic cloves, shredded
  • 4 shallots finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons oil


  1. Blend yogurt with water to make buttermilk and keep aside.
  2. Splutter mustard seeds in hot oil and sauté curry leaves, ginger, garlic, green chillies, shallots, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder.
  3. Add papaya, 1/4 cup water and salt. Cover the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes on low medium flame.
  4. Add buttermilk and keep stirring till its just heated.
  5. Serve kaplanga pulissery / omakka moru with steamed rice.

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