July 29, 2015

Papaya jam recipe, papaya halwa

Papaya jam recipe - This is a very simple and delicious papaya jam recipe. Now beautiful orange coloured ripened papayas are available here in abundance. Whenever I visit vegetable market I bring papaya and to get the most nutrition from it we eat it in its natural form. Papaya is an amazing fruit with vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fibre and antioxidants which is excellent for eyes, digestive system and skin. 

But the worst part is that it is a perishable fruit, even in the refrigerator the ripe papaya is durable for few days. So to make the most of its use after eating, I make jam with the remaining papaya. This papaya jam is very useful in making bread, jam and cheese sandwich, to fill muffins, baked cream rolls, making milkshakes, topping for pan cakes, flat breads and so on.

Sometimes, I also make smoothie of papaya with mango, apple, pineapple and chikoo. This jam is really very easy to prepare. Just boil papaya and sugar  till it achieves the thick jam consistency and mix cardamom powder after that. The combination of the flavor of papaya and cardamoms are simply awesome and I like it most.

stored papaya jam in a bottle

Papaya Jam-Papaya Halwa


Prep time : 5 mins 
Cook time : 15 mins       
Total time : 20 mins
Recipe type :Dessert
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : 2 cups jam
Author : Vidya Chandrahas


Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 medium sized ripe papaya or 4 cups papaya pieces
  • 1 cup  sugar
  • 6 cardamoms


Method
  1. Wash and peel the papaya, then cut into small pieces. 
  2. Put the papaya in a pan and keep it over a medium  flame. 
  3. Add the sugar to it. Stir to combine the sugar and papaya.
  4. When the sugar melts and papaya pieces start to boil, the mixture loosens. At this stage mash the papaya pieces with the back of a spoon.
  5. Cook till the papaya become soft and mixture become thick and start to leave the edges. 
  6. When the mixture become slightly sticky and turns into lump turn off the flame. 
  7. On a stone board put a tsp of sugar and cardamom seeds. Roll a roller pin over it to make a fine cardamom powder.  
  8. Add the above prepared cardamom powder to the jam and mix well.
  9. Leave it so for 15 minutes. After that, transfer the jam into a glass bottle. 
  10. This papaya jam can be stored for a week. Further you can store it in
    the refrigerator for about 10 days.


    Note
    1. Similar type of jam can be prepared with apple, pineapple, raw mango and beetroot. 
    2. As the sugar changes its consistency very fast, when the jam is almost done, reduce the flame  so that it should not turn too sticky and hard.
    3. To get a tangy taste you can squeeze half a lime in the jam when it is cool. But I have not added it as we like the sweet jam.


Papaya jam recipe with step by step pictures


Wash and peel the papaya, then cut into small pieces. Put the papaya in a pan and keep it over a medium flame.
papaya pieces in a pan

Add the sugar to it.
add sugar and keep on low flame

Stir to combine the sugar and papaya.
stir to combine

When the sugar melts and papaya pieces start to boil, the mixture loosens. At this stage mash the papaya pieces with the back of a spoon.
sugar starts melting

Cook till the papaya become soft and mixture become thick and starts to leave the edges. When the mixture become slightly sticky and turns into lump turn off the flame.
jam turns thick

On a stone board put a tsp of sugar and cardamom seeds. Roll a roller pin over it to make a fine cardamom powder.
powder the crdamoms

Add the above prepared cardamom powder and mix well. Leave it so for 15 minutes.
add cardamom powder to the jam

After that, transfer the jam into a glass bottle.This papaya jam can be stored for a week. Further you can store it in the refrigerator for about 10 days.
storethe papaya jam in a bottle

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4 comments:

  1. superb lip smacking jam.Hope papaya jam is available in the market.

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  2. Papaya jam looks so delicious.. Nice color..

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