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Chicken Papaya

Shoutout to Gordan Ramsey for re-introducing this amazing dish back in our kitchen. A recipe taken from our naanu's cookbook, enjoy our version of Chicken Papaya!

A simple chicken curry recipe with papaya-and-carrot infused broth. One of the best chicken curry recipe you can ever have!


Green Papaya 250 grams

Chicken legs 750 grams

Carrots 250 grams

Oil 1/4 cup

Onion sliced 1 cup

Garlic paste 1 tsp

Ginger paste 1 tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Raw cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon 2 stick

Cloves 4 pcs

Bay leaves 2 pcs

Cardamom 4 pcs

Black peppercorns 8-10 pcs

Green chilli 4 pcs

Salt to taste


  • Wash, peel and cut green papaya in small 2-inch size pieces.

  • Wash, peel and cut carrot in small pieces.

  • Wash and clean chicken pieces.


Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, add sliced onion and sauté until translucent. Add raw garam masala; black peppercorns, cardamom, cloves and bay leaves, along with chicken pieces. Stir and mix everything together with the spices. The caramelized onions will adds flavour into the chicken. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, raw cumin powder, garlic paste, ginger paste and salt to taste. Give everything a good mix and sauté over med-high heat for couple minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, close lid and cook for 5 mins over high heat (stir occasionally in between). Add green papaya, carrots and cook under closed lid again for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 1/2 cup water, reduce heat to medium flame and cook for 20 mins under closed lid.

Remove lid and check if the vegetables are cooked, if not, you can cook for another couple minutes. Add garam masala powder, roasted cumin powder, green chillies. Remove from heat.

Serve hot with steamed rice!



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