Chutney – An Indian side dish which is versatile and goes well with all meals of the day. From coconut to dates to mint and cilantro, Indians can make a chutney out of anything.
So, what is this plastic chutney? No, it’s not real plastic, it’s just a look alike. Made of raw papaya, this chutney is completely BPA and plastic free 🙂. The thin slices of raw papaya look exactly like strips of translucent plastic after cooked. A wonder from Indian cuisine.
Recipe of Plastic Chutney (Raw Papaya)
Green Papaya – thinly sliced- 120 gm
Sugar – 80 gm
Lemon juice – 1 table spoon
Salt – as per taste
Water: for cooking papaya & making sugar syrup
Boil water and salt in a pan and put the sliced papaya into them. Boil the mixture till the papaya slices are soft. When they become transparent, they are done – that’s the indication.
In separate pan boil water, add sugar and make a free-flowing sugar syrup. Strain this sugar syrup. Now put the boiled papaya slices into this and cook for 10 mins. Add roasted raisins, dates, cashews, and other dry fruits as you like. End the cooking by adding a spoon of lemon juice. This makes the papaya slices shine like plastic pieces.
India is known for its extraordinary cuisine and dishes like these just prove the same. Travel to India & experience the age old culture.
5 Ways to Immerse Yourself in the Exotic Indian Culture
A trip to historical monuments should be on cards
From Charminar in Hyderabad to Taj Mahal in Agra, India is filled with monuments, architectural wonders, landmarks that tell the glorious history of past.
Try the street food
From local pani puri(deep fried dumplings filled with potato and then dipped in tamarind sour water) to steamed momos to crunchy potato tikkis, Indian street food is delicious. Just keep a cold bottle water handy as at times they may be spicy to your palate. Indian cuisine is heavenly.
Visit during a festival like Holi, Diwali, or Dusshera
Festivals add color to the already colorful Indian culture. Northern states of India celebrate Holi, the festival of colors. Hampi’s Holi is something you shouldn’t miss.
Diwali is celebrated across India while for Dusshera, visit Kolkata. The city of joy truly looks enigmatic during this time.
Take a trip to a Village in India
Cities of India are globalized now but the real charm of India is in the villages or rural areas. Go for a handicraft or cooking course in rural India, I am sure you would take so much more than just a travel experience.
Shop traditional Indian wear like sarees or lehengas
Take some India with you. Must buy among Indian wear is Sarees for girls and dhotis for men. You can find rows of shops of these on every street in every city in India.