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Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Condiments | 2 comments

BBQ Papaya Chutney

BBQ Papaya Chutney

Papaya…Where do i start?Well,it is one of those fruit,which i do not like much.It is sweet and buttery.It is tremendously  good for digestion …and on and on ..the long list of good-for-you goes.It grows easily,i have heard.Easily available as raw and ripe,cheap,back then in India.Those must have been the reasons that it made regular appearances at our home growing up.

Cut Papaya

Cut Papaya

Though,i am not a fan of ripe papaya,I do like raw,green papaya in many Indian side dishes from sweet to savory.However,more often,we just ate ripe sliced papaya.So i got the ripe Papaya,the only kind that i could get here in our store.It sat in my refrigerator for couple of days and every time i open the fridge,it gave me the look,as if i have deserted it in cold to sit and rot.

So i decided to take it out finally to redeem it.Well,my goal was to make Papaya BBQ sauce for basting but i got distracted and it cooked longer then asked for.I didn’t think it was qualified to be called ‘sauce’ any longer,so i am calling it chutney,not that chutney is always thick but it could be thick too…so anyway,i followed this Papaya BBQ Sauce recipe   and adjusted rest of the ingredients accordingly.

It is sweet,tangy and spicy.It is not only great on Chicken.It  will be perfect for any kind of paratha, samosas, aloo chops etc.

Thai Chicken with Papaya BBQ chutney

Thai Chicken with Papaya BBQ chutney

I served it with Thai spiced roasted chicken and Paprika Potatoes.Simply lather the chicken in your favorite blend of Thai Spice and roast away.I used leg quarters but you can use cut of your choice.

BBQ Papaya Chutney


  1. 2-1/2 cup ripe cubed Papaya
  2. 1/2 Medium chopped Onion
  3. 1 small clove of Garlic
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of Chili Flakes
  5. 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  6. 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  7. 1/2 Tablespoon Oil
  8. Juice of 1/4 lemon
  9. 1 cup of water


  1. In a pan,heat some oil.Add onion and saute it until it is translucent.
  2. Add rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cook it at medium -low heat,mashing it as it cooks.
  4. Let is cook for 45 mins.Until the color deepens and it is thick
  5. Enjoy.




  1. Do you remember, the papaya chutney which is papa ‘s specialty. Very thin slices of papaya is cooked in sugar syrup and lemon juice and bit of Garam Masala. The papaya slices would become translucent, and would look like they are made of plastic. It is a interesting one.

  2. I think,he used ‘raw’ papaya.I can find only ‘ripe’ papaya here in regular store.I am sure,’raw’ is available in ethnic/speciality store.It goes very well with ‘aloo-chop’ we had.

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