Skip to main content

Assamese Papaya Khar Recipe / অমিতাৰ খাৰ

Papaya khar recipe

Khar is an alkali prepared from sun dried skin of some varieties of banana. It is prepared by filtering the water from the burn ashes of the skin of the banana. This khar extract is preserved in bottles and then used to make khar recipes. A traditional Assamese meal begin with khar. There are many different khar recipes and among them Papaya khar is very popular.

*To know how to prepare khar click here

Assamese Papaya Khar Recipe / অমিতাৰ খাৰ 

Papaya khar

📎Course : Side dish
📎Cuisine : Assamese 
🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 15 minutes 
🕞Total : 20 minutes
🍴Servings : 2

  • 1 cup chopped papaya 
  • 3-4 chopped garlic cloves 
  • 1-2 tbsp Khar 
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil 
  • Salt to taste 
  1. Boil papaya in a pressure cooker for 1 or 2 whistles. 
  2. In a pan heat mustard oil. 
  3. Add chopped garlic cloves. 
  4. When crackling, pour everything from the cooker. 
  5. Add khar and salt 
  6. Mix well and in medium heat cook for few minutes until papaya pieces  become tender. 
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Serve at lunch with rice.