Halwai April 15, 2019


• 500g – half-ripe Papaya
• 2 cups – Sugar
• 1 tsp – citric acid
• A few drops green food colouring


  1. Remove the peel and seeds of papaya and cut into big pieces.
  2. Boil till quite tender, drain out the water and prick the pieces with a fork.
  3. Put sugar and 1 cup water in a vessel. When it dissolves, put in the acid and boil for 2-3 mins, remove from fire and strain, then reheat and put in papaya and colour.
  4. Cook over a slow fire till the syrup strings a thread, remove and cool and bottle.