When I worked at the Oberoi Grand in Calcutta many years back, there was a very popular condiment they would make all the time from Green papaya .they would call it plastic chutney because the papaya would get almost transparent look to it like a sheet of plastic.
The way to make it quite simple.
- Green papaya peeled and thinly sliced – 1 roughly 300 g
- Sugar – 300 g can go lesser really upto you
- Mustard seeds- 1/4 t
- Nigella seeds- pinch
- Fennel seeds – pinch
- Turmeric – 1/4 t
- Ginger peeled and chopped – 20 g
- white vinegar – 25 ml
- Salt to taste
Combine all ingredients and add about 100 ml water.
Simmer till tender and check seasoning.
Chill and refrigerate in a clean bottle and use with any kind of foods really.