Amitar Khar (Papaya Khar)

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Amitar Khar (Papaya Khar)


  • Fish head: 500 gms
  • Salt: to rub the fish pieces
  • Papaya: 500 gms
  • Mustard oil: 2tbsps
  • Crushed garlic cloves: 1/2 tbsp
  • Slit green chillies: 2
  • Salt: to taste
  • Sugar: 1/2 tsp
  • Kolakhar: 1 tbsp or sodiumbicarbonate: 1/4 tsp
  • Hot water: 100 ml
  • ginger paste: 1tsp
  • Mustard oil (for garnishing): 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies( for garnishing): 2


    • Make 4 pieces of the fish head.
    • Clean, wash and drain the pieces. Rub salt to it.
    • Peel wash and dice the papayas
    • In a pressure cooker heat oil and fry the garlic till brown.
    • Add the fish head pieces and stir for a minute.
    • Add papaya and stir for about half a minute.
    • Add slit green chillies, salt, sugar and kolakhar or sodium bicarbonate.
    • Add water and close cooker. Bring to full pressure and reduce heat.
    • Cook for another 3 minutes and switch off the gas.
    • When slightly cool open cover and add ginger paste.
    • Stir and close cover.
    • After 2 minutes open cover. The Papaya khar is ready to be served.
    • Garnish with mustadr oil and green chillies.
    • Enjoy AMITAR KHAR with boiled rice.

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