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How to prepare Pawpaw (Papaya)  Stew

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 Pawpaw Stew Recipe

Pawpaw also known as Papaya is a tropical fruit and it has great benefits to the body. Did you know that this fruit can be used in preparing delicious stew?  Learn and cook it yourself


Health benefits of Pawpaw  stew

It’s a good source of fibre, which helps bring down cholesterol.

It’s rich in antioxidants, Vitamins B and C, carotenes, flavonoids, and minerals including potassium and magnesium for body development.



1 medium-sized unriped Pawpaw

Smoked Fish or Cooked Meat (any of preference)

Fresh Tomatoes

Can Tomato

1 Onion

2 cloves of garlic

Ginger (quantity of choice)

Hot pepper

Cooking oil( any of preference)

Seasoning powder/cubes


Shrimp powder (if preferred)

Curry powder (if preferred)



Wash, peel pawpaw and cut it into pieces (remove seeds)

Pour inside a saucepan, add water and boil for 15-20mins until soft

Blend it and set aside

Wash and cut onion, garlic, ginger and pepper in pieces. Blend them

Heat oil and pour blended onion,garlic, ginger and pepper. Allow it to cook until it thickens

Add can tomato and cook for 2-5mins then add fresh tomatoes.

Add smoked fish or cooked meat. Add seasoning cube/powder or shrimp powder(if preferred) and curry powder. Allow it to simmer for 5-10mins

Add your blended pawpaw and salt to taste. Let it cook for 10mins(until you see oil on top of stew)

Serve Pawpaw stew with Rice or Yam. Enjoy!!!


Agatha Nyame
Agatha Nyame is a food lover, a musician and a nurse. She is the Chief Content Editor of My Recipe Joint. She spends most of her time recording music and sharing recipes to the everyday Ghanaian. Agatha is currently a practicing Nurse in Ghana. Get in touch via Telephone: +233 (0) 542 336 819


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