Monday 4 June 2012

Thai Raw Papaya Salad- Som Tam

Thai Green papaya salad, a delicious and crunchy salad with a lovely tangy sweet and sour flavour.This salad is very popular in thailand , you can find the original recipe here. I have adapted the recipe to make it vegetarian by omitting the fish sauce and shrimp paste.


1 medium raw papaya
2 tablespoons roasted peanuts coarsely chopped
12 Cherry tomatoes cut in halves
1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
1 long red sweet pepper cut into thin  juliennes
1 green chilli finely chopped
10 basil leaves roughly torn

1 clove garlic finely minced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soya sauce(replacing fish sauce)
1 tablespoon sweet and sour chilli sauce(replacing shrimp paste)
1 green chilli finely chopped
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Peel the papaya and cut in half.
2. Discard the seeds and grate or cut the papaya into very thin long juliennes.
3. Add the papaya to a large bowl, add the red pepper, chilli, coriander and half the peanuts and half the coriander.Toss together.
4. In a screw top jar add all the ingredients listed under dressing and mix well.
5. Pour the dressing over the papaya mixture and toss well.
6. Transfer the salad to a serving dish and sprinkle with remaining peanuts and coriander.

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  1. Dear Nayana
    How are you?
    Very nice recipe.It is different from the one I eat here. May be there are many variations. Noting down, will make it once I am back
    Have a nice week

  2. LOve love love papaya salad. And ever so thankful for the vegetarian options.

  3. Nice and healthy fruit salad...perfect for sunny hot days...

  4. Yummy salad. Never tried uncooked raw papaya but willing to give this a try.


  5. Could you do a simple, authentic and tasty Pad Thai recipe please.


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