Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Green papaya or raw papaya salad is a very popular one among the Thai dishes. The fresh red chillies add the zing to it. They are crushed in a pestle and mortar along with other ingredients used for the dressing and mixed with the grated green papaya. If you don't have a pestle you can chop just them very finely. Usually dried shrimps and peanuts are added to this salad and it is called "SomTumThai". But you can skip adding the shrimps if you like and just add the crushed peanuts as I have done.

Green papaya ... 1 (peeled and grated about 2 cups)
Cherry tomatoes .. 4-5 (use normal one if you don't have the cherry tomatoes)
Green beans ....... 5-6
Bean sprouts ....... 1/2 cup
Fresh red chillies .. 1
Garlic .................... 1 clove
Lemon juice ......... 2 tbsps
Fish sauce ............. 1 tbsp
Palm sugar ........... 1 tbsp
Roasted and crushed peanuts .... 2 tbsps
Add salt only if you need as the fish sauce is salty.

1. Peel and grate the green papaya.
2. Boil the green beans lightly adding a little salt. They should remain crunchy and not overcooked. Cut them into 2 inch pieces.
3. Crush the red chillies and garlic. add the lemon juice, fish sauce and palm sugar. Mix them well. Add salt only if needed as the fish sauce is quite salty.
4. In a bowl mix the grated green papaya, sprouts, beans and tomatoes. If using cherry tomatoes cut them into two or the normal one into thin slices.
5. Add the prepared dressing and stir. 
6.  Just before serving mix the crushed peanuts. Garnish with chilli slices.


  1. Green papaya is a rarity over here, but I do like Thai flavours, so I bet this is delicious.

    1. Thanks dear.. yes it is crunchy and tangy :)

  2. I love Spicy food. I love spicy Papaya salad and your salad looks tempting.

  3. Delicious and healthy salad, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.


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