Som Tam (Papaya Salad) Recipe

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Som Tam (Papaya Salad)
How to make Som Tam (Papaya Salad)
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A delicious Thai salad, Som Tam is a green papaya salad recipe that combines all four tastes - sour, chilli, sweet and salty. A healthy and delicious treat for brunch, lunch or a casual light dinner.

Ingredients of Som Tam (Papaya Salad)

  • 1 Small Green raw papaya, shredded
  • 4 Long beans, chopped
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 8 Cherry tomatoes (cut into quarters)
  • 6 Red or green chilly
  • 2 tbsp Palm sugar (or 1 Tbsp regular sugar)
  • 3 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Ground peanuts, roasted
  • For garnishing Fresh lettuce, green beans, lime wedges and chilly

How to Make Som Tam (Papaya Salad)

  • 1.Peel and seed papaya and shred it. Put in a bowl.
  • 2.Crush garlic with a pestle, then add long beans and tomatoes and pound a few times to release juices.
  • 3.Add the chillies and crush lightly to release the heat.
  • 4.In a separate cup dissolve the sugar in the lime juice and fish sauce.
  • 5.Mix all ingredients together now and toss to mix.
  • 6.Serve in a shallow bowl and top with garnish.
  • 7.Remember:
  • 8.Do not blend but use mortar and pestle for the salad.
  • 9.Do not add salt, the fish sauce or soy sauce has enough salt.
  • 10.Taste once mixed and add any ingredient to taste ..this one is supposed to be deadly spicy.
Key Ingredients: Green raw papaya, Long beans, Garlic cloves, Cherry tomatoes (cut into quarters), Red or green chilly, Palm sugar (or 1 Tbsp regular sugar), Lime juice, Fish sauce or soy sauce, Ground peanuts, Fresh lettuce, green beans, lime wedges and chilly