Som Tam (Green Papaya Salad)

Som Tam  is a green papaya tangy salad with vegetables.

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A tangy, crunchy salad with a difference! Raw papaya is chopped and mixed in with tomatoes, long beans, chillies, crushed peanuts, sugar, salt and chilli powder and a nice sprinkling of soya sauce and lemon juice. Garnish with plenty of coriander.

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Preparation Time: 15 to 20 mins.
Cooking Time: Nil.
Serves 4 to 6.
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3 cups grated raw papaya
1/4 cup thinly sliced tomatoes
1/4 cup sliced long beans (chawli)
1/2 tbsp finely chopped green chilli
1/2 cup crushed roasted peanuts
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped corriander (dhania)
salt to taste

  1. Combine the ingredients and toss well.
  2. Store refrigerated till use.
  3. Serve chilled.
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 on 02 Jan 11 02:03 PM

Great salad. Really thai. the papaya adds freshness to the dish and the peanuts add so much more texture. A different thai salad. I loved it.