Thursday, January 7, 2010

Raw Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

This is a Thai Salad – very colourful easy to prepare, tasty and healthy too. I make this often as raw papayas are available here throughout the year. I have slightly modified the ingredients to suit our Indian taste.

Raw Papaya Salad 2


Raw Papaya (small)

¼ pc



Crushed roasted peanuts

2 tbsps

Chopped long beans (chowli)

1 tbsp

Dry red chilly (Kashmiri)


Jaggery (palm sugar)

2 tbsps

Lime juice

1 tbsp

Chopped corriander leaves

for garnishing


  • Peel and grate the raw papaya & cut tomatoes lengthwise.
  • In a mortar, pound red chilly, long beans and jaggery.
  • Put the above ingredients (papaya, tomatoes and the pounded mixture) in a bowl.
  • Now add to it the crushed roasted peanuts and the lime juice. Mix well
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Note :

While making this salad, long beans was not at hand so I had to omit it. It still tasted good!

This is one salad in which no salt is added.

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