SOM TUM – Thai Papaya Salad 

I simply luuuvvvv  this salad !! 

After years of being in Bangkok, the love for this can still lift my spirits up 🙂

The very famous Papaya salad, that’s a must try for all food lovers.

One of those dishes that is well known around the world.

Here is my vegetarian version of it mastered at home during covid lockdown 🙂


  1. Shredded, unripe green papayas – 2 cups full
  2. Long beans – 2 
  3. Tomato – 1 roughly chopped
  4. Garlic – 2 cloves 
  5. Spicy fresh green or red chilli – 1 ( more or less according to taste)
  6. Roasted Peanuts – 2 table spoons
  7. Slices of half Lime 


  1. Thick tamarind paste 1 tsp
  2. Light Soya sauce 1 tbsp
  3. Brown sugar 2 tsp
  4. Salt 1/2 tsp

In a small bowl, mix all of this together and keep aside


  1. In a large terracotta mortar add the chilli, garlic, beans and bruise it well using the wooden pestle. Now add the tomato and lime, pound some more.
  2. Add the shredded papaya, peanuts and the prepared dressing.
  3. Using a spoon keep mixing in between while bruising the salad. 
  4. Taste check for Umami flavours and enjoy the salad.  


One Comment Add yours

  1. Sangeeta jain says:

    Very tasty and healthy , I simply love this 😋😋❤❤


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