Thai Papaya Salad

Thai Papaya Salad

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Salad

Type: Thai

One of the most popular Thai dishes is this papaya salad


  • Medium raw papaya, cut into thin long slices 1
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved 10 to 12
  • French beans, halved 6
  • Salt to taste
  • Peanut chilli paste
  • Roasted peanuts 1 cup
  • Green chillies, finely chopped 4
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 2
  • Salad sauce
  • Jaggery, grared 2 tbsps
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind pulp 2 tbsps


  • Blanch beans by putting them in a non-stick pan of hot salted water and salt for 1-2 minutes only and then putting them in cold water to stop from cooking further. This is done also to retain the green color. Drain on a plate.
  • Pound green chillies, garlic and salt in a mortar-pestle to a paste. Add peanuts and make a fine paste.
  • To make sauce take jaggery, lemon juice, salt and tamarind pulp in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Take papaya, tomatoes and beans in a salad bowl and mix well. Add the sauce and the peanut chilli chutney and mix well. Refrigerate till it is time to serve.
  • Serve chilled.