BetterButter App

Recipes, Food Community & Kitchenwares


For uploading your recipes please DOWNLOAD THE APP

Home / Recipes / Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)

Photo of Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad) by swetambari mahanta at BetterButter

Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad)

swetambari mahanta
20 minutes
Prep Time
0 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Read Instructions Save For Later

ABOUT Som Tam (Thai Green Papaya Salad) RECIPE

A very famous salad from the Thai culinary repertoire. A sweet, sour, spicy and savoury medley of tastes with crunchy, crisp and tender texture. A perfect example of simple yet delicious food. Tamarind and lemon juice impart a tanginess which is perfectly balanced by the jaggery while papaya being rich in calcium, vitamin A and C is a real health booster. For this vegan version i didn't include shrimps and replaced fish sauce with soya sauce.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Thai
  • Blending
  • Salad
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Green chillies - 2 tsp
  2. jaggery - 2 tsp
  3. tamarind pulp - 1 tsp
  4. chilli powder- 1 tsp
  5. Soy sauce - 2 tsp
  6. lemon juice - 2 tsp
  7. Chopped coriander (chopped) - 2 tbsp
  8. Raw papaya (grated) - 3 cups
  9. tomatoes (thinly sliced) - 3/4 th cup
  10. Peanuts- 1/4 th cup( roasted and coarsely pounded)


  1. Peel the papaya, then slice it in half and shred the papaya. Just quickly blanch them, then strain put in cold water for 1/2 hr, this will make it crisp, then drain and wrap in a muslin cloth. Refrigerate till it's ready for use.
  2. Put in the chillies, jaggery, lemon juice, soya sauce, salt, chilli powder, coriander in a blender and puree the mixture. Keep it aside.
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a serving bowl and toss it well.
  4. Healthy and delicious papaya salad is ready.

Reviews (1)  

How would you rate this recipe? Please add a star rating before submitting your review.

Submit Review
Andrea Srivastava
Andrea Srivastava   Nov-21-2016

I will surely try this one!

Similar Recipes

A password link has been sent to your mail. Please check your mail.