Thai Som Tum | How to make Thai Som Tum

By Anshu Pande  |  19th Apr 2017  |  
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About Thai Som Tum Recipe

Thai Som Tum is a green papaya salad which is deliciously yummy. It is little lemony, little sweet, little fishy, little crunchy and just a little chilli.

Thai Som Tum is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Thai Som Tum in your kitchen. This recipe requires 15 minutes for preparation and few minutes to cook. The Thai Som Tum by Anshu Pande has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Thai Som Tum at home without any difficulty. Thai Som Tum is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Thai Som Tum would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Thai Som Tum this weekend. Share your Thai Som Tum cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Anshu Pande for inputs. In case you have any queries for Thai Som Tum you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Anshu Pande. You can also rate the Thai Som Tum and give feedback.

Thai Som Tum

Ingredients to make Thai Som Tum

  • 5 cherry tomatoes or 1 large tomato
  • 2 red bird's eye chillies
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimp
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 6 green beans
  • 2 cups shredded green papaya
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted peanuts

How to make Thai Som Tum

  1. Take a raw papaya which is green and very crisp. We are not looking for plumpy papayas here. I got a green one and it was still a little yellow from inside but you must aim for a papaya which is white in color from inside. Peel off its skin. Cut it into thin sticks or julienne it with a sharp knife. 
  2. Take some fresh beans and trim its ends and then cut them into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Take a red chilli here I am using Thai red bird's eye chilli and chop it finely and place it in a mortar along with clove of garlic. With the help of a pestle crush it and grind it into a paste. If you dont have mortar and pestle you can use a food processor.
  4. Add the chilli garlic paste into a bowl and add some lemon juice to it. Also add fish sauce, if you are a vegetarian or don't like the smell of fish sauce you can replace it with soya sauce. Also add brown sugar or palm sugar to the lemon sauce and mix everything together. You can add dried shrimps at this stage for an authentic flavor but if you are a vegetarian you can give it a pass.
  5. Place the chopped beans in the mortar and bruise them slightly with the pestle so that the juices can run out and it can absorb the dressing better. Take tomato and scoop out its pulp using a spoon. Cut the tomato into juliennes or into cubes, as you like.
  6. Add the papaya juliennes to the dressing bowl along with beans and tomato. Toss everything together and transfer it to a serving bowl.
  7. Toss on top toasted salted peanuts. If you like you can crush the peanuts, I just used them halved. Indulge in the most amazing and healthy salad from Thailand.

My Tip:

Vegetarians can omit using dried shrimps.

Reviews for Thai Som Tum (1)

Suman Yadav2 years ago

so yummy!

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