Raw green papaya – 1small or half of one big
Thai fresh red chilli-2 small
Fish Sauce – 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice-1 1/2 tbsp
Jaggery or Sugar-1 tbsp
Fresh Green long beans(Achinga Payar)-3
Cherry Tomatoes -5 or Normal tomato-1 (Remove seeds if u r using big one )
1.To make green papaya salad,First prepare the papaya by peeling the dark green skin. Then, hold the papaya in your hand, and smack the fruit lengthwise with a good sized knife. You want to create 1/2″ or so deep cuts into the fruit. Do this over and over until you’ve created a good amount of cuts. Watch your fingers! Then, cut the papaya lengthwise to produce long strips. You can also buy tools which can create long shreds, or even use a cheese grater (the big holes).
I am uploading a video below so that it will be much easier to understand the method of cutting the papaya.. 🙂
2.Same way cut carrot also ..
3.Cut the long beans into 2 inch pieces ..And cut the cherry tomato into 4 pieces .
Here I am going to make vegetarian version of papaya salad..In non-veg version they used to add dried shrimps and crab meat..
4.You would need a wooden or earthen mortar and pestle for this recipe as the ingredients have to be lightly pounded to combine together. Don’t have one, you can still make this salad by just combining the ingredients using your hands 🙂
So crush garlic and chilli together ..Then add sugar followed by fish sauce and lemon juice ..Give taste and add salt if needed ..If u r a pure vegetarian u can omit fish sauce ..
And u can vary the amount of chilli according to ur taste ..
To the crushed mix add tomato and shredded papaya ,carrot and long beans ..Mix well as shown in the video ..Or mix well with ur hand ..Give a taste and add if anything needed ..
So the wonderful sweet-sour-salty papaya salad is ready ..Transfer to a serving plate and decorate with some roasted peanuts ..
Nb: If u want to add shrimps ,add 1 tsp of dried shrimp into the mortar along with garlic and chilli and crush ..Avoid fish sauce ..
So the wonderful ,healthy thai papaya salad is ready ..Enjoy with ur family …