Sunday, October 13, 2013

Thai Papaya Salad


Don't we all love fresh healthy Thai salad that can be easily put up together without compromising on the five fundamental flavours - spicy, salty, sweet, sour and bitter.? Thai food I fell in love during my solo trip to Bangkok and ever since then, plenty of Thai dishes have been replicated. In fact, always a favourite from those years, just name some of the popular dishes and I sure have shared (Thai spicy carrot soup, tom yam seafood soup, nasi goreng tom yam and Thai style steamed fish). Now, as you take your time to look through the dishes, here I have this Thai papaya salad. Quite a lengthy list of ingredients but making is super duper easy - slice and cut them up, fry the dried prawns and toss together. Super yummi-yummo as a side dish or for nibbling similar to the kerabu mango.

Ingredients
1/2 unripe/semi ripe papaya -remove seeds and skin and cut into thin strips.
1/4 cucumber (optional) - remove seeds and cut into thin strips with the skin on
2 tbsp dried prawns - fried till crispy and crunchy
4 shallots - sliced thinly
1-2 red chilies/bird eye chilies - sliced thinly
1 lemongrass - shredded
1 tbsp roasted white sesame seeds
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
3-4 sprigs basil leaves - remove leaves and shred. 
1-2 sprigs spring onion - shredded
1-2 sprigs of coriander leaves - shredded
1-2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Method
Combine and mix all the ingredients.
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39 comments:

  1. Wow, I have never tried this. You have presented it so well.

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  2. Oh, My,,,One of my Fav Thai food, I love that you use shallots in this papaya salad,looks so flavorful, Nava,even breakfast time here,but my mouthwatering to see this beautiful pics,YUMMY !!

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  3. Yummy crunchy salad,I want to have right now :)

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  4. Wonderful!!!nutritious recipe.Nice clicks.

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  5. Nice salad.. Looks delicious and healthy Nava :-)

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  6. yummy...yummy...would love to try...
    my recent one :http://www.dbreviews.co.uk/2013/10/beautyuk-paint-for-life-trio-review.html

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  7. I love this salad & the flavors in them are amazing. You are so lucky to have a garden & put fresh ingredients in your cooking. I can smell the aromas.. Yummm

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  8. its my favorite salad. love the crunch of sesame seeds in it. never had it love to try it.

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  9. Nava, love this kind of salad. very refreshing and appetizing.

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  10. We have our own version back home but I think not as delectable as this Thai one :D This salad looks fantastic !

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  11. Nice & innovative salad.sounds very healthy.would love to try soon.
    happy dussehra.
    shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  12. Very colourful, looks tasty.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  13. Salad looks so wonderful , healthy and falvorful...

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  14. very very colorful salad, superb flavors and amazing....

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  15. Im Flatters Over The Platter :) Lovely Presentation dear :)

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  16. Love this thai salad. I order it a lot when eating at our favorite thai place. I am sure the home made one is way better. You inspire to cook some of the yummy dishes at home.

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  17. Love the flavours going on in the salad with papaya and fried shimp..yuumm yummm.

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  18. What an healthy salad .. I have heard the raw papaya salad tastes good .
    But now i have witnessed it by looking at the photograph . It should be delicious.

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  19. Love this salad, looks very delicious and healthy too.

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  20. This looks so colorful with fine balance of flavors. I sometimes leave my unripe papaya for few days to ripe, now I know how i can use it in making salad. saving this recipe!

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  21. Looks scrumptious and an excellent combination of flavors. Very richly Asian.

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  22. Very new to me..but looks really delicious!

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  23. Yummy and healthy salad.. Papaya is so rich in nutrients.. Now I got a new recipe with my favourite papaya..

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  24. You are so right about Thai flavours. And this salad is just that. It looks beautiful and will explode in the mouth with different taste sensations. I've not seen raw papaya recently...will be looking out to make this one.

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  25. wow....I love papaya...this is a very healthy salad and lovely presented...nice pics as usual...I used to make papaya relish...never tried this...must try...

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  26. I like this salad.looks so delicious and healthy too
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  27. colourful salad and lovely presentation

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  28. interesting and flavorful salad..looks yummy..nice presentation

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  29. Very new salad to me . I have never tried using papaya to make salads , but ur post is tempting me to use it .

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  30. very beautiful with vibrant colours! So enticing!! I am sure it tasted as good as it looked!

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  31. very interesting salad Nava ! so many beautiful flavours ! yum & healthy ! love the click too !..nice presentation....

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  32. Mouth-watering pictures! Haven't tried it as yet but will be doing it soon!:)

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  33. This salad looks absolutely refreshing and delish. Lovely share!

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  34. These salad I will enjoy it has all the ingredients I love especially papaya

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  35. Wow, such a colourful healthy salad dear... Nice click too :)

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  36. This is an absolute pleasure to see...

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