Som tam salad is very famous in Thailand. I lived in Bangkok few years. I learnt this recipe from one of my friend there.I have avoided fish sauce since i am a vegetarian. Let us see how to make this simple spicy salad.
Preparation time approx 15 minutes.
- 1 small or half raw papaya,
- 1 small carrot.
- 1 or 2 long beans
- 2 pods of garlic
- 1/2 cup roasted crushed peanuts
- 6 or 7 cherry tomatoes, or1 big tomato
- 3 or 4 green or riped chillies
- 1/2 tsp jaggery,
- 1 tsp tamarind water
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- salt to taste
Wash and scrape the papaya or cut into very thin long strips. I used different scraper to scrape papaya.
Scrape carrot or cut into thin long strips
Cut long beans into long pieces.
Cut tomatoes in to long pieces or cherry tomatoes in to half
In a mortor , pound garlic,jaggery,green chilies. Let them crush a little. Then pound the raw papaya,carrots .Crush it. It should not mash. Then add tomatoes. Crush it. Let the tomatoes release the juice.Do not mash tomatoes. just crush a little. Put everything in a bowl add salt soya sauce then roasted and crushed peanuts mix well .