Som tam is a healthy green papaya salad which belongs to a Thai cuisine.As everybody loves to have a delicious dish which is also very healthy and this salad is something which you will love to have it because it is delicious and healthy.As the name suggests that it is wholesome amalgam of healthy green papaya fired up with Thai chilies,palm sugar,kaffir lime,fish sauce and roasted peanuts.Plus here is another option which you can add is dried shrimps.
Som Tam is a very popular salad in Thailand especially Thai women love to eat this salad because it is low in calories and fat.It is very high in taste and eating satisfaction ,helping you to stay slim
Recipe Of Som Tam Salad
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serving 1 person
Cuisine : Thai
1 cup finely slivered green papayaThai chillies 5Garlic cloves 5Shelled roasted peanuts 2 tbspFish sauce 1 tbspPalm sugar 1 tbspLimes 1-2Dried shrimps (optional) 1 tbspSmall tomatoes 1-2
For Garnish Of Som Tam Salad
Thai sweet basil
1 . Pound the chilies and garlic in a mortar until the chilies are reduced to small bits and garlic is crushed.
2 . Add 1 tablespoon of fish sauce,1/2 tablespoon of palm sugar and then squeeze the juice from 1-2 limes into the mortar.Mix and pound the dressing making sure that the palm sugar gets fully dissolved into the liquid.
3 .Add 1 tablespoon of dried shrimps,handful of roasted peanuts and then roughly slice in the tomatoes into the mortar.Pound the mixture lightly for about 30 seconds.Lightly breaking up the tomatoes,shrimps and peanuts.
4 .Toss dressing and a big handful of papaya dressing together.Mix well so that the dressing coats all the green papaya and that salad is evenly mixed through and through.Now the salad is already for serving.