Som Tom Khao Pod / Raw Papaya & Corn Salad

I decided to do Thai for lunch today!!
Are you the types who get excited by salads?? I know I don’t!! But this incredibly fresh salad hits all the right notes and is bound to keep you feeling full and fulfilled at the same time!!

Give this a go..easy,fast and fun..


  • 200 Grams Shredded Raw Papaya.
  • 20 Grams Shredded Carrots.
  • 200 Grams Corn Kernels.
  • 40 Grams Whole Garlic
  • 30 Grams Small Thai Red Chilies.(used normal chillies)
  • 60 Grams Roasted & Slightly Crushed Peanuts.
  • 60 Grams Tomatoes – cut into 1/2 inch pieces , with seeds.
  • 60 Ml Lemon Juice.
  • 1 Small Lemon – Cut into 4 , remove seeds and leave skin.
  • 30 Grams Palm Sugar.
  • 60 Ml Fish Sauce
  •  In a mortar add garlic and chopped chilies , pound till mashed , add tomatoes and pound to break up tomatoes -You dont want a paste but a chunky mass.
  •  Add lemon juice , palm sugar , fish sauce and pound 4-5 times. 
  •  Add shredded vegetables and lemon wedges and pount just a few times to release some juices .Now add corn , roasted peanuts , gently mix and sit down to enjoying the most amazing salad !


  • Palm sugar looks a bit like jaggery / gur – if you don’t have it , use brown sugar or regular sugar .
  •  Vegetarians can avoid fish sauce and still make it – in which case add salt to the pounded ingredients .
  • Soak the shredded vegetables in regular cold water to make them really crunchy – Drain before plating .
  • Used regular tomatoes.
S 🙂 

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