Thursday, December 6, 2012

Raw Papaya Salad

Recently my neighbour Rekha gave me few  raw papayas or Ommakaya or Kappalanga  many names they are known by. She had got them from her home (India) from her garden. They were so fresh and looking very crunchy. I made some  poriyal/thoran and  I made this salad. This has been a very favorite sald in my family, very simple and easy to make and you will for sure relish this.

Coming to the health benefits of raw papaya which is good to cure digestive disorders occurred by intestinal worms  and packed with nutritional values, used as meat tenderizing agent, medicinal values and so on and the list goes never ending…..

However this salad has to be served chilled and  its so crunchy and a bite of the peanut here and there tastes really good. If you are a garlic lover, then finely fry the garlic to brown and top it.

You may  add  soya sauce or  fish sauce to the dressing then  this will be like a thai salad.



1 small sized raw papaya (1 cup)
1 small tomato deseeded and sliced thin or 6 cherry tomatoes                                                              Peanuts – ¼ cup roasted and skined out                                                                                                   Onion sliced – ¼ cup or use spring onion like I have used                                                                   Coriander leaves chopped – 2 sprigs for garnish                                 

Lime juice – 1tbsp
Sugar – ¼ tsp
Salt – ½ tsp add to your taste or just skip it. If you are  adding Soya sauce see and add salt
2 birds eye green chillies or regular chillies finely chopped


Peel and grate the papaya with a grater having large holes and place in the refrigerator to chill.
In a small bowl mix all the dressing ingredients and keep aside.

Toss the tomatoes and peanuts into the chilled papaya and mix in the salad dressing and garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy this salad.


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  1. Hello Latha, first time here... thank u for being friend thru' GFC on my blog... happy to follow u... u having such a nice space here.. salad looks tempting...
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  2. a health and very light salad..

  3. lovely salad with my favorite ingredient mango :) thanks for linking

  4. I do cook raw papaya,but never tasted them in salad. Heard thai raw papaya salad,looks wonderful.

  5. Nice way of using raw papayas.. :) Thanks for linking dear :)
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  6. Thanks youb all for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comments. I am glad many of them liked this sald.

  7. Thanks sharing this wonderful recipe to Hearth and Soul blog hop.


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