Thai Papaya/Carrot Salad (ตำไทย)

What you need:
  • 3 Carrots (or papaya, or mixture of both), julienned
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2-5 Dried red chillies
  • 2-5 Fresh red chillies
  • 3 Green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 Tbsp peanuts, pan roasted and left to cool
  • 3 Cherry tomatoes, halved (or 1 normal tomato, cut into 6 segments)
  • 1 Tbsp Palm sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1.5 Tbsp Lime juice
  • Mortar & pestle
How to put this together:
  1. Using mortar & pestle, pound together garlic + dried red chillies + fresh red chillies + palm sugar
  2. Add green beans, roughly pound
  3. Add roasted peanuts, roughly pound
  4. Add cherry tomatoes, squish them to release the juice
  5. Add fish sauce + lime juice
  6. Taste & season
  7. Add papaya/carrot. Gently pound & mix.
  8. Taste & season
  9. Serve with sticky rice, grilled chicken, grilled fish, fresh vegetables