Tuesday 17 May 2011

Green Papaya Salad / Kappalanga (Omakka) Salad

I have never tried raw papaya salads before and when I saw this recipe I thought of giving it a try. It was really good with a mix of different flavors of slightly tangy, sweet and hot with crunchy vegetables and peanuts. I didn’t have Seitan (a vegetarian wheat meat), so omitted it. Try this simple but really good healthy salad with raw papaya. I only made half the amount and it was sufficient for both of us…

Green Papaya Salad / Kappalanga (Omakka) Salad
(Adapted from Delicooks)

300 gm - 400 gm Green Papaya peeled and shredded or julienned
30 gm Roasted Peanuts
2 Carrots, peeled and grated or cut into juliennes
50 gm Green Beans
1 onion
100 gm Tomatoes
150 gm Seitan (I didn’t add)

For the vinaigrette:
1-2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons palm sugar
2 fresh Thai chillies (optional)
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
4 tablespoons soy sauce
Juice of 2-3 limes

  • Prepare the vinaigrette by mixing the garlic, some chilli without seeds, tamarind paste, sugar and soy sauce in a mortar, or mix it in a blender. Add lime juice and mix well.
  • Blanch green beans and cut into irregular strips. Chop the tomatoes and onions.
  • Chop the seitan into cubes and fry with a little oil.
  • Remove seeds from chilli and mince.
  • Assemble the salad using the green papaya as a base. Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Dress with vinaigrette.

Sending this over to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Sarah this month, featuring dishes inspired by Kerala :)...

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  1. Colorful, healthy n yummy salad

  2. Wonderful refreshing, colourful and healthy salad.

  3. Love this thai style papaya salad..looks yumm!!

  4. Refreshing n colourful salad..

  5. The salad looks wonderful- something I'd love to try. Great shots!

  6. Lovely pics... a wonderful mix of flavours and textures, dear:)

  7. This is one of my all time favorite salads! Gorgeous picture!

  8. Looks so yummy . I too have never tried to eat raw Papaya as a salad before. And this recipe is going to be my first, it is so appealing . I ll skip adding the gloves of garlic In the vinaigrette and see. Don't love garlic in a salad.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Nice pics.

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  9. Looks delicious and refreshing :)

  10. Healthy and colorful salad.. looks so tempting !!
    Indian Cuisine

  11. Colorful and refreshing salad :)

  12. Healthy and attractive..


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