Som Tam Thai

Spicy Salad

Squeeze the tamarinds in half a cup of warm water to make a flavoured juice.

Thinly slice the papaya and a small amount of carrot.

Six or seven chilies are normal for Thai people who like spicy food. This number can be varied as required

Using a mortar and pestle pound the palm sugar, tomatoes and lemon juice, peanuts and fish sauce. Crush the garlic with the pestle and papaya, carrot, clove of garlic and chilies.

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