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Papaya salad with prawns & Spicy snake beans

Posted Apr 22 2009 11:42pm

Papaya salad with prawn

You need

1 ripe papaya , peeled
350 g large cooked prawns
Assorted baby salad leaves

Salad dressing

2 red chillies, deseeded and chopped finely
4 spring onions , chopped finely
1 teaspoon fish sauce
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon light brown sugar


Scoop the seeds of the papaya and slice thinly. Stir gently with the prawns.

Mix spring onions , red chillies , fish sauce , oil lime juice and sugar together.

Arrange the salad leaves in a bowl and top with the papaya and prawns.

Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.

Spicy snake beans

Serves : 4 to 6


2 bunches ( 560 g ) snake beans
2 small red chillies, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic , crushed
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
Salt to taste
1/2 cup ( 125 ml ) coconut milk
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
2 tablespoon ghee


1, Heat ghee in wok or large pan, add mustard seeds. When they starts splutter add fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds. Add ginger , chillies and garlic. Stir for 2 minutes.

2, Add beans , fry for about 5 minutes or until beans are just tender. Add coconut milk and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Just before serving , stir in fresh coriander leaves.
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