An Exotic Green Papaya Thai Salad Recipe To Liven Up Your Diabetes Diet

By Nishkak +2 more

Here is the recipe for the Green papaya Thai salad from our diabetes dietitian Ujjwala Baxi’s kitchen!


  • Green papaya is a potential source for anti-diabetic & diabetic-wound healing therapy.
  • Aids Digestion
  • Powerhouse Of Vitamins
  • Helps In Cell Repair
  • Prevents Constipation
  • Soothes Inflammation Or Infection 

Serves 4-5 


  • 1 Whole green papaya – 600 gms
  • Cooked whole green moong – 1 cup
  •  ½ red bell pepper
  • Mint leaves, chopped – 1 handful
  • Roasted peanuts – 8 to10 nos.
  • Jaggery -1 tbsp
  • Pad Thai chillies – 2 nos.
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon

According to studies, eating green papaya, a high-fibre fruit, may lower blood glucose levels in persons with type 1 diabetes. It may also enhance lipid, insulin, and blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes. In my opinion, consuming one small green papaya regularly may help keep diabetes at bay.

Dr. Siddharth Gupta, B.A.M.S, M.D (Ayu)


  1. Peel and cut the papaya into thin flat slices.
  2. Lay down the flat slices and cut them into thin juliennes.
  3. Keep the julienned slices aside.
  4. In a mortar, collect the dressing ingredients(peanuts, jaggery, chillies, salt, lemon juice) and crush them with a pestle.
  5. Assemble the papaya, sprouts, bell pepper, mint leaves and the Thai dressing all together in a bowl.
  6. Mix the components of the bowl well and your Green papaya Thai salad is ready to serve. 

Other than anti-diabetic properties, green papaya is rich in antioxidant and wound-healing properties. In my experience, mashed papaya appears to help accelerate wound healing and avoid burn infection when applied topically. Papaya contains the proteolytic enzymes chymopapain and papain, which are thought to be responsible for their beneficial effects.

Dr. Rajeev Singh, BAMS

  You can enjoy this lip-smacking salad for a light lunch or dinner. Which other recipes would you like to know? Tell us in the comments!

Disclaimer: The information included at this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment by a healthcare professional. Because of unique individual needs, the reader should consult their physician to determine the appropriateness of the information for the reader’s situation.


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