Nice, authentic tasting recipe! All the flavors work really well together! I added shredded carrots as well. This season it's hard to find unripen papayas, but you want to look for the greenest ones with a harder to the touch surface. Thank you Chrissyo for posting this!
I was having Thai Green Papaya salad which I bought from a Night Bazaar when I decided to check Zaar out to see whether there was a recipe for it. Lo and behold, I found yours. The ingredients are the same except for the last two and the chilli was red. The vendor also used a bit of shredded carrot and shredded green mango. It was delicious!! The vendor used a wooden mortar and pestle. I had it with fried chicken and it was a match made a heaven! Thanks for posting this.