Khayan chin thi thoke – Burmese green tomato salad

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This fresh green tomato salad is a popular side dish in Myanmar and goes well with curries or noodle dishes. If you can’t get hold of green or unripe tomatoes, use the firmest tomatoes you can find.

For an introduction to Burmese cooking and more recipes, take a look at MiMi's feature.

First published in 2020





Thinly slice the onion into half-moons and soak in a bowl of cold water for five minutes to crisp up the slices and remove any astringency
Finely slice the tomatoes into half-moons, keeping the juice and the pips, and place in a salad bowl. Slice the chilli into thin rounds and add to the bowl
Toast the gram flour in a dry frying pan for a minute or two until it smells fragrant and then set aside side to cool
Drain the sliced onions thoroughly and then add to the salad bowl with the toasted gram flour
Add all the other ingredients and toss before serving as a starter or a side dish
First published in 2020

British-born to Burmese parents as a 'third culture kid', MiMi Aye has always moved between two worlds, and she has spent her whole life soaking up Burmese food, language, and culture through endless trips to see family and friends in Myanmar, as well as back in the UK.

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