Yum Ta-Krai
  • Servings: 1-2
  • Preparation Time: 35 mins

Learn to make Cucumber & Lemongrass Salad



The history of Cucumber & Lemongrass Salad


  Lemon Grass Salad


Ingredients you will need if you are taking an online class

● 200 g Marinated chicken breast/Pork/Tofu
(Marinade with salt, pepper, sugar and soy sauce)
● 2 or 3 stems of Lemongrass
● 1 Cucumber
● Fried Cashew nuts or other nuts for example peanuts.
(much as you like)
● 1 or 2 Shallots
● 2-3 cloves of Garlic
● 1 tablespoon kaffir lime leaves (if you can’t find this
then you can exclude it and just add extra mint)
● Spring onion, Mint (As much as you like)
● Lime or Lemon juice 3 or 4 tablespoons
● Fish sauce 2 tablespoons
● Sugar or Palm sugar 2 tablespoons
● Black pepper, salt
● Thai Hot Chilies (amount depends on how spicy you like),
chop. If you don’t like spicy at all then use a large red pepper



Lemongrass is a Thai herb that is popularly used in cooking and is commonly grown at home. It originates from India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand.  Lemongrass contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the body, such as vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, iron, etc.

The Bergamot is also called Kaffir lime. There are also some other different names used in the local area. Bergamot is a small hardwood tree. It has a similar citrus taste to lime, but has a rough outer skin and is very fragrant because there are essential oil glands beneath the skin. Therefore it popular to make the food more fragrant.
Bergamot is a plant in the citrus family originating from Laos, Malaysia and Indonesia.  Helps to relieve coughs reduces bruising. Kaffir lime leaves are also rich in beta carotene, which is thought to help slow down the growth of cancer cells.

Parawan’s Thai Home cooking class will show you an easy way to cook this food. This dish can be made with tofu or vegetables, other types of meat or seafood and not just chicken. This dish good for a light healthy snack.