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Shey Phoksundo Trek and the Foods in ...

boiled potatoes with chili timur achaar at Kagani
Recently I did a trek to beautiful Shey Phoksundo Lake in Dolpo via Khalanga, Jajarkot. It is one of the most beautiful lakes you will see and a must-visit place in your lifetime. The color of the lake is unimaginably turquoise blue with bare grey mountains in the background in the north, and green forest and snow-clad mountains in the south. [...]

Foods to Eat in Nepalgunj

special lassi
Nepalgunj is administrative, economic and transport hub of the mid-western region. It lies close to the border of India and adjacent to two national parks: Banke and Bardiya National Park. Not many outsiders realize that it is also a center of diverse food culture from Madhesi, Muslim, Tharu and Pahadi to influence from North Indian cuisines. [...]

Bhakka- Eastern Tharu Delicacy

Steaming bhakka
Bhakka, simple fluffy rice flour steamed cake, is a traditional delicacy of Tharu community living in eastern plains of Nepal especially of Rajbansi community. It is typically eaten as breakfast or as a snack with freshly prepared tomato pickle. Although it looks very simple, the process of making it amazingly soft and fluffy is very creative [...]

100 Years Old Newari Sweets Shops in ...

Lakhamari
Tucked away in a narrow alley in culturally and architecturally rich Patan area, these 100 years old Newari sweets shop ‘Shree Ghanashyam Mithai Bhandar’ and ‘Shree Nanda Mithai Bhandar’ are largely known to locals and regulars. Owned by two brothers, it is now the fourth generation who are running these sweets shops. These places [...]

Best Thakali Restaurants in Kathmandu

Thakali Khana at Thakali Bhanchha Ghar
In recent years, Thakali Khana is becoming popular in Kathmandu, and many Thakali restaurants are mushrooming in the city. If you are wondering where to go, here is the list of best restaurants serving delicious authentic Thakali taste. One easy way to find whether the Thakali Khana they serve is authentic or not is by checking the daal, whic [...]

Kaguno (Foxtail Millet) Salad with Ro...

kaguno salad
Kaguno (foxtail millet) is cultivated in high-hills and mid-hills of Nepal. It is mainly cultivated in the Karnali region, and also in Kaski and Lamjung districts [1]. As more and more people have shifted to rice as staple, Kaguno has now become neglected grain, and its production is decreasing. One of the important characteristics of the gra [...]

Making Baji or Chiura (Beaten Rice) i...

Making baji or chiura (beaten rice) in traditional way
Baji (in Newari) or Chiura (in Nepali) or Beaten Rice holds special place in Newari food culture. It is not just eaten but also offered to gods. One can’t think of any Newari festivals and celebrations without Baji. Traditionally, it is prepared by steaming newly harvested rice grains, then roasting and beating using large wooden made tools l [...]

Pork Sekuwa, Sargemba, Aalu Nimki… Fo...

vegetable market
Dharan, one of the largest cities of Nepal, resides on the foothills in eastern Nepal. As the city lies just at transitional zone between the northern hilly districts and the southern plains, it is also somewhat a melting pot of cultural diversity of cuisines. Rai and Limbu from the nearby hilly districts are one of the major ethnicities now [...]

Barmajhiya: Popular for Peda

peda
Barmajhiya is a small town near Koshi river in Kanchan Roop Municipality, Saptari district, which is famously known for Peda. Peda is a kind of sweets made from of milk and sugar, and often with flavors like cardamom. These sweets are very popular in southern plains of Nepal. In Barmajhiya, almost all houses along the east-west highway have p [...]

Know more about Rich Thakali Cuisines...

Kanchemba, a Thakali snack, is buckwheat fries fried in butter/ghee, and served with garlic-chilli sauce.
Happy Toran La! Toran La, the biggest festival of Thakali community, is celebrated at the same time of Fagu Purnima or Holi, and falls on first month of New Year of the Thakali calendar. The significance of the festival is worshipping or paying homage to ancestors or forefathers, and celebrated by families by getting together, merry-making wi [...]
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