Posts in category Food Culture

Pindalu ra Sukuti ko Tarkari (Taro an...

taro smoke-dried meat curry
Meat used to be a very rare affair in Nepali food culture and still is in rural areas. So when meat is abundant during the big festivals, excess meat including bone-in meat is kept over firewood stove (chulho) and smoke-dried over for few days. By this way, meat can be preserved for several months. We prepare it every time during the Dashain [...]

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 [...]

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...

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 [...]

How to Cook Perfect Soft and Fluffy R...

thakali khana
Rice is the main staple of Nepali and eaten with varieties of dishes such as vegetable curry, meat curry, lentil or bean soup (daal), fresh or fermented pickles etc. We generally eat it everyday for both lunch and dinner, and sometime for breakfast or mid-day meals by frying leftover rice. Cooking rice is very simple and easy but requires so [...]

Best Nepali Fish Dishes in Pokhara- D...

small fried fish
I had always been searching a good place for fish dishes cooked with Nepali spices and traditions until I found this ‘DunaTapari Restaurant’ in Pame, Pokhara (map here). I never had such good fish dishes in Nepal before. Pame, which is located at the head of Fewa Lake, is popular with fish and duck dishes since ages. The restaurant was establ [...]

Fried Tarul (Yam) with Spices- Delica...

fried yam
Maghe Sakranti is one of the biggest festivals of Magar communities. Growing up in the community, I remember having Batuk roti and boiled then fried Tarul (yam) with spices when kid. These are the popular ethnic delicacies of Magar communities eaten during the festival. It is very easy to make, and a little different way of eating Tarul than [...]
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