Posts in category Himalayan Cuisine

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. [...]

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 [...]

Ghinti-Dhopra Daal: Thakali Cuisine

ghinti dhopra soup
Probably all of us know and love Thakali Khana (Daal Bhat Tarkari), but many of us are unaware about other Thakali cuisines and delicacies. Buckwheat, wheat, millet, barley, varieties of beans, seasonal green vegetables, potatoes, meat, milk-based products as well as rice, maize, lentils were the key traditional food items grown and consumed [...]

Eat in Boudha II- Tibetan and Sherpa ...

Shyaphale
There is another reason to visit Boudha beside Sherpa and Tibetan foods. Boudha Stupa destroyed during 2015 earthquake has been fully restored now, and it looks better than ever. In the earlier article, Eat in Boudha- Tibetan and Sherpa Cuisine, I have listed some of the Sherpa and Tibetan foods and places to eat that you shouldn’t miss [...]

Delicious Thakali Daal- Easy Recipe

thakali daal
Nothing can beat the delicious sumptuous flavor of Thakali Khana. Daal is the major highlight of the dish. The secret of its rich flavor, creamy texture, peculiar greenish color and unique aroma lies in the way it is cooked and ingredients used for cooking. Delicious Thakali style Mustang simi (beans) daal with ghee, wild Himalayan herb (jimb [...]

10 Best Nepali Foods You Have to Try ...

chatamari
Kathmandu is more than just getaway to Himalayas and city full of temples. It also has surprisingly rich and unique food culture representing the diverse ethnicity and culture of Nepal. Originally inhabited by Newari people, Kathmandu offers a rich food culture of Newari communities, as well as foods from various regions and ethnic communitie [...]

Sherpa Foods: Where to Eat in Kathman...

shyaphale
Sherpas are renowned worldwide for their mountaineering skills, but their food culture is little known to the world and even in Nepal. Sherpa, an ethnic indigenous communities living in mountainous Himalayan regions of Nepal, is believed to be migrated from Tibetan region crossing the Himalayan pass. Sherpa in Tibetan language means ‘Eastern [...]

Tsampa and Super Breakfast Recipe

tsampa, a super breakfast
Tsampa is traditional staple food of Tibetan, Sherpa and Tamang communities living in upper mountainous regions of Himalayas. It is made from roasted barley. The roasted barely is traditionally pounded simply using stone grinder or water mill, and made ready-to-eat flour. It is usually eaten with butter tea and yak cheese. It has nutty flavor [...]

Eat in Boudha- Tibetan and Sherpa Cui...

Laphing
Boudha has bit different ambience than other parts of Kathmandu Valley. Largely settled by Tibetan and Sherpa-mountainous communities of Nepal, the ambience of Boudha largely reflects their culture, traditions and religion. The place is a peaceful hideout from chaotic noisy traffic of Kathmandu Valley. It’s pleasant to see people passing by, [...]

Lukla Simi (Beans) Curry

lukla simi curry
Lukla simi (beans) Lukla Simi is one of my favorite varieties of beans. The name is derived from the place: Lukla region of Solukhumbu district – gateway to Mount Everest. The flavors of the vegetables and beans grown in high altitude are generally superior to those grown in lower altitudes. It has creamy texture and sweet flavor when cooked. [...]
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