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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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)
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. [...]
Thenthuk, locally called as Shyakpa in Sherpa language, is a typical Himalayan Tibetan noodle soup enjoyed by Sherpa, Tamang, and Tibetan communities from upper regions of Nepal. It is eaten during the cold winter days to keep warm. The noodle soup is generally made from winter vegetables, lamb or yak meat and homemade noodle. Thenthuk is der [...]
Dalle Khursani (round chili) is one of the hottest chilies found in the world. It is also commonly called Akbare khursani. There is another variety super hot chili commonly found in Nepal called Jeere Khursani, a very tiny chili but has extreme heat, which name derives from its size similar to cumin (Jeera). Dalle khursani is almost round che [...]