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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Where and What to Eat in Bhairahawa?

peda at pawan misthan bhandar
If you ask anyone about the best food to eat in Bhairahawa, Peda from Pawan Misthan Bhandar is the one highly recommended. The city being closer to India and communities across the border have strong cultural and trade ties, the food is largely influenced by what we call Indian food. Pawan Misthan Bhandar is the popular restaurant that serves [...]

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 Places for Momo in Pokhara

momo crossroads
Nepali, especially young people, can’t get enough of momo, and are always looking out for best place to have momo even when traveling to new places. Here are three best places to have momo in Pokhara based on the recommendations and from our own hunt. Mount Kailash Tibetan Restaurant, Tibetan camp- Chhorepatan Located at Tibetan camp entrance [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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