to Nepalese Food
food in Nepal differs from the one culture to the another. However, here’s
a typical sample of food from different cultures in Nepal.
Dal, Bhat and Tarkari - translated as Lentils, Rice and Curried
vegetable. It is the main staple diet of most Nepali people.
Nepali APPETIZERS (SNACKS)
Chatamari - (Newari) food resembles Pizza or Dosa (south Indian). rice flour flat
bread cooked over heat with toppings such as minced meat (with
or without some vegetable), egg, sugar or no toppings.
Choyla -(Newari) grilled /roasted spicy meat. usually eaten as appetizer with
dried and fermented green vegetables leaves. when made to soup gives
a slightly sour, slightly tangy.
Kwati - (Newari) soup with many beans. a festival specialty
- (Newari) a dumplings filled with minced meat (usually buffalo in Nepal,
Turkey elsewhere), served steamed or fried. very popular appetizer,
afternoon snack or evening meal.
Samay Baji - (Newari) beaten rice with roasted meat, smoked fish, boiled-then-fried
egg, black soybeans and diced ginger.usually a ritual food co
Sekuwa - grilled meat usually made from mutton, duck, chicken, buff, wild boar.
Sel - donoght-like shaped dessert/snack made from rice flour
Sukuti - spicy dried meat roasted over a charcoal fire.
Aloo Tama - Potato made with bamboo shoots.
Tawkhaa - (Newari) Jello of meat soup served cold.
Wo - (Newari) flour patty made of lentils with or without meat/egg topping.
used in ritual or festival or used as snack.
Nepali Main Dish
Aloo Tama - Bamboo shoot and potato.
Dal - lentil soup usually eaten with rice. most popular lentils usued as
dal in Nepal are black, red and yellow.
Sag - Green
Vegetables - Spinach, mustard greens or broad-leaved mustard. A standard
accompaniment to plain rice for lunch or dinner.
Masu - meat with spices (curry) and gravy. usually served with rice. Most
Nepalese eat chicken, mutton. Some eat buffalo and pork. Almost no one
eats cow. Killing cow is prohibited in Nepal
Bhat - steamed rice
Tarkari - any vegetable or group of vegetables in curry, usually broth. can
be made in thousand s ways.
Achar - a sour, spice or seet pickle. can be made in thousand ways. the most
poplar are made of ground tomatoes, sliced radish, ground coriander,
boiled or diced potatoes.
Sanya Khuna - (Newari) hot, spicy, salty jellotype food made from fish soup.
Dahi - Yogurt/Curd
Juju Dhau - popular creamy curd from Bhaktapur. Juju literally means ‘‘king".
Sikarni - curd mixed with dried fruits.
Rakshi - liquor (can mean local liquor)
or Chhyang (Tibetan) - the milky white beer/liquor made
from fermented rice.
Tongba - a
popular liquor in the hills. made by pouring hot water into a pot of
fermented millet and drunk with a bamboo straw.