Nepali food and cushions

Nepali food and cushion

Here are some famous food other than dal bhat and tarkai.

 1. Yomari

Yomari is one of the most unique dishes offered by the Newar community of Nepal. This steamed dish is specially prepared in a Newar family during the winter and is said to kill cold. The dish has a peculiar shape made out of rice dough. Sweets like chaku and khuwa are packed inside the dough and steamed. Some of the variety also contains finely spiced lentils inside the steamed rice dough cover.

2. Samay Baji

This food reflects the unique feeding habits of Newar people in Nepal.

Samay Baji is the famous Newari dish served as a starter in family get-togethers and festivals. The dish consists of Chiura ( beaten rice) and is served with many side dishes like Choila (marinated meat), fried boiled egg, black soybeans, spicy potato pickle, finely cut ginger, spiced beans, green leafy vegetables, buff and Newari drink called Aila.

3. Sel Roti

Sel Roti is a famous sweet, ring-shaped dish mostly prepared during Tihar. It is a deep-fried rice dough. To add taste, sugar, and cardamom is mixed in the dough before frying it.

Sel Rotis are common in local eateries and are now available in some of the famous departmental stores in the cities.

4. Chatamari

Chatamari, a must-try delicacy of Nepal, is referred to as Newari Pizza by many foreigners. It is made from rice flour.  The rice crepe is topped with minced meat, egg, and seasoned with vegetables.

Prepared in a special way, it is quite different from other “Roti”- bread prepared in Nepal. The bread is baked without flipping it in the pan, unlike other bread.

5. Dhido

Dhido is a traditional Nepali food widely consumed in the hilly and mountain region of Nepal, where rice and wheat is not abundant. Dhido is similar to Polenta and is made by continuously mixing hot water and flours of maize and buckwheat.

It is often eaten along with local vegetable curry, pickle, or Gundruk (fermented leafy green vegetable) soup. Although a food of humble origin, Dhido is the second most popular dish in the country after Dal bhat and we can now find it being served in many Nepali restaurants.

6. Momo cha

Momo or MoMo Cha (in Newar communities) is a famous food in Nepal. Momo is bite-size dumplings filled with seasoned stuffing. Inside the dumpling you can, add veggies, meat, sweets, or anything you prefer.

The dish is usually steamed but other varieties of the dish do exist. The dish comes in other varieties called Kothey Momo (fried) and C-Momo (served with a spicy hot soup.)

Although the dish is said to be originated in Tibet,  it highly evolved with Newari seasoning to suit the Nepali palate.

7. Puwa

Puwa is regarded as pious food among the Hindus.  It is usually served during sacred rituals and Puja.

This is a sweet dish prepared with rice flour, butter, and sugar. Sweet and crusty, it is a mouth-watering dish prepared occasionally. You can eat it dry or with warm milk.

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