The country’s Cultural and geographic diversity provides ample space for a variety of cuisines based on ethnicity and on soil and climate. Nevertheless, dal-bhat-tarkari is eaten throughout the country. Dal is a soup made of lentils and spices. This is served over boiled grain, bhat—usually rice with vegetable curry, tarkari. Condiments are usually small amounts of extremely spicy chutney or pickle which can be fresh or fermented. The variety of these is staggering, said to number in the thousands. Other accompaniments may be sliced lemon or lime with fresh green chili (hariyo khursani).Dhido is a traditional food of Nepal. Much of the cuisine is variation on Asian themes.
Five famous cuisines
Nepalese food possesses the most delicious and unique style of taste. The varieties of ingredients it has are not common and used in all types of food. Nepalese food is not only rich in its taste but reflects the wide variety of culture and traditions.
Daal Bhat Tarkari
Daal bhat tarkari is the daily meal eaten by all the Nepalese throughout the country. Daal is a soup made of lentils and spices which is served with the boiled grains known as Bhat. Tarkari is curry-a mash up of different vegetables flavored with spices and curry powder. It is the main staple diet of most Nepali people and usually eaten two times a day.
Momo is a type of dumpling which is made from dough usually filled with minced meat-buffalo, chicken and pork-and also with vegetables. It is usually steamed or fried found in almost every restaurant, hotel and motel of Nepal and mainly eaten as an appetizer. This dish is very popular in almost every corner of Nepal. Momo is a must-try food item of Nepalese cuisine once you are here.
Chatamari is a Newari food item which is also a type of an appetizer. It resembles pizza. It is prepared fromrice flour by making flat bread cooked over heat. It has toppings such as minced meat, eggs, some vegetables like tomato, onions, green chilly, etc.
Gundrook is dried and fermented green vegetable leaves. It is usually prepared as soup adding beans and potatoes. It is slightly sour and tangy with very unique taste.Dheedo is a sugar-free dish made up of either wheat or maize. The food is high on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well. It is usually eaten with Gundrook soup. Dheedo is considered to be very healthy especially for diabetic people. This dish is also called as the national food of Nepal which can be found in typical Nepalese cuisine restaurants and the local homes of the villages.
Sel Roti is a traditional home made sweet, ring-shaped rice doughnut. It is made up of rice flour. This dish ne prepared during Hindu festivals like Tihar and Maghesankaranti and other ceremonies like Marriage, Bartabandha, etc.
So, once you are here in Nepal, don’t forget to try a taste of these five famous Nepali food. And, if you can’t come here, try searching Nepali restaurants in your city or country. Nepali people are spread all over the world.
Want to cook Nepali cuisine?
Nepal is rich in culture, traditional and festival likewise it is very rich in food varieties. The food items are also affected by cultural, tradition and topography. People eat vegetarian as well non vegetarian food in equal proportion. People in Nepal eat fresh and home cooked food. Mother at home generally cooks food for the family.Nepalese food although is very tasty, but has not reach the popularity of Chinese cuisine and french cuisine, simply because it has been not introduced internationally in a proper manner.Foreign tourist come to Nepal relish the food here, but they do not know the preparation method and cannot get the authentic herb in their country in their country. Nepalese people are not rich enough to open restaurant and introduce their food but now a days every Nepalese emphasize to introduce their food. So if foreigner are interested then we can teach them how to cook Nepali cuisine and you will surly have a good experience and have some fun it will be best memory for your whole life.
Some Recipe about how to cook famous Food of Nepalese
Momo is a type of steamed bun with some form of filling. Momo has become a traditional delicacy in Nepal. It is the most popular food here. Its takes 1 hour to preparation and 20 to 30 minutes steaming
Daal Bhat Tarkari
Daal bhat tarkari is the daily meal eaten by all the Nepalese throughout the country. Lets experience Nepalese food and have fun by taking wonderful memory.
Yellow daal, Ginger garlic paste, Red onion chooped
, Turmeric, Red pepper Powder, Salt, Cumin Seeds
Hot green paper chooped, Canola oil
|1. Heat the oil or ghee in a medium saucepan over medium flame. Add the spices and stir for about 30 seconds to lightly toast them. Immediately stir in the onion and chile pepper and saute until the onions are cooked through and translucent, 3 or 4 minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes and cook down for a minute or two. Then stir in the dal, water and salt and pepper to season.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 45 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
|Bhat||· Basmati rice ,Water||1. Place the rice in a bowl and rinse with a couple changes of fresh water and drain well. Add the 4 cups of water and set aside to soak the rice for about 30 minutes.
2. Put the rice and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high flame. Cover tightly, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest, covered, for another 10 minutes before serving.
|Tarkari||· Ground coriander ,Ground cumin,Turmeric ,Oil or ghee Onion, finely chopped Garlic, finely chopped cloves Gingerroot, peeled and minced Tomatoes, seeded and chopped, Potatoes, cubed ,Cauliflower, cut into florets , Water||1. Heat the oil or ghee in a wok, karahi or large pot over medium flame. Add the coriander, cumin and turmeric and stir for about 30 seconds to lightly toast. Then immediately stir in the onion, garlic and ginger. Saute until the onion is well cooked, reduced in volume a loses its raw flavor, anywhere from 4 to 7 minutes. Take care not to burn the onions.
2. Add the tomatoes and cook down for a minute or two. Next add in the potatoes and cauliflower and stir to heat through. Stir in the water and season with salt and pepper.