Food is a primary need of every living creature. In addition, Nepal is always a welcoming nation for the art of culinary cuisines. Experience the local test of food of Nepal it is as tasty as the test of restaurants and hotels. All the travellers who want a genuine taste of Nepali food should not miss the chance of testing the foods which are popular in the context of Nepal. Trust me that you can find the taste that you have never been through.
Dhido is a traditional food of Nepal as you can’t miss it when u visit Nepal. After all, Millet wheat or buckwheat, corn flour is the ingredients to cook dhido traditionally. You can also enjoy the different ways of eating food as dhido is eaten by making a small ball with one finger, dipping it in the cool soup. It swallowed as it sticks between the teeth. In the Himalaya reasons, dhido lunch as well as dinner to run the daily life.
Sel roti is a Nepali traditional homemade, ring shaped rice bread. It is sweet and mostly prepared during Dashain, Tihar and widely celebrated Hindus festivals in Nepal. Sel roti is also an iconic symbol of Nepali Culture and festivals. It is essential in all the culture and traditions Nepalese celebration. You can also enjoy the taste of sel roti with the curry of your choice. As a visitor to Nepal, you can taste the different flavour of taste.
Gundruk is the national dishes of Nepal. It is a fermented green leafy vegetable which is prepared from the green mustard leaf, cauliflower leaf, and also with the root and leaf of radish. These leaves and roots are wilts for 5 to 6 days shredded with a knife. Most of the production of gundruk is at the household level. It serves as a side meal with the main meal. Gundruk is been prepare as soup and a pickle.
Samay Baji is a traditional dish of a Newar community. This food is also recognized as one of the main attraction of Nepal. As this dish is passed down from many generations it is still appreciated more by the people. It is mostly used on the occasions, Newari festivals and also on family get-together of a Newari community. It is a combination of varieties of food like; chyura (bitten rice), choila (marinated buffalo meat), bhatmas (black soya beans), saag (green leaves), fried boiled egg, aalu achar (spicy potato salad), goat meat and Newari drink called ‘ayla’ in a single plate. This dish is mostly famous in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur areas of Nepal.
The name Yomari starts from the Newari language in which ‘Yoh’ indicate love or to like and ‘mari’ indicate bread dish. Yomari is also a delicious food in Newar community in Nepal. It is a steam dumpling which consists of an external coverage of rice flour and inner feelings of chaku or khuwa. It is mostly prepared on the festival of the Newar community which is known as ‘Yomari Purne’. According to Newars the triangular shape of the yomari is a symbolic representation of one-half of the shadkona, the symbol of wisdom and Saraswati.
The group of Newari people is socially rich. Not only they have different celebrations and jatras to celebrate they are also rich with the culinary practices. Chatamari is a crepe from rice flour with red meat garnishes and mixes with salt and pepper. Similarly, It is also known as Nepali pizza. Chatamari is in use during the festivals or occasions of Newar community. It is eaten as a snack and many restaurants of Kathmandu serve chatamari as an appetizer and also small eateries who serve chatamari as the main item on their menu.
Juju dhau means king of yoggurt. It is originally from Bhaktapur of Nepal. Cow milk is used to make a regular yoggurt and buffalo milk is traditionally used to make the juju dhau. Likewise, t is prepared in a natural red clay pot called ‘mato ko kataro’. A visit to Bhaktapur is never complete without tasting a bowl of juju dhau.