Typical Nepali Food that you have not imagined yet!
The unleavened flatbread is a staple food item in Terai. It encompasses a variety of whole-grain flatbreads such as Wheat roti, Corn roti. Including the easter parts of Nepali dish Wachipa and Tharu's special dish crab and Ghongi
When it comes to Nepali cuisine, Daal-Bhaat-Tarkari is what everyone thinks of but it is much more diverse than that. Every ethnic group and community has its own food culture and way of cooking. Even the Newar communities living in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur have some variance in their cuisines, and similarly in Tharu communities living in the eastern region and far-western region. This is the reason behind the presence of enormous varieties of cuisine and to get that particular ethnic taste, you will have to say goodbye to your fork and spoon, and use your hand instead.
Samay Baji Newari Cuisine
Newari cuisine is one of the most delicious foods with intense flavor consisting of over 200 dishes. It widely uses buffalo meat. There are dishes for every edible part of buffalo meat (cooked and uncooked) which includes intestine, stomach, and brain. It is the other reason why they are famous.
Some of the popular foods include, Kwati (soup of different beans), Vegetable Curry or Fried Green Vegetables, Kachila (spiced minced meat), Chhoyla (water buffalo meat marinated in spices and grilled over the flames of dried wheat stalks), Pukala (fried meat), wo (lentil cake), Paun Kwa (sour soup), Swan Puka (stuffed lungs), Syen (fried liver), Mye (boiled and fried tongue), Sapu Mhicha (leaf tripe stuffed with bone marrow) and Sanya Khuna (jellied fish soup).
Newari Khaja Set
For vegetarians, meat and dried fish can be replaced by fried tofu or cottage cheese. Dessert consists of Dhau (yogurt), Sisabusa (fruits) and Mari (sweets). There are pickles made with Aamli fruit and other items. Thwon (rice beer) and Ayla (local alcohol) are the common home-made alcoholic liquors.
Thakali food is basically Dal-Bhat-Tarkari − Lentils, Rice and Vegetables, with Meat (Chicken or Mutton), Spicy Fried Potatoes and Spinach for non-vegetarians. As for vegetarians, Meat is replaced with Carrots, Cauliflower, Peas, and Green Beans which are cooked using the same spices as in the preparation of Meat. Most modern Thakali restaurants, however, also offer Momos (meat dumplings) and Thukpa (noodle soup).
Sometimes Buckwheat Breads (like chapatis or pancakes) may be served with the basic Curry and Kachhyamba (buckwheat finger chips) as an appetizer. Desserts include Sweet Curd or Phopke (fermented rice). Some places fry tiny pieces of Churpi (hard yak cheese, the stringy variety), and serve the Phopke over it with a little ghee to make it extra special. Fresh tomato relish and white radish pickle are placed to the side.