The food of Nepal is as diverse as the country itself.
The Nepalese recipes are quick to cook and good to eat. Nepalese food is
famous for its nutrition level and tempting taste. Whilst Nepalese cuisine
is somewhat basic, it certainly does not lack in flavor, making extensive
use of spices and flavorings such as ginger, garlic, coriander, pepper,
cumin, chilies, cilantro, mustard oil, ghee and occasionally yak butter.
Come let us savour some of the famous dishes of Nepal.
In most part of country, especially rice-growing areas, Dal Bhat (pulses
and rice) is the staple food of Nepalese, that is eaten twice a day.
Snacks such as bread, chura (beaten rice), roti (flat bread), curried
vegetables, milked tea and other snacks are also generally eaten in between
the two big meals.
Famous Nepalese Cuisine
Equally popular among Nepali people and foreign tourists, Gundrook-Dheedo
is a sugar-free dish made of wheat, maize and dried green vegetable. The
food is high on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well.
Aloo Tama (Alu Tama) simply means 'Potato Bamboo Shoots'. It is a unique
and classic Nepali curry flavor dish. It is unique in the sense that it is
unlike any other Indian or South Asian curry since they rarely use bamboo
shoots. Similarly, unlike other East Asian cuisine such as Chinese that uses
Bamboo shoots but do not use curry spices.
Vegetable Pulao (Fried Nepali Rice)
Vegetable Pulao is one of the popular ways rice is served during the
parties and events in the Nepalese household. It has flavor of turmeric and
cumin to it. The rice is particularly famous among tourists who prefer
eating it with curd and Manchurian.
Masu is spiced or curried meat (usually chicken, mutton, buffalo or pork)
with gravy. Served with rice, it is a main course dish, very popular in
Vegetable Thukpa (Egg Noodles)
This is a seasonal dish. Tibetan Vegetable Thukpa is one of the main food.
During Tibetan new year celebration 'Losar'the dish is a part of celebration
and tradition for the Nepalese.
Regarded as Newari pizza, Chatamari is a flat bread made from rice flour
with or without toppings (meat, vegetables, eggs, sugar). It is highly
savoured by the tourists who consider it as a good and healthy substitute to
A special Limbu culture drink, Tongba is homemade wine. Fermented millet
seeds are put in a wooden or plastic mug which is filled with hot water. One
sips through a bamboo straw as more hot water is added which makes Tongba go
down easily with greater impact and taste. Many consume this drink during
winter season, and is also a favorite drink among the tourists.
Rakshi is a millet-based distilled alcoholic drink It is traditionally an
important requirement at a lot of religious rituals and social events,
perhaps because it is not only an alcoholic drink but also because of its
antiseptic qualities. It is a strong drink, and is often brewed at home.
Apart from its traditional food the country offers a wide range of Chinese
and Japanese fast foods like momos and macaroni. There are many food outlets
in the city which provide the traveler with excellent cooking. The food in
Nepal is delicious and is available at a very reasonable price to the
tourist so that they could fully enjoy the mouth watering traditional
recipes of the region.