Food is one of the most important basic needs of our life. Quality food and its taste always remind us about the place and provider.
As Nepal is a wonderful country with diversity in natural as well as in cultural aspects. With the variation in ethnic groups and traditions, there are numerous lists of food items available in each corner of the country.
So, here we come with the Top five most popular food found in Nepal which you would like to taste during your visit to Nepal.
Five Famous Nepali food Name are:
The most common and popular food among Nepali people is Dal Bhat. Different types of tarkari and achar (curry and pickle) with the food Dal bhat give the best recipe. These foods include vegetarian as well as non-veg items on the basis of Tarkari (curry) select to intake with it. Dal Bhat is the national food of Nepal and then most of the people take Dal Bhat as regular food items at home.
For, health-conscious people, it is the most hygienic food due to availability of important nutrients for the human body. If we want to take a balanced diet then nonother than Dal Bhat Tarkari can be the best choice.
MoMo is also a popular food item found in Nepal. It is very common among children to old aged people due to the hygienic and easily availability of simple to well facilitate food stalls, café, hotels and restro.
Different types of momo depending on the way of cooking are: –
It is the simplest and cheapest momo among other momo recipe. Steam momo is prepare by steaming the bite-sized dumpling called kema wrapping inside the dough of the wheat flour.
Kothe momo is fried moon-shaped steam momo with juicy chicken fillings in it.
C-momo (Chili momo)
A special momo recipe with a hot spice taste is common as C-momo. It is available in both stem and fried conditions. You can get C- momo with different types of dumplings (chicken, veg items, buff, etc) encloses inside the dough also.
The fried momo refers to all types of momo ( veg, chicken, and buff) which are fried after half steaming.
The momo recipe in cup shape without closing the kema inside by dough is known as open momo.
Behind these types of momo, different varieties and tastes of momo are found in Nepal on the basis of the place where you are. Momo is an intake with a pickle of sesame(teel in Nepali )and chili as well as mint which increases the taste of momo.
Depending upon kema of the dough in momo, mainly two types of momo:- veg momo and non–veg momo are available. Veg momo includes different vegetables, milk products, nuts, and spices inside the dough as kema. Similarly, non–veg items include meat of goat, lamb, pork, water buffalo, yak, chicken, turkey, and seafood with spices such as kema.
There is a belief that the momo technique enters Nepal through Newari traders from Lasha and Tibetan who migrates towards the mountainous region of Nepal.
Newari Khaja set
By name, it seems like the food is common among Newari people only but it is one of the selective food among all Nepalese.
Each Newari food items have its own religious and cultural value. Some common Newari food items are: –
Beaten rice -Samaybaji (chiura)
Samaybaji is the Newari name for beaten rice which is called chiura in Nepali. It is a healthy food item that is prepared by boiling rice grains and then passing through the machine. Beaten rice is an important food item in Newari culture. There is a tradition of offering beaten rice to God during puja, festivals, and special occasions. Because of its uniqueness in taste, preparation style, and naturality, it is common in all Nepalese.
Beaten rice is the common snack of Nepalese during festivals and day-to-day life. Taking beaten rice either with curry, pickle, yogurt or meat gives a special taste a unique food recipe.
Lentil pancake- Wo (bara)
Bara – Wo in the Newari language is a delicious food item containing green or black lentils. Varieties of lentil pancakes are available depending on the way of cooking.
Potato pickle is the most common pickle item among all Neplease family as alu ko achar. It is a healthier and more selective dish in regular food items such as potato salad. By mixing other green vegetables such as radish, beans, onion, cucumber, and roasted fenugreek in it, we can make a special recipe of potato as well.
Smoked meat (Chhoela)
Smoked meat is common as Chhoela in Newari culture. Chhoela of different boneless meat items of goat, buffalo, or chicken are available according to our choice. Commonly, it is a pickle of smoked boneless meat.
Besides these fried soybeans, boiled black eye beans with bamboo shoots and potatoes (aloo tama), fried fish, buff, mutton, and chicken meat items, and alcohol are common on each special occasion (bhoj).
Dhindo, one of the healthier and more selective foods of Nepal has become more popular nowadays. Increasing demand among internal and external tourist shows the value of food.
Dhindo is a paste of floor prepared by boiling water and floor of grains in a proper manner and applying enough force until forming a proper paste. Depending on the type of floor, different types of dhindo are found in Nepal. Grains such as millet, wheat, maize buckwheat, and barley are most common for obtaining the floor of Dhindo.
Different recipes of Dhindo are formed by making a paste of various floor items. For example, barley floor is used to make barley dhindo recipes, the millet floor for millet dhindo, and so on.
Dhindo with Gundruk (local food prepared by fermenting spinach or other green leaves of vegetables), local hen meat, and pickle gives a delicious taste. Various curry items, dal, and pickles are taken with dhindo. It is very good food for people suffering from diabetes.
Because of its softness people of every age can intake this dish and it is very good food for removing cholesterol of the body as well
Thukpa is a popular snack in Nepal. Mostly children and teenagers love this dish and it is common among adults as well. It contains thick soup with noodles, vegetables, egg or meat of our choice.
According to our selection ingredients except noodles may be different in Thukpa. If we want hot and spicy also we can easily get such a recipe regarding place and availability.
Except for these food items, there are numerous dishes that have special taste and importance found in Nepal. Each caste and cultural group of Country Nepal has its own way of intaking and preparing food also which gives a divine variation to food.
Thus to taste all these unique food items visit Nepal with Mission summit treks. We will also make your visit wonderful with the beauty and diversity of Nepal.