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Friday, July 4, 2014

Boso Rahit Momo a delicacy of taste

Boso Rahit Momo is one of the most popular spot that's full of taste and appetite. From chicken to buff you have your choice of your taste and walla your full with a smile. If you are a food lover and wanna try something that is really made of Nepali taste then you must try the local Momos.

Momos are the small Raviolis or dumplings with meat filling inside. The specialty of this Momo is the taste that invites no fat and  the exciting part is the local sauce made of    Sesame seeds with a tangy taste that entertains your pallet with a hint of red chill and pepper.

Located in Patan Dokha and Kupondal the Boso Rahit Momo is a favorite spot for Momo lovers 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Has ko Choiela mind boggling





You might be amazed with the flavors that makes your pallette rocks but once you smell it, it simply gives you the stronge smell of nostalgic aroma that drives you to melt in a mouth full of water.

Yes, I am talking about a delicacy that makes your mouth take the Gs of hotness with a distinct taste of mustard and duck meat  blending in spices and herbs that speaks for itself.
Has Ko Choiela is a delicacy that is popular among newari culture people, its rich taste and the strong aroma of the spices simply give you the enriching experiences of the real taste of Nepali food....

To be precise its a blend of herbs, spices and duck meat in a gourmet experience of taste that gives you the richness of food at its best.


Durga bhauju Has ko Choiela is famous in the Dhobhighat area for its taste and flavor. The savory hot pieces of meat is full of species that opens up your mind.  Try it and you will not regret it, it is said Duck meat is something that is very hard to cook, it needs the right blend of spices and technique to cook.

To cook something is an art but to maintain its tradition is something that's part of culture passed on from generation to generation.
 


  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Momo HUNT

Living in Kathmandu and trying a lot of food, still the taste of momos never gives up on you. One by one it goes in and you feel full with taste satisfactions and smile. Yummy I must say to the expression that comes when you have one plate. popularly known as Dim sum, in the western world Its a delight for the tummy.

 From the petite street corners of  Bhayarbhayeree | momos to the luxurious restaurant stylish dishes, they serve it all the same but their taste and appearances differs accordingly to the way they taste. Some highlights a specific taste of mixed masalas,  some with just the plain taste of meat but in all they taste fantastic. More often  the most popular ones highlight a specific taste of gravy that is served with the momos that you dip and an explosion of taste emerges into your pallet. The taste, and the smell just melts you to have one more......................

MOMOS: MOMOS are raviolis filled with meat means with herbs and spices that is steamed and served with a gravy.  
      The top list of momos in Kathmandu are

  1. Sumai Open momo
  2. Everest Bhayarbhayeree Momo
  3. Bakery Tibetan momo
  4. Momo Mania steam momos (panipokhari)
  5. Royal Saino  sea momos
  6. Momo king 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yummy Aloo Paratha and its recipe


Every time I see or smell the taste of Aloo Paratha my mouth waters with my jaws wide open. I completely go irrational and I cannot  control myself at any point . It is completely magical how my taste buds react but having said that I'm not shy to eat Aloo Paratha at any place or point of time. In Kathmandu you can get the Aloo Parathas at the local Tanduri Nan Shop. The famous one is the Lumbini Tanduri Nan Outlets which are spread across the capital.  The specialty of this outlets are local Indian cuisines like dal makhani, rajma, panir tikka, dal fry, egg curry, chicken curry etc and most interestingly the prices are very less. It cost on averagely 20 to 30 for on Aloo Paratha   and one Paratha is more than enough to give you that feel of yummy and full.  You can find  the outlet close enough if you search for it. If you are hungry and if you want to have a full appetite with good taste in your mouth then you must try the local Aloo Paratha.

It is delicious and splendid...................................  

 Ingredients
  • Wheat Flour 1.5 Cup 
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Water 3/4 cups+
  • 3 teaspoon Oil 
  • 2 teaspoon 

 Filling:
  • Potatoes 4-5 medium sized 
  • Salt To Taste 
  • Oil teaspoon 
  • Cumin Powder 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Coriander Powder 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoon 
  • Green Chilli Finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon(Optional) 
  • Corainder leaves finelt chopped 1 teaspoon 
  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon
Process 

1. First of all make the dow with  flour salt and  oil. Mix the flour with  a pinch of salt and mix it with water. Remember not to put too much of water. Mix the mixture slowly and patiently  increase the water according to the need.   

2. For the filling you need potatoes and above mentioned ingredients. Mix all the spices with the mashed potatoes. You can use boiled potatoes which is more easy. if not then boil the potatoes and  just add  all the ingredients. 

3. After the making the dow and the filling, sprinkle some flour before rolling the roti so that the filling does not come out or stick in the rolling pan. Make a small roti and place a ball of filling in the middle, then roll edges  and make it a big roti 

4. Heat the pan with shudhha Ghee, make sure the pan is well heated then put the roti in. Let the roti gently fry in the pan. Just keep a watch that the fire is not high. To make it crisp keep a watch on the roti, as soon as the ghee starts to give the golden cripsy look and a  yummy smell take it out and serve it with a achar....

      

Delicious Chatamari




Wiki defines Chatamari, “Chataamari (Nepal Bhasa:चतांमरी) is a kind of rice crepe. It is a special dish of Newars. It is a special form of newari “roti” made by rice flour. It is used specially during ‘the guthis’ of newars. It has been very popular among the other cultures as well, and many restaurants of Kathmandu serves this food, and some restaurants even have the names like Chatamari Restaurant.”

Recipe details  

For Rice Base: 
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup water (depends on consistency)
  • 1 cup ghee or butter
  • Pinch of salt Salt to taste
For Toppings: 
  • ½ lb choped/minced chicken (any other meat can be used)
  • ½ cup finaly chopped onions
  • ½ cup diced Tamatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil/butter

Process:1. Heat oil. Fry onions, garlic and ginger until light brown. Put in minced meat, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes just before it’s done. Cook it until meat is nearly done.
Rice Base:
2. Mix rice flour, eggs, water and a pinch of salt to make cake-like-batter. Heat butter over a pan. Pour in some batter and spread out into a thin crust. Cover the pan and cook just on one side for few minutes. Don’t turn onto the other side.
3. Put the topping over it and cook for few minutes again with lid.
4. Serve hot with spicy Achar or chutney.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Food speaks the language of Tradition and Culture




Food is not just a commodity; it holds much to it then to its literal meaning. Having said that food not only explores the possibilities of opportunity but it is a way of life or existence. It is said food not only satisfies your appetite but it psychologically makes you feel at home. Like such, the Nepali tradition of food certainly highlights a great deal of importance in its cultural and traditional values.

“To know the food is to know the culture and tradition,” This statement certainly justifies the meaning as food that entails different aspect of traditional values. Nepali food is something that gives you the right taste and flavors. In Nepal there are around 50 different ethnic groups, with distinctive languages, dress, and customs and to degree cuisines. In remote areas, there is little choice, you eat what you grow. But the foods prepared during festivals are rare and unique in their own way. Nepalese recipes consist of many spices and herbs, which are used in each dish in a different proportion and manner. This makes each recipe unique in its own way. Heavily influenced by Indian and Tibetan cuisine Nepalese food still hold its unique taste and presence where it is highly considered healthy and extremely nourishing.

Highlighting, that there are several regional variations in Nepali food, but one dish more than any other has come to characterize the country’s cuisine it’s the dal-bhat-tarkari. Dal is a lentil sauce that is eaten with the bhat (rice). Tarkari is a generic name for curry vegetable and can be prepared in different ways according to seasonal availability of vegetables and local preferences. It is often served with achar (pickles) which do much to enhance overall appeal.

Like such, the Thakali food is yet another rich version of dal-bhat-tarkari which is popular for its tastes and species. The Thakali food has also aspired its ways to the Nepali Restaurant Industry and to dining habits and may be due to its full diet or vivid taste it is very popular among Nepali as well as foreigners. The Thakali food comes from the tradition of the people of Tibetan affinity who settled in Thak-Khola Valley. Thakali cuisine also uses locally-grown buckwheat, barley, millet and dal as well as rice and dal. The Thakali food set generally consist flavors of rich spicy content that shows the rich and vast array of exploration of taste buds.

Now talking more about the taste variation, Nepalese love spices and pickles, it’s an essential part of their diet. Pickles mostly come salty, sour, sweet or tangy, all big on flavor such that just a spoonful is needed with the meal. It adds flavor and it blend into any type of dish and has become an important part of Nepali cuisine.

Looking and understanding the taste, dal bhat tarkaari is common among Newars, one of the oldest inhabitants of Kathmandu but they have incorporated it in a variation of taste. Another popular item among them is chiura: dried beaten rice, served with an array of meat and vegetable curries and pickle.
Outside the Kathmandu Valley where the variety of vegetables and ingredients is much less, diets are simpler. Above 3000 meters, of altitudes, corn, millet, buckwheat, barley and wheat take over as staples. The everyday lunch and dinner of many hill villagers is dhindo, a thick mush of boiled ground grains, doctored up with a soupy vegetable sauce of the ubiquitous.

Nepali saag (spinach), gundruk (dried and fermented vegetable leaves) or sisnu (nettles) are commonly used according to availability. In the far west, hill dwellers subsist on heavy bread made from a crude brown wheat or buckwheat. Barley, potatoes, dairy products and a few hardy vegetables fuel the highest Himalayan settlers of Nepal. Traders to Tibet cross 6000 meter passes carrying little more than dry tsampa (roasted fine-ground grains) to mix with butter tea, and perhaps some dried cheese (churpi) or meat. If you’re up in the Khumbu, Langtang or Manang/Jomsom areas, be sure to try some tsampa. You can also buy it in Kathmandu’s Asan bazaar. The delicious, nutty flavor and nutritious, high-energy content make it an ideal trekking food. You may have less success in downing a cup of Tibetan butter tea, known to put off most Westerners and even Nepali lowlanders.

Tibetan influences increase the further north you go, although perenial favourites, such as the momo (a stuffed dumpling, fried or steamed), are widely available in the lower regions too. In the trekking regions, you are likely to encounter little other than Nepali food, which some people may find slightly monotonous. The choice is greater in the Terai where you will also find many excellent Indian dishes.

Perhaps, the traditional food in Kathmandu has been monopolized by few of the restaurants creating their own name and fame in giving people a new taste in same old traditional way.

Bhojan Griha is one of the oldest restaurants located in Dillibazar with the taste and feel of ancient days. The property is located in a traditional setting and dates back over 150 years. Originally belonging to the royal priest of the king of Nepal, it’s a historical monument. A renovated history of 4 storey building, it Taste authentic organic Nepalese food then what more can you expect. The food is served with local
folk dances and songs with the tradition of Nepali essence. Dining at Bhojan Griha, meaning House of Food, is a unique experience of splurging into the taste of Nepal. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day.

Similarly, Bhancha Ghar is yet another destination that highlights the enigmatic presence and essence of Nepali tradition. It has been more than two decades that the Bhancha Ghar has been catering the needs of foreign guests. From 1989 AD, Bhancha Ghar has been promoting Nepalese cuisine with no priority for an entirely Nepalese restaurant. Bhancha Ghar is a total experience that serves not only food but a feeling and essence of Nepali tradition. With spices making the taste the variable meat dishes and vegetarian dishes prepared with Newari style, accompanied by house blends of raksi, gives it the taste of Nepali at its best. Center of focusing the lifestyles of various ethnic groups of Nepal the cultural show gives you the feel of true Nepali taste. Established in a faithfully restored aristocratic household and completely furnished with authentic Nepali craftsmanship, it offers fine traditional food in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Likewise, Nepali Chulo is yet another destination located in Lazimpat Road. The decor and interior highlights the Nepali tradition and culture that gives you the rich taste and flavor of its richness and essence. The building is an ancient Rana palace that is loud and clear about its standing. It offers the supreme traditional Nepali and Newari cuisine with dynamic cultural programs. The menu covers a veg and non-veg set plate, a thali on which will come all your smaller dishes.

Tukuche Thakali Kitchen, of Durbar Marg in Kathmandu, offers excellent food. The name itself Tukuche is an ancestral home of the Thakali people. The Tukuche serves 100% the traditional Thakali food that taste, smells and presents itself with the name and quality. In menu, one can find a wide selection of items that are typically Thakali as well as a smaller collection of items created to cater to customer demand. Usually, people who come here tend to go for the set meals, which are convenient and filling, but the other items on the menu are also worth exploring. With the essence of giving the taste even the meat used here is exclusively of hardy mountain goat or chicken. Among the several Thakali restaurants in town, Tukuche is one of the oldest establishments offering the best in terms of quality taste and presentation. Over their years of service, this place has gained a lot of ground in the local market. It’s certainly a great place to experience authentic Thakali cuisine.

Food in Nepal is not an option it’s a way of life. People have been eating food for many reasons, but in Nepal the food speaks the language of tradition and values. It’s a way to understand the true spirit where one can easy know the nature and presence by knowing the food.

Angan, a People's Restaurant




"Angan" as the name suggests is a family restaurant, which is famous in the valley for its delicacy of mouth-watering Sweets, Samosa, Panipoori and Dosa. Perhaps it can be said as a gastronomical wonder of taste with its menus rolling down from different tastes of sweet to tangy to other tasteful items.

Currently it has four outlets situated in Tripureshwor, Putalisadak, New Road, Gyaneshwor where different vegetarian Indian and Chinese dishes are served with adequate service. Moreover adapting the modern trend the Angan also serves a wide variety of fast foods items like Pizza, burgers and sandwich to its arrivals.

Similarly, the menu opens with a variety of sweets, snacks and different food packages for Lunch and Dinner items focusing on the high taste. There are more than 50 sweets available in the menus where specifically Rasbari, Kaaju Barfi, Saan Papdi have embraced people in magnetizing them towards its abode. Apart from the sweets the Samosa, Chat, Dosa, Jalebi and Pani Poori are quiet in craze for the trendy foody people.

Similarly, it caters a wide range of customer from teenagers to adult, with its list of menus to dissolve their fantasy in the sweet sugary candies to tangy items and spicy Dosa. To be precise, Angan is a place of preference where people come to satisfy their needs of taste.

The Angan is currently running under the company name of Pashupati Foods as a franchise outlet of international chain of restaurants, Bikanervala of India. According to S.M Agrawal, In-charge of Angan, "We at Angan focus in quality and preference of customer. We use technical specification for the variety of food product to give it authentic taste to our clients."

Today the world is changing and with the changing world, people's tastes and preferences are also changing highlighting a newer concept of health conciseness. We at Angan focus on innovative products according to customer's needs and wants. Recently we had launched a sugar free Peda and Angeer Chikki which is really
grasping our customers attention. " 100% customer satisfaction is our main motto and we try to focus on that by every means" said Agrawal.

We use high quality raw material for our products, we don’t compromise with quality and maintain a high hygiene level. Sometimes people do complain about the high prices but after observing the hygiene and quality standards they generally fall back, stated Agrawal.

Though, there are different restaurant available in the market but Angan proves to be one of the gastronomical wonder with its varieties of food items creating a new scope and taste for the foody people.