Nepal Food

(x1)  | By: Frequent Flyer | 2,631 Views | 0 Replies

Introduction to Nepalese Food

Just wanted to share with you the typical food I've eaten in Nepal..

Nepal food differs from the one culture to the another. However, here?s a typical sample of nepal food from different cultures.

Dal, Bhat and Tarkari - translated as Lentils, Rice and Curried vegetable. It is the main staple diet of most Nepali people.


Chatamari - (Newari) food resembles Pizza or Dosa (south Indian). rice flour flat bread cooked over heat with toppings such as minced meat (with or without some vegetable), egg, sugar or no toppings.

Choyla -(Newari) grilled /roasted spicy meat. usually eaten as appetizer with liquor

Gundruk - dried and fermented green vegetables leaves. when made to soup gives a slightly sour, slightly tangy.

Kwati - (Newari) soup with many beans. a festival specialty

Momo(cha) - (Newari) a dumplings filled with minced meat (usually buffalo in Nepal, Turkey elsewhere), served steamed or fried. very popular appetizer, afternoon snack or evening meal.

Samay Baji - (Newari) beaten rice with roasted meat, smoked fish, boiled-then-fried egg, black soybeans and diced ginger.usually a ritual nepal food.

Sekuwa - grilled meat usually made from mutton, duck, chicken, buff, wild boar.

Sel - doughnut shaped dessert/snack made from rice flour

Sukuti - spicy dried meat roasted over a charcoal fire.

Aloo Tama - Potato made with bamboo shoots.

Tawkhaa - (Newari) Jello of meat soup served cold.

Wo - (Newari) flour patty made of lentils with or without meat/egg topping. used in ritual or festival or used as snack.

Nepali Main Dish

Aloo Tama - Bamboo shoot and potato.

Dal - lentil soup usually eaten with rice. most popular lentils usued as dal in Nepal are black, red and yellow.

Sag -  Green Vegetables - Spinach, mustard greens or broad-leaved mustard. A standard accompaniment to plain rice for lunch or dinner.

Masu - meat with spices (curry) and gravy. usually served with rice. Most Nepalese eat chicken, mutton. Some eat buffalo and pork. Almost no one eats cow. Killing cow is prohibited in Nepal

Bhat - steamed rice

Tarkari - any vegetable or group of vegetables in curry, usually broth. can be made in thousand s ways.


Achar - a sour, spice or seet pickle. can be made in thousand ways. the most poplar are made of ground tomatoes, sliced radish, ground coriander, boiled or diced potatoes.

Sanya Khuna - (Newari) hot, spicy, salty jellotype food made from fish soup.

Nepali Desserts

Dahi - Yogurt/Curd

Juju Dhau - popular creamy curd from Bhaktapur. Juju literally means ??king".

Sikarni - curd mixed with dried fruits.

Nepali Drinks

Rakshi - liquor (can mean local liquor)

Thon (Newari) or Chhyang (Tibetan) - the milky white beer/liquor made from fermented rice.

Tongba - a popular liquor in the hills. made by pouring hot water into a pot of fermented millet and drunk with a bamboo straw.

Gonna get something to eat ...
Got starving writing this nepal food post!
Bon Appetit ...

globe Explore Nepal
calendar Calendar bookmark Bookmark mail Email print Print

Most Popular Attractions In Nepal, You May Find Interesting...

  • Mt Everest’s towering peak is just one among the Himalayan Mountains that form the northern border between China and Nepal Far below the icy peaks, rhododendrons cover the mountain passes of the foothills To the south of the mountain, lies the humid and fertile Tarai plain, where rhinoceros and... Read More

    Don't Miss Places In Nepal

    Rating: 5006 Users

  • Hi!  I've just got back from Nepal, having spent 5 weeks in this beautiful country I've written an account of my time there, I hope you will find it interesting and useful if you ever decide to go there on your travels I traveled to Nepal with my boyfriend and was there from 22nd of April to the... Read More

    Never Ending Peace And Love - Nepal

    Rating: 120 Users

  • Annapurna Post Day by Day I'm gonna introduce you to a detailed post of the Annapurna trekThis Annapurna post includes a recommended plan of how much to walk every day This is the exact way I did it with my fellows Annapurna literally means "full of food", but is normally translated as Goddess... Read More

    Annapurna Post

    Rating: 20 Users

  • Hey Travelers, I have just been to Nepal for 3 months; I had so much fun, so I felt like sharing all this fun with this travel community! I will recommend you in this post what places you should definitely not miss in NepalI will also help you organize your trip! So where is Nepal? Nepal is a... Read More

    New Nepal

    Rating: 20 Users

Subscribe to Get The Latest Travel Articles!