Whether at home or abroad there are certain foods every Nepali loves to have. So here we present the most common yet very delicious 10 foods Nepalis can not live without.
1 DAL BHAT TARKARI
Dal Bhat Tarkari is regular and traditional food in Nepal. People prefer roti or chapati with rice too. Dal is lentis (pulses), Bhat is cooked rice and tarkari is cooked vegetables. Generally, it is taken as a main meal twice a day in lunch and dinner.
2 HARIYO SAAG
Nepalis are fond of green leafy vegetables, they always love to have nutritious lightly cooked leafy vegetables with main dish. The most popular are raayo ko saag, tori ko sag, methi ko sag or seasonal bethe ko saag, mula ko saag.
Everyone just loves it
4 MULA KO TYPICAL NEPALI ACHAR
Mulako achar is a squeezed pickle made up of fresh dried radish with lemon oil, green chilies and other spicy stuff. Among many other pickles it is the most popular. It is served a spoon with main dish.
5 KHASI KO MASU
Like elsewhere in the world, Nepalis love to eat meat. Chicken, pork, buffalo meat are commonly consumed but among them the most loved is Khasiko Masu ‘Goat Meat’, also the most expensive.
6 KHAJA MA CHAU-CHAU
The most common light lunch in Nepal is a packet of locally produced noodle. ‘Wai wai’ tops them all followed by Rara, Mayos, Ramba, you name it.
Chiura is another popular dry food item in Nepal. It is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes also known as beaten rice. It is served with cooked vegetables, curry, gravy meat or even with tea and milk.
Sell-Roti is a Nepali traditional home-made, sweet, ring-shaped rice bread/doughnut. It is mostly prepared during festive seasons.
9 CHHOILA KACHELA SUKUTI
These are three different meat items. These spicy items are extremely popular especially while having alcohol. People love to have them as snacks.
10 GUNDRUK KO JOHOL RA DHEDO
Gundruk is fermented leafy green vegetable and is a popular food in Nepal and claimed to be one of the national traditional dishes. It is best served with another traditional foot item ‘Dhedho’