Nepalese Cuisine

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Nepalese cuisine refers to the food eaten in Nepal.

Nepalese dishes are generally healthier than most other South Asian cuisine, relying less on using fats and more on chunky vegetables, lean meats, pickled ingredients and salads. Whilst Nepal does take heavy influences from its closest geographical companions such as India, China and Tibet, this mountainous country only opened up its borders to outsiders in the 1950s. This factor, in addition to transport and trade difficulties Nepal’s geographical setting, has maintained a focus on using locally grown produce.

Common ingredients found across Nepalese cuisine include lentils, potatoes (which are particularly popular within the Newar communities in the Himalayas and Pahar region), tomatoes, cumin, coriander, chilies, peppers, garlic and mustard oil.

Yoghurt, or dahi is popular across Nepal, and is eaten for its healthy attributes and adaptable nature, as it can be used as a side dish or as an ingredient in drinks (Lassi) and desserts (Sikarni). While establishing a group of foods that are distinctly Nepalese is no easy task, there are some dishes that are mainstays when visiting the culturally diverse Nepal.…

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Momo is a type of steamed bun with some form of filling. Momo has become a traditional delicacy in Nepal, …
Halva is a sweet dish and a very common traditional dish of many countries such as Middle East, South Asia, …
(0 ) Jilbi, Jilipi, Jila… (Bangladeshi) (Indian) (Nepalese)
It is also known as Zulbia, is a sweet popular in countries of South Asia, West Asia, North Africa, and …
Chaku is a Nepalese cuisine made from concentrated sugarcane juice, jaggery, ghee, and nuts. The mixture is cooked down until …
It is a traditional food of Nepal. It is similar to halva or polenta, made by boiling hot water and …
Rajma is a popular South Asian vegetarian dish originating from the Indian subcontinent, consisting of red kidney beans in a …
It is a traditional meat dish of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. It is meat finely chopped by a chopping …
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by itisclaudio (0 ) Public: Users can add dishes

Most common food and dishes you find in the Nepal for breakfast.


by atasneem (0 ) Public: Users can add dishes

Sikkim is a state in India, near Nepal, Bhutan and China. The foods there are very different because of the fusion of the neighbouring country. Here is the list of dishes from Sikkim, India.


by atasneem (0 ) Personal: Only owner can add dishes

These are the common street food you must try in Nepal.