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Authentic Nepali Cuisine by Bhancha Ghar

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Aalu Achar (with Mula)

Ingredients   500 gms potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into cubes 250 gms Raddish / carrots cut into thick stripes ( add 1 tsp salt and a pinch... read more

Aalu Wala (Aalu Sadheko)

Ingredients 500 gms boiled potatoes , peed and cut into cubes 1/2 tbspoon or acc. to your taste 1 tsp Chilly powder 1 tsp Cumin powder 1 ... read more

Beans and Bamboo Shoots

Ingredients 1 cup bamboo shoots 2 cups potatoes, peeled, and cut into ½-in. cubes 1 cup black-eyed peas, soaked overnight 1 cup onions, f... read more

Chicken Bhutua

Ingredients 1.5 lb. Chicken, black and white, cut into 1-in pieces (can also be substituted with lamb) 5 garlic gloves, minced 1 in. ginger,... read more

Chicken Chop

Ingredients 1 lb. Chicken breasts, skinned and boned 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon chili powder ... read more

Chicken Chow Chow

Ingredients 1 lb. Tibetan noodles, similar to spaghetti, or cavatelli 1/2 lb. chicken, cut into ¼-in. slices in 1.5-in. length (can be substituted ... read more

Chicken Eggplant

Ingredients  1 cup onions, sliced  1 cup chicken broth  1 cup chopped tomatoes  1 teaspoon garlic, minced  1 teaspoon... read more

Chicken Sekuwa

Ingredients 2 lbs. Chicken breasts, skinned, boned, and cut into 1-in. cubes. (Can be substituted with large shrimps Melted butter for bastin ... read more

Chicken Tarkari

Ingredients 2 lbs. chicken, black and white, skinned, boned, and cut into 1.5-in. cubes 3 cups onion, chopped 2 cups yogurt 2 cups chicken... read more

Chicken Zucchini

Ingredients 1 lb. Chicken breasts, skinned, boned, and cut into 1-in pieces (can be substituted with lamb) 2 cups zucchini, cut into 1-in long strips ... read more

Chili Achaar

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh red thai chilies 1/2 cup fresh green thai chilies 1/2 cup cilantro 1/2 cup mint leaves 4 cloves garlic,... read more

Choo Laa

Ingredients 500 gms minced meat 1 & 1/2 tbsp salt - or acc to taste 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp cumin powder 1/2 tsp coriander... read more

Creamy Chicken

Momo Ingredients Dough for wrappers: 3 cup All-purpose flour 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup water Pinch of salt Filling: 1 lb. lean ground lamb or... read more

Gorkhali Shrimp (Grilled Shrimp Sauteed in Chili Sauce)

Ingredients 1.5 lbs. Medium-size shrimps, peeled and deveined Bamboo skewers (pre-soaked in cold water for at least 30 minutes) 3 dry whole red... read more

Grilled Chicken Chili

Ingredients 1 .5 lbs. chicken breasts, skinned, boned 3 dry whole red peppers 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger, finely... read more

Ground Lamb Sekuwa

Ingredients 1.5 lbs. Minced lamb 1/2 cup finely chopped onions 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions 2 tablespoons finely minced dill weed ... read more

Hakoo Chhwela

Ingredients 500 gms meat, roasted and cut into small chunks 2 tsp salt - or acc to taste 1/2 tbsp chilli 1 tsp cumin powder 1 tbsp ginger ... read more

Jwanu Chicken

Ingredients 2 lb. chicken, cut into 1-in. cubes (can be substituted with lamb or shrimps) ½ lb. spinach, thoroughly washed and torn into pieces 3... read more

Laa Achaar

Instructions In a large bowl, mix rice flour and boiling water with a spoon until moist. When the mixture is cooled, use your hands to knead the ... read more

Laa wo Lapi

Ingredients 250 gms minced meat 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cumin powder 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp... read more

Lai Chula (Mula) Achar

Ingredients 500 gms of red raddish ( grated ) 25 gms shelled peas / dry peas ( soaked overnight ) 1 tsp Salt - or acc to your taste 1/2 tsp chilli... read more

Lai Chula (Mula) Achar

Ingredients 500 gms of red raddish ( grated ) 25 gms shelled peas / dry peas ( soaked overnight ) 1 tsp Salt - or acc to your taste 1/2 tsp... read more

Lamb Chhwela

Ingredients 2 lbs. 1-in. thick lamb chops (can also be substituted with chicken) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon musturd oil 1... read more

Lamb Spinach

Ingredients  1 lb. Lamb, cu into 1/2-in cubes (can be substituted with chicken)  2 lbs. Fresh spinach, torn in small pieces  2... read more

Lamb Stuffed Cabbage

Ingredients 1 lb. Minced lean lamb 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped 1/2 green onions, finely chopped 1 cup cooked rice 2 teaspoons dill... read more

Lamb Tarkari

Ingredients 2 lbs. lamb, cut into 1.5-in. cubes 3 cups onion, chopped 2 cups yogurt 3 cups lamb stock 5 cloves 5 cardamom, bruised ... read more

Lamb with Cauliflower and Peas

Ingredients 1 lb. Lamb, cut into 1-in pieces (can be substituted with chicken, or shrimps) 3 cups cauliflower, cut into 1-in long pieces 1 cup... read more

Lamb with Mustard Green

Ingredients 1 lb. Lamb, cu into 1/2-in cubes (can be substituted with chicken) 2 lbs. Fresh musturd greens, torn in small pieces 2 cups onions,... read more

Lentil Soup (Dal)

Ingredients 3 cups of water 1 cup red lentils 1 Tbs. peeled minced fresh ginger 1 tsp. seeded, chopped fresh green chili 1/2 tsp. salt 1... read more

Meat Thukpa

Ingredients 1 lb. Tibetan noodles, similar to spaghetti, or cavatelli 1/2 lb. Lamb, cut into ¼-in. slices (can be substituted with chicken or s... read more

Momo

Written by Marguerite Tingkhye (tashidelek@igc.apc.org) Below is something that I wrote in 1993 off the cuff for a momo inquiry in soc.culture.nepal.... read more

Mushroom Chicken

Ingredients 1.5 lbs. chicken breasts, skinned, boned (can be substituted with lamb or shrimps) 3 cups cup mushroom, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon... read more

Musturd Greens

Ingredients 1 lb. Musturd greens, washed, peeled, cut into small pieces 3 dried red chilies ½ teaspoon jwanu seeds (lovage seeds) ½ t... read more

Pahari Fish

Ingredients 2 lbs. Trout (asala machha), cut in 2-in. pieces 2 cups red bell pepper, cut in 1-in. strips 3 dry whole red peppers 2 bay leaves ... read more

Pahari Lamb Meatballs

Ingredients For lamb mixture: 1.5 lbs. minced lamb ½ cup finely chopped onions ¼ cup finely chopped green onions 1 ... read more

Pala Wala (Palak Sadheko)

Ingredients 500 gms Spinach ( Pala) washed and cut into shreds 1 tsp salt - or acc to taste 3 tbs roasted soybean ( roughly grinded ) powder 1... read more

Pala Wala (Palak Sadheko)

Ingredients 500 gms Spinach ( Pala) washed and cut into shreds 1 tsp salt - or acc to taste 3 tbs roasted soybean ( roughly grinded ) powder 1... read more

Pala Wala (Palak Sadheko)

Ingredients 500 gms Spinach ( Pala) washed and cut into shreds 1 tsp salt - or acc to taste 3 tbs roasted soybean ( roughly grinded ) powder 1... read more

Pepper Lamb Bhutuwa

Ingredients 2 lbs. lamb, cut into 1-in. pieces 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2... read more

Pepper Lamb Bhutuwa

Ingredients 2 lbs. lamb, cut into 1-in. pieces 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2... read more

Pickled Potatoes (Aalu Achaar)

Ingredients 10-12 medium-sized potatoes 1/4 cup black sesame seeds (til) 2-3 green chillies (more or less according to taste) 1/4 tsp turmeric 3-4 tbsp... read more

Pickled Potatoes (Aalu Achaar)

Ingredients 10-12 medium-sized potatoes 1/4 cup black sesame seeds (til) 2-3 green chillies (more or less according to taste) 1/4 tsp turmeric 3-4 tbsp... read more

Potato Curry (Aalu Tarkari)

Ingredients 10-12 potatoes (medium sized) 1/4 tsp tumeric 2 chillies 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup yogurt 2 TBS mustard oil green coriander... read more

Potato Curry (Aalu Tarkari)

Ingredients 10-12 potatoes (medium sized) 1/4 tsp tumeric 2 chillies 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup yogurt 2 TBS mustard oil green coriander... read more

Pulau

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup uncooked Bashmati rice 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 2 2-inch piece of cinnamon stick 2... read more

Pumpkin Vine Tips

Ingredients 1 lb. Pumpkin vine tips, washed, peeled, cut into 1-in. pieces 3 dried red chilies 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1 teaspoon musturd... read more

Quanti

Ingredients 3 cups mixed beans (kidney beans, black-eyed beans, chickpeas, soya beans, mung beans, green beans, black beans, white beans) ... read more

Quanti (with Meat)

Ingredients 3 cups mixed beans (kidney beans, black-eyed beans, chickpeas, soya beans, mung beans, green beans, black beans, white beans, red beans)... read more

Sesame Lamb Chhwela

Ingredients 2 lbs. 1-in. thick lamb chops (can also be substituted with chicken) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon musturd oil 1... read more

Shrimp Bhutuwa

Ingredients 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup red bell pepper, cut in 1-in. strips 1 cup green peas 1 cup green onions, cut in 1 in.... read more

Shrimp Chhwela

Ingredients 2 lbs. Medium shrimps, peeled and deveined 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1... read more

Shrimp Chhwela

Ingredients 2 lbs. Medium shrimps, peeled and deveined 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon... read more

Shrimp Sekuwa

Ingredients 2 lbs. large shrimps, peeled and deveined 1/2 lb. perl onions 1/2 lb. cherry tomatoes Melted butter for basting Bamboo... read more

Shrimp Sekuwa

Ingredients 2 lbs. large shrimps, peeled and deveined 1/2 lb. perl onions 1/2 lb. cherry tomatoes Melted butter for basting Bamboo skewers... read more

Tomato Achaar

Ingredients 2 cups roasted tomatoes, peeled, and chopped 1 cup roasted red pepper, chopped 3 fresh red chilies, minced 1 tablespoon garlic,... read more

Tomato Achaar

Ingredients 2 cups roasted tomatoes, peeled, and chopped 1 cup roasted red pepper, chopped 3 fresh red chilies, minced 1 tablespoon garlic,... read more

Tomato Chicken Tarkari

Ingredients 2 lbs. chicken, black and white, skinned, boned, and cut into 1.5-in. cubes 3 cups onion, chopped 2 cups tomatoes, chopped 2 cups ... read more

Tomato Lamb Tarkari

Ingredients 2 lbs. lamb, cut into 1.5-in. cubes 3 cups onion, chopped 2 cups tomatoes, chopped 3 cups lamb stock 1 teaspoon fenugreek ... read more

Vegetable Momo

Ingredients Dough for wrappers: 3 cup All-purpose flour 1 tablespoon oil 1 cup water Pinch of salt ... read more

Vegetable Thukpa

Ingredients 1 lb. Tibetan noodles, similar to spaghetti, cavatelli 3 cups assorted vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, green beans, musturd ... read more