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Mint Cilantro Chutney or Pesto (पुदिना/बाबरी र धनियाको अचार)

Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food. Learning how to use fresh herbs and spices like mint when cooking can also help to cut down on sodium intake. Some of the benefits of mint are, it promotes digestion and hence the weight loss, great appetizer or palate cleanser, soothes stomach aches, [...]

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Momo dipping sauce (गोलभेडा र तिल को अचार)

Momos are made with a simple flour-and-water dough—white  flour is generally preferred. The filling may be one of the several meat or veggie mixtures. In Nepal, chicken, goat meat, buffalo meat, and pork are the most popular. Minced meat is combined with any or all of the following: shredded cabbage, any chopped green leafy veggies, [...]

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Mango Salad/Raita (आँपको राईता)

Raita (राईता) is veggie/fruit dish made with yogurt and can be used as either dip, salad, or dessert. The yogurt used is typically plain, and very thick. This version features mango and hence can be used as dessert. And best of all, it takes less than 10 minutes to make. Ingredients: 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and diced [...]

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Gahat ko daal – गहतको दाल (Horse-gram pulse soup)

Ayurveda explains that gahat (horse-gram) is invaluable for getting rid of the kidney stones because it is a diuretic(substance that increases urine flow). Gahat soup consumed twice a day for about a month proves to be the most effective. This daal is eaten during winter time in Kathmandu as it has a warming effect on body [...]

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Phini – Ful Roti – Fried Layered Snack (फिनी)

What is Phul Roti (Fini/Phini) फिनी /फुल रोटि ? Fini is served at special or ceremonial functions as part of traditional rituals. They are very popular during dashain, tihar (Laxmi puja and Bhai Tika). Bhai Tika is the fifth day of tihar which is observed by brothers and sisters to honor each other. There are various types [...]

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Khashi (mutton) ko kabab (खसी को कबाफ)

If you like mutton or goat meat (खसी को मासु कबाफ ), this is a popular way to prepare this dish in Nepal, especially during dashain festival. Goat meat ((खसी को मासु) has similar resemblance in Nepal as Turkey has in US.  Dashain festival would not be complete without khashi ko kabab (mutton kabab), chiura, and [...]

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