Nepal's cuisine has been heavily influenced by climate as well as neighboring India. Typical meals include rice, lentils, pickles and curried vegetables.
Food as Fuel
In this, one of the steepest countries on the planet, food is valued primarily for human fuel rather than social interaction. In a land of rugged terrain soaring up from lush jungle to snow-covered peaks, including Mt. Everest, being thin is not considered an asset. Though there are a few outside influences from China, Tibet and India, most Nepali cuisine is as basic as it gets, with simple preparation and quick consumption. But there are a few national specialties found nowhere else, so join us as as we explore the foods of the world's highest country.
Research for the Nepal section provided by Moon Publications. Content from the Nepal Handbook used with permission.
- Aloo Tareko (Fried Potatoes)
- Chane Ki Tarkaari (Curried Chickpeas)
- Shikarni (Yogurt Sauce)
- Tarkari Momo (Nepalese Vegetable and Cheese Dumpling)
Also check out our India page for additional recipes.
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This page modified January 2007