A blend of Indian and Tibetan influences, Nepalese cuisine is simple, subtle and satisfying. Lentils and rice form the base of most Nepalese meals, with herbs, vegetables and meats adding a mix of fresh and smoky flavours.
Meat is often marinated, grilled and served in skewer form, a la lamb sekuwa or goat with achar and rice flakes. Thukpa is a hearty chicken noodle soup that hails from the northern Himalayan region, while momo (dumplings) are a hands-down Nepalese favourite, served as an entree or main.
Nepalese food is famous for its nutritional value and exquisite taste. In preparation of food, Nepalese people make extensive use of spices such as ginger, garlic, turmeric, coriander, cilantro – the leaf of the coriander plant, pepper, timmur – a unique Himalayan pepper, cumin, chilies, and mustard.
The interesting mixtures of spices and their methods of preparation is unique to Nepal, handed down through generations.