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Newari Nepal Momos

Newar Momos from Nepal

Momos from Nepal

Momos from Nepal

HistoryOne of the most developed cuisines in Nepal is that of the Newars, an ethnic group who have lived in the Kathmandu Valley from time immemorial as farmers and traders and have their own distinctive culture, language, and cuisine.

Ethnic DiversityThere are more than 100 distinct ethnic groups. Most Nepalis are Hindu or Buddhist and while not strict vegetarians, they eat meat mainly on special occasions and occasionally at home.

GeographyNepal is a small country the the size of Illinois nestled in the Himalayas between India, China and Tibet.The valley around Nepals capital Kathmandu, a former lake bed, was once one of Asias richest agricultural areas. China, India and Nepal

Prevailing FlavorsRice together with a wide variety of vegetables and beans form the core of the local Nepali diet for rich and poor alike.The standard Nepali meal is dal-bhat-tarkar - boiled lentils (dal), Boiled white rice (bhat), two or three sauted or curried vegetables (tarkari) together with a selection of hot or sour pickles (achaar).

Prevailing FlavorsBecause of the countrys proximity to India, cooking techniques and methods are similar.Nepali curries have tomatoes, not yogurt or coconut milk, as in India.Nepalis also use fewer and milder spices than Indians. Nepali masala (spice mixture) contains cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic, fenugreek, and jimbu, an aromatic grass that resembles chives.Hotness comes from chilies or a berry called timur, similar to Szechwan pepper.

Prevailing FlavorsThe influence of China and Tibet is apparent in the popularity of noodles, bamboo shoots, soy beans, andMOMOS -- small steamed or sauted dumplings filled with meat or vegetables. Momos became the most popular street food in Kathmandu after Tibetan refugees opened stalls there in the 1960s.

Newar FeastStart with three items, called sawata: boiled eggs flavored with turmeric and salt Dried sardines flavored with cumin seed and salt, and a delicious round bread called wo that is made of lentils soaked in water overnight, ground to a paste, and sauted. Samhebaji that included flattened rice flakes or chiura (sold in Indian grocery stores as poha); wo;boiled black-eyed peas; soybeans cooked with garlic, ginger and chilies; fried garlic cloves, potato achaar; a green leafy vegetable; choila, a dish traditionally made from water buffalo but prepared with chicken in the United States; and wine.

A Newari Meal

A Newar Meal

A NEH Newar Meal

A NEH Newar Dining

Culinary EtiquetteNewar people love gathering, cooking and feasting as a communityAll of it is eaten off ingenious disposable leaf plates and eaten with fingers. Its a blessing there is no washing up to contend with.

Open Market

Terraced Farming

Rice Farming