Saraswoti Kunj Secondary School, Panauti

Vidhya Sagar Secondary School, Banepa

By Saraswoti Kunj Secondary School, Panauti

Bipin Sainju
Dipesh Bhandari
Krishna K.C.
Sabnam Buddhacharya
Asmita Jangam
Yamuna Pradhan

Gundruk

It is our typical Nepali food. It is sour in taste. It is very simple to make. The process of preparing this food is given below.

Required things :
Oil, tomato, onion, green chilli, gundruk (made of dry spinach kept into a pot for one week), salt, mixture of ginger and garlic, dried soybeans.

Process :
Put oil in the pan.
Add green chilli and onion.
Add the soybeans and fry them.
Let them become red.
Add tomato and the mixture of ginger and garlic and salt.
Add water as necessary.
Now put the gundruk.
Boil it for some time.
Now the gundruk is ready to eat.

We eat this food mostly in winter season. We don’t need any occasion to eat this food. We eat this food with rice and chapati.



Making pickles of lapsis

First of all, boil the lapsis (small fruit that can only be found in Nepal).
Take out the outer cover.
Squeeze the lapsis and take out the seed.
Mix salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, … in a bowl with squeezed lapsis.
Pickle of lapsi is ready to eat.

 

 

 


 

By Vidhya Sagar Secondary School, Banepa

Aastha Shrestha
Kriti Kayastha
Amrita Lama
Bijoy Raj Kunwar
Rabin Prajapati

Nepal is rich in culture and traditions. The people here have many festivals to be celebrated. According to the festivals, we have varieties of food to be eaten. Few of them are mentioned below.

Menu :
Kheer (Rice Pudding)
Dhido
Chwela
Bara
Typical Newari Pickle
Sel Roti

Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Ingredients :
Rice, milk, sugar and dry fruits (dates, pistachio and coconut).

Process to prepare the dish :
Take ½ litre of milk and boil it. Put 5 spoonfuls of sugar (or according to taste) in it. After washing the rice, put it in the milk and stir it in low flame until the rice is properly cooked and the milk becomes somewhat thicker. And that’s it ! It is all ready to be served. But for extra taste, put some dry fruits on the pudding according to your wish.

Special occasions when the dish is eaten :
There are several occasions when it is eaten specially. These days are Buddha Purnima and Shrawan 15th (according to the Nepali calendar). Buddha Purnima is the full moon day when ‘The Light of Asia’, Lord Gautam Buddha, was born, got enlightened and died all on the same day and he was born in Nepal. Shrawan 15th is a special day when it is believed that the Nepalese people should eat this dish.

Places where the ingredients are found :
We can find them in any country around the globe. Farmers in Nepal cultivate rice mostly in the Terai region. The milk comes from the cattle, which people rear. The sugarcane is cultivated in Nepal and so the sugar comes from there and the dry fruits are found in the country.

Dhido

Ingredients:
Maize flour and water.

Process to prepare the dish :
First boil ½ litre of water and put 300 g of flour in it. Then stir it until a smooth paste is formed and let it be cooked by stirring it steadily in a low flame and thus the dish is ready.

Special occasions when the dish is eaten :
There is no such occasion when it is eaten specially. Mostly it is eaten in villages everyday.

Places where the ingredients are found :
The maize is grown in the Hilly region of Nepal and the water is found anywhere.

Chwela

Ingredients :
4 pieces of buff (meat), spices (salt, red pepper, turmeric and “garam masala”), tomatoes and coriander.

Process to prepare the dish :
First boil the pieces of buff properly. Then put it for a while in the burned oven by putting some in the bowl. Then mix all the spices with the meat finely so that it looks very hot. And that’s it.

Special occasions when the dish is eaten :
It is eaten in every occasion especially festivals in the Newari community. Nepalese eat spicy food and this dish is really spicy and hot.

Places where the ingredients are found :
Nepalese rear cattle. The people slaughter the buffaloes and the meat comes from there. And the rest of the spices are found in the country itself.

Bara

Ingredients :
Lentil, oil and spices (salt, turmeric powder, garlic and ginger paste).

Process to prepare the dish :
First let the lentil be soaked overnight or for some hours. Then crush it to form paste and put salt (as per taste) and stir it properly. Heat the oil in a pan. After the oil gets heated, make a small circle like pattern of it and fry them in the oil. Fry them until they turn golden or dark brown in colour. Take them out of the pan. This is ready to be served.

Special occasions when the dish is eaten :
It is eaten in the “pujas” in marriage ceremonies and birthday celebrations.

Places where the ingredients are found :
Lentils are cultivated in Terai and Hilly regions of our country.

Newari pickles

Ingredients :
Cucumbers, boiled potatoes, coriander, salt, red pepper, paste of garlic, linseed and onion, 3 or 4 green chillies, small peas (raw), soybean oil.

Process to prepare the dish :
First boil the potatoes until it is properly cooked. Then cut those potatoes in suitable size or in small pieces. Cut the cucumbers also like potatoes. Put the small peas with the potatoes and cucumbers in one bowl. Put some salt powder, chilly, linseed, paste of garlic and onions in it, and mix it. Now, put moth in hot oil and pour it in the mixture. Lastly, for decoration put 2 green chillies and coriander. Then it is ready to serve.

Special occasions when the dish is eaten :
This is a pickle that is especially eaten in the feast or special occasions like in puja (time of worship).

Places where the ingredients are found :
Cucumbers, peas, chilly, onions, soybeans are found in Hilly and Terai regions of Nepal. Coriander and potatoes are found everywhere. Salt is imported from India.

Sel Roti

Ingredients :
Rice flour, water, sugar, oil or ghee.

Process to prepare the dish :
First of all stir the rice flour with water and sugar. Pour the mixture in the hot oil in a pan making the circular shape. Put it as it is for few minutes by moving it up and down until it turns brown. Take it out from the pan and put it in your plate. Then it is ready to serve.

Special occasions when the dish is eaten :
It is common breakfast for all the Nepalese but it is usually eaten during Tihar, the main festival of Nepalese.

Places where the ingredients are found :
Rice is mainly cultivated in Terai region of Nepal, which is then grind and made flour. Sugar and oil can be found everywhere.

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