A compulsory Newari dish in the festivals such as Diwali or any other festivities. Also, to add some extra flavors, Chatamari is topped with minced meat or eggs. From what I have read, chicken Chatamari tastes the best!
6. Bagiya – Bhakka
Maithili community represents Nepal’s second most population and so does their language and food. Approximately 4 million Maithili people live in Nepal whose traditional and one favorite dish is Bagiya. It’ their one must eat winter food. This is similar to momo, instead made on rice flower and filled with potatoes, lentil or some kind of spicy vegetables inside. If you ever get an opportunity to visit around eastern southern part of Nepal, don’t forget to ask your Maithili friend to prepare bagiya for you.
7. Puri – Kheer
Kheer is not only eaten as dessert but also as a proper meal in Terai Hills of Nepal. Eating Kheer-Puri is often considered as a treat. In southern Nepal, when women go to see their parents house or any relatives house they prepare kheer puri as the special dish and take their home as gift food. Some also eat Puri-Kheer in morning breakfast.
If you are non-vegetarian, then this is one Nepali food you must try. Sukuti is mainly famous for hills and upper Himalayan region where people don’t get the green vegetables entire season, so when they sacrifice or cut animals, extra meat they dry for offseason. The taste of dry meat is totally different. Nepali people are very artistic with their hand in preparing sukuti. They prepare sukuti with lentil, cilantro, tomatoes and some spices, which can water your mouth anytime.
Another mouth-watering nonvegetarian Nepali cuisine from Newari community. Choila is spiced grilled water buffalo meat prepared nicely in burning rice hay. Newari people generally eat this with beaten paddy called Chiura and some hot-sour anchaar.
10. Yak Cheese
This is a delicious thoughtful ingredient, yak cheese is a dish in itself. The Himalayan belt happens to be the home of the yaks, thus yak cheese is produced commercially. One can also find homemade yak cheese in Nepal. It comes in two variants, Churpi- the hard one and a softer one. These five dishes happen to be many of the must-try dishes.
The yak cheese is made from yak milk. Cheese is popular in the Himalayan region. It has many nutritional benefits for our health. His specialty of belonging to the Himalayas makes it even more popular.
If you travel to Nepal, you should try this pleasure of the Himalayas in the land of the Himalayas. In addition to their incredible lifestyle, the yaks also produce a truly unique milk. Milk, as described by Jonathan White of Bobolink Dairy, is “rich, sweet and fragrant with the wild flowers from which it was made.”
Although you may think that yakmilk and yak cheese are as strong and spicy as their neglected fur and semi-wild attitude the taste is really delicate. Jonathan White explains:
“At first glance, the cheese is extremely soft and has a clean, delicate and milky taste that is completely different from the milk cheese of sheep, cow, goat or mare.”
After approximately 30 seconds on the palate, the taster draws attention to a growing complex of herbal notes, where the taste evolves in approximately 120 seconds and becomes a crescendo. The afternoons are a clean, pleasant and faded collection of milky sweets, vegetables and spicy. “
In addition to its flavor, yak cheese contains a higher proportion of healthy fats than cow cheese. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a type of healthy fat known for its health benefits.