Kwanti or Qwanti is an amazing dish that is made up of various sprouted beans. It is a popular item for the traditional Newari people in Kathmandu. Every year, people love to eat this fabulous item with their family and relatives on the day of Janai Purnima (the full moon day of August).
The Kwanti culture is popular mostly in the Newari communities in the Kathmandu valley. It is believed that after working for the whole monsoon in the field planting rice and other, farmers are caught by the cold. By eating Kwanti, you will get rid of the cold and enjoy the festival season. Teej is close to Janai Purnima, then Dashain (the biggest festival in Nepal), and Deewali.
About Janai Purnima Celebration
Janai Purnima Festival or Celebration takes place on the full moon day in August every year. This is a significant day for Hindu devotees. They change the holy thread on their body and also put the thread on the wrist, just like the wristwatch. On this day, devotees visit the nearby temples and worship Gods and goddesses.
How to prepare Kwanti?
First of all, heat the frozen ghee that you will use to cook Kwanti and temper jwano. Then start adding some of the tiny ingredients such as onion, ginger, garlic paste, turmeric, cumin, chili, and coriander powder. Then you mix the chopped tomatoes and mix well. When it offers aroma, put water and the sprouted beans. Then, boil it by giving small heat. Add salt according to your taste. Now, Kwanti is ready.