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    Newari Dishes/Cuisine (Culinary) in Nepal
    Bhanu Khatiwada
    Bhanu KhatiwadaJan 8th 2024

    The Newari communities are various lovers in terms of food items. Especially, to talk about the Kathmandu valley, Newari communities are best known for the varieties of local food items. Newari people of the Kathmandu valley are those who have rich cultural practices, festivals, celebrations, and Bhoj (feast) for and after the celebration, which began through the Guthi system.

    The Newari feast is organized in various social and cultural ceremonies like festivals, fairs, marriage, and other functions. They sit on a long-spread Sukul (made from straw) and they are offered various food items. According to the Newari people, various food items are related to their cultural practices. The Newari feast is known as Bhoye in local Newari terms. Let's have a look at various typical food items.

    Chiura (local Newari term-Baji)

    Aaloo ko Achar (spicy potato pickle), cooked and mixed with radish, carrot, chili, and lemon)

    Buffalo Meat (meat serve as Dayakugu Laa in local terms)

    Geda Gudi (Mixed beans, known as Boo Bo in Newari term)

    Cauliflower Curry  (vegetable cauli curry, mixed with spices such as garlic, ginger, salt, cumin, turmeric, chili, and oil)

    Aaloo Tama (potato and bamboo shoots)

    Goat Meat (Khasi ya Laa)

    Chicken Meat (Kha ya Laa)

    Bhuton (Puk Laa in local Newari term), buffalo meat with some spices and salt

    Ayela (serve in Pala, a small clay bowl) is an alcohol made of rice or millet

    Wauncha (made from spinach or mustard leaves)

    Paun Kwa (hug plum sour juice)

    Dhau (sweetened yogurt)

    Bhanu Khatiwada
    Bhanu KhatiwadaJan 8th 2024

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