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Nepal Food


Nepal has not developed a characteristic fashion of cooking. Food generally consists of lentils and rice, Dal Bhat which may also be eaten with goat, buffalo or chicken. An exception is Newar cookery, which can be very sophisticated and spicy. Dishes comprise spiced vegetables, chapatis and tsampa (consumed by the hill people), which is a raw grain, ground and mixed with milk, tea or water. Sweets and highly spiced snacks include jelabi, laddus and mukdals. Regional dishes include gurr, a Sherpa dish of raw potatoes, minced with spices, then grilled like pancakes on a hot, flat stone. Indian fare has a very high influenced on Nepal gastronomy and is evident in all its cuisines.