Muffins recipes

National dish of Nepal

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  • Independence: 28. 5. 2008
  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Official language: Nepali
  • Population: 26 494 504
  • Area: 147 181 km2
  • International code: NP
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee (NPR)
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Dal bhat


  • 2 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon of curry
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup of lentils and 3 cups water
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 cup rice and 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 200g sak (spinach or sorrel)
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 yogurt
  • achar (vegetable chili condiments)
  • papads (crispy pancakes or chapatis)
Dal bhat is national food (dish) of Nepal

Instructions Daal – Lentils:

Wash and rinse the lentils until the water runs clear. Fry 1 chopped onion, minced garlic, pepper, salt and garam masala in a few minutes oil. Add lentils and cook in water. Cover and cook until lentils become pasty. give the blender for a bit of material to thicken. Add water up to obtain the desired consistency.

Instructions Bhaat – Rice:

Put the rice in water with salt, bring to boil and then keep on low heat until completely absorbed water.

Instructions Tarkari – vegetable curry:

Cook the chopped onions, minced garlic, pepper, salt and curry a few minutes in oil. Add the potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces and fry a little. Add water until level three quarters and cook, then add the peas, chopped tomatoes and soy sauce.

Instructions Sak – Greenery:

Cook minced garlic and 1 onion. Cook spinach with ginger.

Instructions Hatle khane – Service:

Serve everything on a plate separating each element in embellishing a papad (Nepalese bread, chapatis) and some achar. The top is to have a small dish with fresh yogurt and more.

One can make the daal with beans or a mixture of both. You can add a precooked meat such as pork, lamb or beef in the vegetable curry.


Dal Bhat is a traditional Nepalese meal comprising of steamed rice and a bowl of lentils. This dish is a classic cuisine of the mountainous country and its adjoining regions of the Indian subcontinent. It has been hailed as the National dish of Nepal and is considered to be a staple food of the country. It is consumed two times a day, on an average, by the Nepalese people. The preparation of the dal for the meal involves boiling the lentils and then tempering it with a variety of whole spices, before being served. The daal bhat recipe varies according to the ethnicity and locality. The home cooked meals are often cooked according to old family recipes which are handed down from generation to generation. It is also highly popular among the trekkers, especially those initiating their journey with the ambition to climb Mount Everest. It is usually considered to be a safe dish by the Westerners who visit the country as tourists. Almost all the eateries of Nepal serve the traditional meal with the second and third helping served free of cost.  The well-off population of the region combines a seasonal vegetable curry with the staple, calling it dal-bhat-tarkari.  The dish is both nutritious and inexpensive. The Nepalese distinguish the lentils on the basis of color which is then classified as black and yellow dal.

The dish consists of two distinct parts. Coarse grains of rice are usually cooked in water and drained thoroughly before serving. Expensive eateries and well-to-do individuals prefer to cook the long grained, aromatic basmati rice. The Dal is prepared by boiling the lentils, or any kind of legumes, with salt and turmeric added to it. It is then tempered with fried onions, black mustard seeds and split green chilies. Asafetida is often added to the dal after it is removed from heat. Tomatoes and ginger pastes are optional ingredients that are usually added to the restaurant food. The staple was traditionally cooked in a Kasauri or the Nepalese brass pot. However, the lentils are now boiled with the aid of a pressure cooker in commercial establishments. The complete meal may also include meat or fish dishes along with yogurt and pickles apart from the dal and bhat.

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