An elaborate Newa meal in Kathmandu

Nepali/Nepalese cuisine refers to the food eaten in Nepal. The country's cultural and geographic diversity provides ample space for a variety of cuisines based on ethnicity and on soil and climate. Nevertheless, dal-bhat-tarkari (Nepali: दाल भात तरकारी) is eaten throughout the country. Dal is a soup made of lentils and spices. This is served over boiled grain, bhat—usually rice with vegetable stew, tarkari. Condiments are usually small amounts of extremely spicy chutney (चटनी) or pickle (achaar, अचार) which can be fresh or fermented. The variety of these is said to number in the thousands.[1] Other accompaniments may be sliced lemon (kagati) with fresh green chili (hariyo khursani). Dhindo is a traditional food of Nepal. It also has a high influence of west and central Asian cuisine.

Nepali/Nepalese dishes

A serving of momo with sesame yellow and red garlic chili sauce in Nepal
Nepali Khana - Dal Bhat


Aloo kauli/gobi is prepared with potato, cauliflower and spices.

Newa cuisine

Main article: Newa cuisine

Sliced yomari

Rajbanshi cuisine

Tharu food
Tharu food

Tharu cuisine


Nepali tea

See also


  1. ^ "Pickle - Achar - Chutney". Retrieved 2010-09-12.
  2. ^ Pathak, Jyoti (June 20, 2012). "Taste of Nepal: Maas ko Baara, Woh (Lentil Patties)".
  3. ^ "chukauni| Palpa Dish | Nepali dish | Potato Yogurt Salad | ŕ¤šŕĽ ŕ¤•ŕĽŒŕ¤¨ŕĽ€". YouTube. 2020-06-04. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  4. ^ "Tass and tawa - Nepali Times".