Keeping Bohra Muslim culinary traditions alive—one meal at a time
Tasneem Shahani of Tasneem’s Kings Kitchen loves that people come back for her biryanis. But she hopes customers leave with not just a satisfied tummy but with knowing a bit about her rich culinary heritage, from which her dishes are inspired.
(Natural) lights, camera, food!
With her technically sound, beautifully executed pictures, Mannsi Agrawal is among a handful of food photographers and food stylists in Nepal.
The culture, history and recipe of batuk
One doesn’t have to wait for Maghe Sankranti or Maghi to eat batuk. Here’s how you can make the easy and nutritious dish.
Who owns recipes?
When is borrowing a recipe a sign of respect and when a form of appropriation?
Pair kwati with some goat meat this Kwati Punhi
In Newa households, sometimes bone-in buffalo meat or even momo are added in kwati. Some of Kathmandu’s non-Newas cook the kwati with goat meat.
The taste of whiteness
A food writer’s take on the white gaze: how western media and chefs appropriate and de-contextualise Asian food.
In the midst of a pandemic, a cafe becomes a place of refuge for stranded people
Run by a monastery, Utpala Cafe, in Boudha, has been providing free meals to people since day one of the lockdown—feeding more than 80 people every day.
The story, and history, behind yomari and chaku
The festive sweets are culinary delicacies that define Newa food culture and their significance is deeply embedded in their cultural identity.
Food that divides us
For many, food is something that connects two people. But there are some historical food practices that have been used as tools for social exclusion
Yangben: The wild delicacy of the Limbus
How the yangben became crucial to Limbu cuisine and how you can make it at home.
Will food delivery platforms survive the pandemic?
Before the pandemic hit Nepal, online food delivery was doing good business. But now, with hardly any revenue, its future looks grim.
Making Kanchemba, Thakali buckwheat fries, at home
A much healthier option than potato fries, Kanchemba is easy to make and delicious.
Bikram Giri: Restaurants have two options—to close or inject enough funds to keep afloat
Chef Giri shares how he got into cooking, his view on the state of the country’s foodservice industry and what it will take for businesses to get through the lockdown.
Butter-free chocolate chip cookies with wholemeal wheat flour
No butter? No white flour? No problem. You might not even tell the difference with these atta-based cookies.
Rikikur: The Sherpa potato pancake
It's traditionally eaten at breakfast, but it's good for all times--especially now, with everyone locked inside.
These muffins are a great way to use up leftover, overripe bananas.
They're just like gherkins, or pickles, and they're super easy to whip up.
Easy as pie, but chock full of Oreos
Take the favourite cookie and soup it up with icecream, to make yourself a 'pie' the entire family will enjoy.
Savoury pancakes with potatoes
Pancakes don't always have to be sweet, they can be savoury. When they are, they're the perfect lunch.
Super-easy peanut butter cookies
These are the perfect accompaniment for your afternoon cup of tea--they're completely customisable too.