Foods & Festivals in Nepal

Topographically, Nepal’s landscape is remarked on the basis of diverse ecological settings are divided in to three main different regions as Himalayan, Hill and Terai. Lowland plan of Terai region lies in the northern part of Indo-Gangetic plain which is suitable for growing rice and other low elevation crops as main agriculture products. Therefore socially living people of Nepal are traditionally adopted as a rice culture food habit and commonly known as Dal-Bhat-Tarkari main meal of daily life. The wholesome food Dal-Bhat-Tarkari is perfect combination of carbohydrate, protein, vitamin, mineral, and fat and is being eaten all over Nepal habitual way of twice a day. Besides morning and late afternoon time tea, coffee other drinks and light food snacks are also can be eaten normally. Dall is well cooked lentil soup from different beans, Bhat is boiled rice, Tarkari is curried vegetables, pickle of seasonal vegetable or fruits, salad and curried or fried meat as a non-vegetarian food. Typical Nepalese cooking propose of curry items for taste and flavor spices are used such as cumin seed, coriander, black pepper, sesame seed, turmeric, garlic, ginger, methi (fenugreek), bay leaf, clove, cinnamon, pepper, chilies, mustard seed, ghee, butter, mustard oil and salt added by taste.

In the hilly area, where rice is growing very less, millet, barley, bark wheat and maize are growing commonly in suitable climate so people of there mostly eat Dhindo with Gundruk or different vegetable curry, meat curry, home made pickle, yoghurt and milk as a their main course but they also like to have Dall Bhat time to time. This authentic tradition of food habit is very common all over Nepal’s mountain areas. There is also several common continental food items are available in cities abundantly as well many countries food items are prepared by several restaurants and fast food stalls of around main hub of tourists. Different ethnic groups have their own specialties, but basically it's all subsistence food which is simply known the value of food as fuel.

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