Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newari Sagun Recipe!!

Sagun is included in almost every ritual such as birthday, childbirth, tihar, dashian, and wedding in Newari community of Nepal. Sagun symbolizes best wishes and therefore is considered a blessing from elder before starting anything new in life. Sagun typically includes egg, dried fish, ginger, garlic, and alcohol/yogurt. After moving to the United States, we barely celebrate typical Newari/Nepali cultures however I at least make sure to make Sagun in every birthdays. Since, it was my husband's birthday last week, I had to make Sagun and thought to share recipe with you all. Here you go everyone, enjoy easy Sagun recipe :)
Stay Blessed Everyone :)

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time:20min(s) Total time: 25min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Eggs (2 large)
  • Ginger (2 table spoons, finely sliced)
  • Garlic (2 table spoons, finely sliced)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Dried Fish (5-7, any kind)
  • Oil (1 table spoon)
  • On a deep dish add water, salt and egg. Boil until eggs are cooked and peel cover carefully.
  • Heat oil and fry ginger first and in the same oil fry garlic.
  • Fry peeled eggs and little salt in the same oil until eggs become slightly golden brown.
  • Finally, fry dried fish until they are golden brown. Be extremely careful since dried fish tend to burn quickly.
  • Put it all together in a bowl or utensil of your choice and bestow good wishes to your loved ones :)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Easy Mutton Choila Recipe :)

Chicken Choila is one of the most popular posts of my blog. I get several appreciation emails from my readers regarding Chicken Choila Recipe. Back home we mostly made choila from Buffalo Meat and I do not remember eating choila made out of chicken or mutton. The fact that I haven't found Buffalo meat after moving the United States gave me an idea to make choila just out of anything: Soy Chunks Choila for vegetarians (recipe here) and Chicken Choila (recipe here) . Today, I thought of making choila out of Goat Meat (mutton) and I opted for an easy route because I wanted to fix something easy and quick. I was little hesitant at first as I was experimenting the process however the final output was simply awesome and therefore I wanted to share the recipe with you all. Here you go guys, here I present you the easiest Choila recipe :x
Perfect :)

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time:15min(s) Total time: 20min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Goat Meat (1 lbs: cut in small pieces(1 inch))
  • Red Onion (1 medium, thinly sliced)
  • Green Chilies (3-4, thinly sliced)
  • Ginger slices (3 table spoons)
  • Garlic Slices (3 table spoons)
  • Ginger-garlic paste (2 table spoons)
  • Timur Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Turmeric Powder (2 tea spoons)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (2 table spoons)
  • Lime Juice (4 table spoons)
  • Oil (3 table spoons)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Tomatoes (3 medium sized, boiled and peeled)
  1. Heat  2 table spoons oil and fry meat until golden brown.
  2. On a large bowl add fried meat and all of the other ingredients mentioned above.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Done!! Serve with beaten rice.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Easy Snack: Neplai Matar Chatpate Recipe (Butwal Style) :D

This is another version of very popular Chatpate back home and especially found in my hometown Butwal :) I have been to many places in Nepal and have tasted different kinds of Chatpate but nothing was close to the one we used to get in my hometown. Sadly, though I did not see any Chatpate Thela (cart) when I was home last time :( However, good news is that I still remember the taste and it helped me a lot to recreate yummy Batauli ko Chatpate! This was my first try and the result was fantastic. Here you go guys, have a Chatpate weekend. Also, click here for another version of Chatpate recipe.
Yummy <:-p

Prep time: 10min(s) Cook time:5min(s) Total time: 15min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Yellow Peas (2 cups)
  • Radish/Turnip (1 cup finely chopped)
  • Red Onion (1 cup finely chopped)
  • Serrano Pepper or Green Chili (2-3, finely chopped)
  • Ginger-garlic paste (1 table spoon)
  • Salt (2 pinches)
  • Oil (2 table spoons)
  • Chat Masala (2 table spoons- add more if you want)
  • Lime juice (1/2 cup)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Cilantro (1/2 cup, finely chopped)
  • Cumin-Coriander powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Red Chili Powder (1/2 table spoon)
  1. Soak yellow peas overnight. Next day wash thoroughly and pan roast peas.
  2. On a deep dish, add roasted peas and all of the above mentioned ingredients. 
  3. Mix everything properly. Taste and see if you want to add more Chat Masala, Chili, Lime Juice, and salt.
  4. Enjoy and do not forget to wink ;)