Monday, October 3, 2011

Dasain Tihar food

Autumn in Nepal means festivals. Festivals mean special Nepali food. For example this typical concoction called Sel (pronounced like Sale) usually made around the festival of Dasain and Tihar in October - November.

Once it is made, it remains edible for months without the need for refrigeration. So it is really green food. Of course you will not find it in Nepali restaurants. Specially not in those faux Nepali restaurants that pass off naan and tandoori as Nepali food. Or even in those unimaginative Nepali restaurants that limit Nepali cuisine to momos only. You can find plenty of those types of Nepali restaurants in Tokyo, London and New York.

Unlike momos, sels go really well with tea.

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