Tuesday, 22 October 2013 22:17

My very favorite Nepalese recipe

Nepalese cuisine is one of the lesser known cuisines - even among food lovers - and often a Nepalese recipe will have Chinese, Tibetan or Indian origins - usually using a fantastic combinations of spices

This particular Nepalese recipe has recently proven to be a perfect choice for being served at Mary’s Dinner Club to a group of friends and their yoga teacher. I had come across it and slightly adapted it a long time ago on one of my favorite cooking blogs which is rather ‘housewifely’ but oh so brilliant.

I don’t even know how authentically Nepalese it is, but I do know that this Nepalese recipe has all the qualities I look for in a dish: exotic, mixing different flavors, easy to make and in this case also cheap to make which is always a plus.

If you like noodles, ginger and spicy food, you’ll love this Nepalese recipe. Just imagine telling your friends ‘ Yeah, tonight we’re having Nepali food’. They'll be in awe.

Nepalese recipe for spicy noodles

Ingredients (for 4)

  • 1 pack (500 g) spaghetti
  • 500 g minced meat (leave out for a vegetarian option)
  • 2 fresh chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • Half a head of cabbage, finely sliced
  • 5 tomatoes, diced
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • fresh parsley, chopped

Directions for your Nepalese recipe for spicy noodles

  • Heat oil and add ginger and chili
  • add onions and fry until golden brown
  • add meat and fry golden brown (or leave it out)
  • add cabbage, turmeric and salt
  • continue sautéing for 5 minutes
  • add tomatoes and continue cooking until the cabbage is soft
  • Cook spaghetti and add to the mixture including a bit of the cooking water to make it nice and moist.
  • Drizzle soy sauce on top and sprinkle with parsley

Nepali cuisine is quite magical altogether and you may enjoy this ‘oldie but goodie’ Taste of Nepal. The recipes are a bit lengthy but this is mostly because of the sheer number of different spices used. You - or rather your taste buds -will  have a ball. It provides a comprehensive down-to-earth introduction to Nepali food along with a nice selection of recipes so you too will discover your very favorite Nepalese recipe.

Mary Anglberger

I’ve been travelling the world for over 20 years teaching English and am now taking time to follow my passion for photography and writing. I want to share all the things, events and people that have inspired and inspire me and spread those positive vibes all around.

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