Travelling is all about collecting experiences and memories from the places that you visit. Some explore for adventure, while for some it's about knowing the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the particular place. Different countries offer different experiences, so if you are wondering that Nepal is only about dal bhaat, momos and sel roti then you are wrong because there is a lot more to explore in Nepalese cuisine. If you ask anyone in Nepal about thakali, no one will stop raving about it. Thakali Khana platter is considered as an authentic main course Nepali dish, found in almost all households.
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Preparation Of Thakali Khana Set:
The style of preparation of thakali platter is unique due to the use of ingredients like dried goat and yak meat, fermented green leafy vegetables also known as gundruk with soybean along with buckwheat, barley flour, golbjeda ki chutney (spiced tomato pickle) and timbur, a spicy Himalayan spice. As a dessert, sweet curd and fermented rice combo completes the meal. All these ingredients give a whole new taste, texture and flavour to the cuisine. This thali as a whole is not only appealing in taste but also very visually attractive with a variety of colours from dal, leafy vegetables, meat dipped in red curry along with chutneys and achars. Although, when it's about dining, Thakali people prefer eating their dishes on the carpet instead of a table. Furthermore, in Nepali culture, people like using their hands to eat the food.
Thakali food is definitely one of the most admired foods in the country of Nepal. Dining out on thakali khana set is on everyone's list - be it a localite or any tourist. So, next time you visit Nepal, make sure to indulge yourself in the traditional dishes and regional specialties.