Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nepali dinner.

I was in the mood for Nepali food tonight so out came my Taste of Nepal cookbook. First up, Moong Daal (yellow split mung beans) with red chilies, lots of ginger and garlic! It's a must to eat daal with rice. Sorry for the really bad photos, they seem to be super yellow!

It's good to have a curry to go along with your daal and rice. I made this mixed vegetable curry which was missing potatoes because I totally forgot that I had some! Too late. But this is still very good. Made with mixture of spices: timbur (szechuan peppercorns), fenugreek, garam masala, turmeric, asafetida and cumin.

While everything was cooking, I whipped up the No-Cook Tomato Achaar (chutney). It has fresh tomatoes, garlic, fresh ginger, timbur (szechuan pepper), hot green chilis, salt and lemon juice. The best way to eat this is to generously pour it all over your plate on top of the daal, rice and curry!


Jackie Smith (the other one) said...

Wow, Kim, that looks CRAZY GOOD!

kmouse said...

Thanks Jackie!

HayMarket8 said...

Those all look so great!


Meeps said...

Hey! Love the blog and all the food pix. I wanna pass along this 'Stylish Blogger Award' to you~


Uncool Kid said...

Kim, I'm impressed! I am a Nepali, I didn't know what Americans or British or Canadian or generally westerner ate for dinner, so I was looking up for them in the internet, I couldn't comprehend anything that my good ol' friend google showed me, then I ended up here to see if other people know about our food. I am totally awestruck, it feels good to see our dish in your plate. Thank you so much... :)
PS can you send me some of your dinner (like what we generally eat is daal, rice and veg).. Thanks :)

kmouse said...

Uncool Kid,
Thanks! I'm so happy I pass the test! My cousin is married to a wonderful Nepali and he makes the most delicious food. I was definitely inspired. :)