Local food in villages of Gorkha
Daal-bhat-tarkari and achaar
Daal bhat tarkari is the daily meal eaten by all the Nepalese throughout the country. Daal is a soup made of lentils and spices which is served over the boiled grains known as bhat. The any variety of curry is known as tarkari. Achaar means the any types of pickles especially of tomatoes, potatoes, radish and cucumber. Usually tomatoes smashed with garlic and chilly adding salt refers to achaar eaten with daal bhat. It is the main staple diet of most Nepali people and usually eaten two times a day.
Gundrook is a dried and fermented green vegetables leaves. It is usually prepared as soup adding beans and potatoes. It is slightly sour and tangy with a very unique taste. Dhido is a sugar-free dish made of wheat and maize. The food is high on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well. It is usually eaten with gundrook soup. Dhido is considered to be very healthy especially for diabetic people. This dish is also called as the national food of Nepal which can be found in typical Nepalese cuisine Restaurants and the local homes of the villages.
Bhuteko means “fry” and makai means “maize”. Bhuteko makai is very famous snacks or dinner especially eaten in the local homes of the villages. It is usually served with pickles or sometimes even with the leafy vegetables. It is one of the healthy foods as it consumes very less calories.
Dahi means curd or yoghurt in Nepali. One can have a chance to enjoy the best type of dahi in the local homes as villagers possess the various cattle like cow, buffalo etc. It is also used as a complimentary or welcome drink or even served as dessert.
Raksi is the Nepali term for alcoholic beverage. It is usually made from millet (kodo) or rice and even from mulberries. It is a strong type of drink served in a simple glass or the small pots made from soil. It is also an important requirements used in various social and religious events. The one who are interested in alcoholic beverage, they must try out the locally made “Raksi”.