Yomari Recipe

It was my nephew 4th birthday yesterday , so my cousin sister (D) decided to make Yomari to celebrate his birthday in Newari tradition. In Newari tradition, we make Yomari every even birthday (2,4,6,8,12) until a child turns 12. Yomari defined by Wikipedia is “a delicacy of  Newars. It consists of an external covering of rice-flour and an inner content of sweet substances such as  Chaku (Molasses)”

I have helped my mum make Yomari before but never knew the step. Finally I know how to make it and I am sharing here if anyone else want to experiment. So this how we did it.



  • Rice flour
  • Hot water
  • Sesame seed
  • Chaku(Molasses)


  • Mix rice flour with hot water and make dough. Make sure you don’t make the dough too soft. Cover the dough with a warm and damp cloth and rest it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Use fry pan to heat chaku (molasses) to get a liquid chocolate like mixture.
  • Mix Chaku and fried sesame seed.
  • In a small bowl pour some water and oil. Now take small amount of dough in a hand and make a round shape.
  • Now press the dough to make a cone-shaped crust as shown in picture.Yomari
  • One side of Yomari should have long tip and other side is hollow.
  • Fill it with mixture of molasses mixed with Sesame seed.
  • Using both hand slowly close the hole and make shape as shown in the picture.

  • Steam it for 15 min.
  • Now it is ready to serve. Enjoy!

 We made 4 with only rice stuffing inside to make Yomari mala (garland) for birthday boy  and rest was made with chaku  (Molasses) . It was yummy.

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12 responses to “Yomari Recipe

  1. Sushil shrestha

    Yomari is made on birthday in some community of newar.

  2. today is Yomari Punhi
    wish to get this delicious food.
    Do you know, where should we get it to buy near Balaju??!!

  3. Yay! I’m going to try it. My husband is from Taiwan and we’ve made dumplings with pork and shrimp. But we have to make these, just for the memories. On the trek, we could order momos with tuna or buff (yak meat?). That was a first. Nothing like a buff momo….!!!

  4. Wow – this stuff looks amazing! Sadly, I didn’t have any of these things on my Everest trek. We just had momo, potato dishes, eggs, noodle soup, etc. When we returned to Kathmandu, we all suffered from diarrhea and we concerned about eating too adventurously. We did have a delicious goodbye meal with spicy chicken momos, dal bhat, and several other delicious dishes, but I’d sure love to try the things on this page.

  5. Glad to see the yomari recipe here. Expect more to come in future…

  6. I love Yomari as well. I’m glad I could help 🙂

  7. I had these while staying in the home of my dear newari/nepali friend in Nepal. Yomari dedai meto chha! Now I am very happy to find a recipe for them that I can make here in the USA. Thank-you!

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