Story of my Jamara….

 As I have mentioned on my previous post (Dashain Aayo), I tried growing Jamara this year and I am happy to let you know that, it came out well

If anyone wants to try it for the next year, this is what I did.

  1. Soak barley seeds over night. I used a Jamara mix (barley, corn, wheat) from Nepali grocery shop. 
  2. Get a deep bowl or container with a flat bottom. Fill it with a layer of sand about one or two inches thick.
  3. Sprinkle a layer of soaked Jamara mix into the container. Make sure it is only one layer of the seeds so they have enough room to sprout.
  4.  Cover the seeds with thin layer of sand. 
  5.  Sprinkle some water in the container. The sand should be moist , not be soggy. 
  6. Cover the container and put it in a dark place away from sun.
  7. Check the container daily to make sure that the sand is moist.  
  8. Hurray, Jamara is ready for Tika.


My Jamara in Tika day

I’ll try with just barley next year as I think that would be even better.

Happy Dashain !!!


3 responses to “Story of my Jamara….

  1. How many days does it take for the “jamara” to be ready for use ?

  2. Pingback: Dashain | nepaliaustralian

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