Titaura

Anyone who is from Nepal already knows what Titaura is. Just thinking about it, my mouth is salivating already. For the rest of you who don’t know, Tiatura is sweet, sour, salty or hot or mixture of all those made from fruits like lapsi (pronounced “Lopsy”) which is also known as Nepali Hog Plum or scientific name Choerospondias axillaries. Titaura is also known as Paun in Nepal Bhasa.

Titaura seems to be famous among teenage girls so it is also known as lyase paun. In Nepal Bhasa the word lyase means young girl .

Lapsi is found in Nepal in the hills and they bloom in spring which is around March /April. Lapsi grows in a tree and it has green cover with flesh and a single seedstone inside when it is ripe.  Lapsi by itself tastes sour but when they make Titaura, they boil lapsi and take the seedstone out . The gluey flesh is mixed with ingredients like sugar, chilli, salt, other spices depending upon what type of Titaura need to be made. Then it is dried in the sun before packing in a plastic pouch to sell it.

One of the most famous shops in Kathmandu for Titaura is Ratna Park Paun bhandar. The Tiatura from Paun bhandra is sold every where in Nepal form corner shop to supermarkets. These days you also find Titaura made from mango, tamarind, dates, lemon, gooseberry and lime.

For the last few years, we have been lucky to get Titaura in Nepali /Indian grocery shops in Sydney as well. It does cost almost 100% more but it is worth the price for the treat sometimes. I don’t buy it  often but when I do, I love it. I love the sweet ones a lot. Not a big fan of salty and hot ones.

Normally in Nepal, it is believed that these Titaura are not made in hygienic way and are discouraged by parents but you will find people of all age enjoying it nevertheless.

If you ever get a chance, do try it out. You may like it. 🙂

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24 responses to “Titaura

  1. Any dealer at malaysia?

  2. Pingback: For the love of treats – Titaura – SIKKIMIS

  3. suman ghising

    i want to dillership titaura in meghalaya india… plz give me the contact number…

  4. There are heaps of stores in sydney around rockdale and ashfield, campsie. Indian shops have started selling titaura these days because they are really famous among indians too.

  5. Does anyone know where i can find paun near or in the sydney cbd?

    Thanks

  6. can anyone post some titaura from sydney to perth

  7. I love Titaura, haven’t had them for mire than 10 years now. I see you are from Sydney I m from Brisbane. Wondering if the groceries here sell tituara too?

  8. Till now I haven’t eat it. I will try in my next time in Nepal.
    You make me nosy….

  9. Very nice blog – all about Nepali culture, food and festival! I love Lapsi ko Titaura…..

  10. I WANT! I have had something and from the pictures it looks the same, but the origin of the thing I had was bengali.. but it is the same thing I’m sure. Looked the same and when you described it, I’m salivating already. Mero lagi laideu naaa hehe

  11. Have you bought some recently? Such interesting foods you have… I like the idea of hot and salty.

    • Yes I did. My favourite one is the last one one the right in the picture. They are just yummy but we can’t eat a lot here. 🙂 Try them if you ever find that there, may be in Asian grocery story. I like dried salted plum that have similar taste too. 🙂

  12. I love titaura, especially the lapsi kind 🙂

  13. I’m Indian…but I’ve stayed in a boarding which had quite a few Nepali girls,and they introduced me to titaura.I love it…it’s brilliant!I have evn told my Nepali friends to get it for me the next time they go home..:)

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