Category Archives: Nepali food

Double Father’s Day Celebration

As we celebrate both Nepali Father’s Day and Australian Father’s Day, we had a great time with both the celebrations.

For the Australian one, Chhori and I baked a cake and surprised AS with breakfast in bed.

Chhori helped me with cooking and baking and was over the moon with her cupcake.

With Nepali Father’s day, I prepared Sagun and Chhori followed the ritual with AS.

I am so proud to say that she is such a good girl that we don’t have to worry at all. All I have to do is instruct and she will do the process and enjoy the whole thing too.

Please click the link if you are interested in knowing more about the Nepali father’s day.

Hope all the fathers had a great time celebrating Father’s Day.

Happy Weekend everyone 🙂

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Aama ko Mukh herne / Mata Tirtha Aunshi (Nepali Mother’s day 2018)

It was Nepali Mother’s day yesterday, 16 April. As I have explained here before, it is on a different day than the one here in Australia.

As you know, I love celebrating anything in the Nepali way. I love the tradition and culture.

As it was a work day, after work I called my mum and AS called his mum to wish them Happy Mother’s day and to get their blessings. We wish they could be here every mother’s day but that is not possible.

With Chhori in my life now, I feel blessed to be a mom every day. Chhori makes me feel so great that being a mum is definitely the best title I have achieved so far.

So to celebrate the special day, I prepared sagun and Chhori performed the mother’s day puja in the Nepali way.

I strongly believe that we need to teach our children about our culture and tradition. We can’t just expect them to learn about it. We need to do our best to show them, create interest and get them involved.

I am so happy to see Chhori so interested and asking questions about the process.

I guided her and she followed the process with tika, sagun and gift. At the end we cut cake.

Then she saw the chocolate that was on the tray that she couldn’t wait for the whole thing to be over so she could eat it 🙂

It definitely felt amazing to have a little cute, adorable, beautiful angel wishing me on Mother’s Day.

And to all the proud moms out there, Happy Mother’s day. Hope you had a good one.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Happy Nepali New Year 2075 🇳🇵🇳🇵🇳🇵

Today is Nepali New Year 2075. Yes, we are ahead of time 😊.

As I have mentioned before, Nepal follows a different calendar than the Gregorian calendar so Nepali New Year falls on mid-April instead of 1st of January. Bikram Sambat or Nepali Calendar or Nepali patro is approximately 56 years and 8½ months ahead of the Gregorian calendar.

Last night we celebrated the new year eve with few friends eating yummy food and enjoying great company.

We all dressed up in kurta so we had a Nepali vibe . Chhori also loved her Nepali outfit and was happy  throughout the evening.

What can be more Nepali than momo for food with aloo achar .

We also had cake so the kids help us cut it.

We really had great time .

A new beginning…
New hopes…
New horizons to reach for…
May the Sun radiate all the goodness of life…
In the coming year and always!
Happy Nepali New Year 2075 to all!!!

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Chhori’s Bhai Tika

We just finished our second biggest festival of the year, Tihar on Saturday.

Please click here to know more about the festival.

Sharing some photos of the day as it was so cute to see Chhori independently doing her Bhai Tika to my nephew.

Here are the posts I have written regarding Tihar over the years.

 

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Happy Teej 2017

Today is one of the biggest celebration for Nepali women. Teej, a day when women fast for the whole day for marital bliss, well-being of their spouse and children and purification of their own body and soul. Married women fast for their husband’s long life, prosperity, and long and strong relationship between them in this life and all the lives to come. While the unmarried pray for the perfect husband. Unless someone is ill or physically unfit, fasting is followed by women and girls who have reached puberty.

Please click here if you want to know more about the festival.

  • To celebrate the day I get together with my friends and family and enjoy the food, fun and dancing.

  1. Last week I went to an organized celebration where we had so much fun.

I went there with a group of my friends and we had the time of our life with laughter, dance and so much fun. AS was nice enough to look after Chhori that day so I had a great evening with my girl friends. 

Then on the weekend, we celebrated Teej at our friend’s place. I dressed up in traditional Nepali dress and Chhori also enjoyed wearing her kurta.

I baked a cake for the occasion and everyone contributed towards the food. 


We had a great time eating, dancing, laughing and having fun. Chhori also enjoyed in her own way 🙂


Wishing Happy Teej to all of you out there celebrating. Have a great time and enjoy your day.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Nepali New Year 2074 and Tasting Nepal

As I have mentioned before, Nepal follows a different calendar than the Gregorian calendar so Nepali New Year falls on mid-April instead of 1st of January. Bikram Sambat or Nepali Calendar or Nepali patro is approximately 56 years and 8½ months ahead of the Gregorian calendar. Unlike Gregorian months, the lengths of Nepali months are not predetermined, and change from year to year, varying from 29 days to 32 days. The year 2074 started yesterday as 1st of Baishak, 2074.

In Nepal, people celebrate Nepali New Year in many different ways. Please read this post to learn more about celebration of Nepali New Year in Nepal.

For us, in Australia, this year had been great as the New Year Eve fell on Easter long weekend so it is double celebration here. I will write more about about Easter long weekend soon.

Just want to wish everyone celebrating a

Happy New Year 2074!!!

To mark the occasion, on Saturday 8th of April, “Tasting Nepal “, a food festival entirely dedicated to Nepali cuisine was organized for the first time here in Sydney.

As there was to be food and entertainment, we decided to go and enjoy the festival.

The festival featured food and culture from various parts of Nepal including Momo, Sekuwa, sel roti, chatpat, puri, jeri, samay baji and many more varieties from various restaurants in Sydney.

But the highlight of the event was a stall of Bajeko Sekuwa, one of the popular restaurant chains in Kathmandu. The chef came all the way from Nepal just to join the event and I am sure he was not disappointed as there was a long queue for the sekuwa throughout the day.

Personally for me, the highlight was the pyramid of Samay baji displayed by Guthi Australia. Check out the video and see the detail yourself.

I was surprised to know that even AS hadn’t seen such a pyramid in Nepal before. For me, it was a yearly thing that they did in the temples near us.

As the number of Nepalese are increasing in Sydney, it was no surprise that the festival was busy. We had a great time with our friends and family as well.

Wishing all of you a very Happy start of new year once again from 3 of us.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for riding along this journey with me.

I appreciate all the love and support you guys have given me throughout the year and I hope you continue to do so this year too.

Till next time, take care

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

Dal (lentil) fry

I have written a recipe about dal before but this one is slightly different as this is thicker and I have used different spices.

  • ½ cup red lentils
  • ½ cup  brown lentils
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 medium red onion finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger crushed
  • 6 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon methi, crushed
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ to ⅔ cup water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • In a pressure cooker, pour all lentils and add 1 teaspoon salt, a pinch of turmeric powder and add 2 cups water.
  • Cook for 15 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • When cooked, the lentils should be soft. Lightly mash and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon ghee and add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamoms and bay leaf to the pan and sauté them till they crackle and become fragrant.

  • Add turmeric powder, ginger garlic and fry for a few minutes.
  • Now add the chopped onions and fry till the onions turn light golden brown.

  • Add chilli and methi and stir for a minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes; stir and sauté till the tomatoes soften.

  • Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and mix with the rest of the onion-tomato masala.

  • Add the cooked dal and mix well.

  • Add water and stir very well and season with salt as required.

  • Simmer the dal on a low flame till the dal thickens a bit. Keep on stirring the dal at intervals so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • When the dal is done, switch off the flame, add chopped coriander leaves .

Take care and have a great weekend.

from nepaliaustralian

XOXO