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Jhol momo soup

Its autumn here and chilly during mornings and evenings; so it is the perfect time to make our favourite dish, momo. I have shared how to make momo here before. Today I am sharing how to make Jhol (soup) achar for the momo for cold weather.


  • 10 medium ripe tomatoes sliced
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 2 red dry chilli
  • 60gm brown sesame seed
  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic sliced
  • 1 small bunch of fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 3 table spoon oil
  • 4 cup of Water
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Jhol momo soup (8)


  • Roast the sesame seed in a pan and grind to make a powder and put aside.

Jhol momo soup (1)

  • In a pan, heat the oil and fry the dry chilli, sliced garlic cloves and turmeric powder.
  • Add the sliced onion and sauté until light brown.

Jhol momo soup (2)

  • Add sliced tomatoes and fry it until the tomatoes are cooked and turns into thick paste.

Jhol momo soup (3)

  • Now add chicken stock cube, fresh coriander, sesame powder, salt, chilli powder and fry for a few minutes.

Jhol momo soup (4)

  • Add this paste into a blender, add a cup of water and blend until the paste is smooth.

Jhol momo soup (5)

  • In a big bowl, pour the mixture from the blender and remaining 3 cups of water and mix until the soup is consistent.

Jhol momo soup (6)

  • If you like the soup a bit sour, add juice of one lemon.

Jhol momo soup (7)

  • Serve the soup with the hot momo. Enjoy!!!

Learn Nepal Bhasa / Newari – Chapter 16

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Nepal Basa

How much does this cost? Thu-ki-ya gu-li?
Do you have………….? Tha-na……….…..du laa?
Do you have it in a different color? Me-gu rangay du laa?
Do you have it in a different size? Me-gu saa-i-jay du laa?
Where can I buy…………? ……….ga-na nyaa-ya-du?
I have to buy………… …………nyaa-ye-maa-ni.
The shop is closed. Pa-sah ma-chaah.
When does it open? Gu-li ba-je-chaa-li-i?
Corn Kah-ni
Cumin seed Jii
Flour Chuu-chuu
Lentils Kenn
Milk Du-ru
Oil Chi-kaa
Pepper Ma-lay
Rice Jaa-ki
Riceflakes Ba-jii
Salt Chi
Soybean Mu-syaa
Spices Ma-sa-laa
Tea Chyaa
Turmeric Ha-luu
Wheat Chhwa
blanket Phangaa
Clothes Laa(as in long)
Gloves Pan-jaa
Lock Taah
Mattress Laa-saa
Mirror Nhay-kaa
Needle Mu-lu
Pillow Ohunga
Quilt Si-lah
Saree Par-si
Scissors Kayy-chi
Shawl Gaa
Shoes Laa-kaa
Socks Mu-jaa
Thread Su-kaa
Trousers Su-ru-waa

Mula ko achar (Grated Radish Pickle)

There is different ways in which mula (radish) can be used to make pickles and this is one of the easy ones. For another way to make radish pickle, click here.


  • Mula (Raddish) – 1 (small)
  • 3 fresh green chillies cut lengthwise
  • ¼  teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon of fenugreek seed
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin seed
  • 3 table spoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard (or olive) oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash radish and peel its skin using a potato peeler.
  • Grate radish in a bowl.

Mula ko achar  (4)

  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice into it add cumin powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan, and add the cumin and fenugreek seeds.

Mula ko achar  (1)

  • When they start to splutter, add the green chillies and turmeric and let them turn brownish.
  • Add the hot oil to the grated radish and mix well.

Mula ko achar  (2)

  • Mula ko achar is ready to serve!

Mula ko achar  (3)

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*Khandeko golbenda ko achar *Aloo ko achar *

C Momo

If you have ever met someone from Nepal, you must already know by now that Nepali people are crazy about momo. There are many varieties of momo and a simple recipe for one of them is posted here.

Today I am posting the recipe for C momo, C stands for chill so it is a hot and spicy momo recipe.


  • 20 pieces of steamed Momo (for recipe check here)
  • 2 tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic and ginger paste
  • 3 green chilies halved
  • 1 small red onion cut into quarters and with layers separated
  • 1 red capsicum cut into inch square shape
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • 5 tablespoons of ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons of chilli sauce/ hot and sweet sauce (more if you like hot)
  • 1 tablespoon  Chili paste/ half tablespoon chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Coriander to garnish

C momo (2)


  • Preheat the oven to 200 0C and bake the tomatoes for 10 minutes or until tomatoes are cooked and skin starts peeling off.
  • In a pan, heat a spoon of oil and brown the momo. (optional)

C momo (3)

  • Take the momo out from the pan and put aside.
  • In the same pan, add remaining oil and fry crushed garlic and ginger paste.
  • Now add the baked tomatoes and cooked it until it is a smooth paste. If the sauce starts drying, add a small quantity of water.

C momo (4)

  • Now add green chill, onion, capsicum, and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  • Add ketchup, chill/hot and sour sauce, soya sauce and cook on low heat for few minutes. If the sauce starts to dry, add small quantity of water. Make sure the sauce is not very runny.

C momo (5)

  • Taste the sauce and add salt as requires. Soya sauce makes it pretty salty so watch the amount of salt you add.
  • Add momo to the sauce and stir and close the lid of the pan for 2 minutes allowing momo to heat.

C momo (6)

  • Transfer the momo to a plate and garnish with fresh coriander

C momo (1)

  • Tasty hot and spicy C momo is ready. Enjoy!

You may also like :

*Aloo chop *Chatamari *Gundruk Aloo Bhatmas Curry