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Nepali style chowmein

After momo, chowmein is one of the most popular dishes in Nepal. I have been cooking it for a while but getting the right texture and taste took me a while. Now I am happy with it so I am sharing the recipe here.


  • 1 pack cooked ready to eat Singaporean noodle (you can use any noodle as you like)
  • 200gm thigh fillets
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Garlic
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot thinly sliced
  • ¼ cabbage thinly sliced
  • ½ capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce / ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder(chili powder optional)
  • 1/2 cup spring onions chopped
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Salt as required


  • Boil the thigh fillets for 10 minutes and let it cool. Slice it thinly.
  • Heat oil and add boiled chicken and cook until it is brown. Season with salt and pepper. Keep it aside

  • In the same pan, heat oil and add finely chopped ginger and finely chopped garlic. Then add sliced onion and sauté it for a couple of minutes until the onions turn translucent.

  • Now add cabbage, carrots, capsicum and cook for a few minutes. Do not overcook the vegetables.

  • Then add chili sauce, tomato ketchup, soy sauce and vinegar.

  • Add the cooked noodles and mix it well with the vegetables and the sauces.

  • Now add the cooked chicken, salt, pepper and spring onions and turn off the heat.

  • Serve hot and garish with coriander.

Take care,

from nepaliaustralian


Easter long weekend fun

Last weekend we had a few extra days off as it was the Easter long weekend so we planned to utilise it to the fullest. It is autumn here but the weather is still warm so the plan was to be outdoors and have fun.


One of the days we went to the Helensburg temple. I have told you about the temple here before. It is really nice to go for a drive, visit the temple and enjoy some yummy vegetarian Indian lunch as well.

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We went there with my parents and my brother’s family. Chhori was really happy to be out and about as she has started walking and loves to explore everything. The temple was busy as it was a public holiday but we had fun. There was a long queue at the canteen for food but the wait was well worth it.

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On the next day we went to the Easter show. The last time we went there was 4 years ago and I had written about it . It happens every year but I don’t see a point going there every year. But this year was special as my parents were here and it was going to be Chhori’s first time as well.

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Chhori loved everything about the show as she got to run around and touch whatever she wanted.

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The best place was the Farmyard where she got to touch the baby goats and sheep. She was ok with the small animals but the big ones scared her a little.

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My parents enjoyed the show as well and they were tired at the end. We were blessed with good sunny weather as well on the day.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian


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Soy Chunks Vegetarian Momo

Momo is a very popular dish in Nepal and almost all Nepalese love them. I usually make chicken or pork momo but sometimes I have vegetarians in my guest list so I used to make cabbage and onion veggie momo which I have to admit is not very as yummy. Recently one of my cousins made some vegetarian momo which was as yummy was the non-veg ones so I had to try and learn how to make it.

The vegetarian momo was made with Soy chunks and paneer (cottage cheese).


  • 2 cups Soy Chunks (soak in water for an hour)

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  • 1 medium size onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup of finely chopped Cabbage
  • 100 gm Paneer cut into small pieces

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  • 3 table spoons soy sauce
  • 2 table spoons coriander powder
  • 2 table spoons cumin powder
  • 1 table spoon red chili powder
  • 3 table spoons oil
  • 1 cup of fresh coriander finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 packet momo wrapper (30 pieces)


Note: You can make the momo achar beforehand as per linked method and put it in the fridge.

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  • Put the Soy chunks in a blender mince and place in a large bowl.

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  • Add onion, cabbage, soy sauce, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, oil, fresh coriander, cabbage, and salt.
  • Mix well and the filling is ready.

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  • Make momo as shown in the video below.

  • In the meantime, bring water to a boil in a steamer.
  • Once momo is ready, put on the steamer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Enjoy the momo with achar.
  • I promise it tastes just as good as the non-veg momo 🙂

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Take care everyone,

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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)

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Back and alive

You must be wondering where I have been for so long but I have had one hell of a busy time in Nepal that I went MIA. Now I am back in Sydney so here is the update.

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The wedding of my BIL went well but for the first 3 weeks I was there, I was so busy that I didn’t get to do much but just concentrated on the wedding. I was glad that AS was with me the whole time. I was sleep deprived most of the time for one reason or another.

After the wedding AS came back to Sydney and for the next 2 weeks I was just being lazy and missing him a lot. I know I might sound like a broken record to all of you but I miss him very much whenever we are apart. Skyping and Vibering definitely helped but still it was not like holding him or getting a kiss from him. I am just glad to be sleeping next to him again and seeing him when I wake up in the morning.

Lots of things were fun in Nepal expect being sick multiple times. I was sick a couple of times before the wedding and I was scared I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it. I was really careful the whole time drinking only bottled water outside and going to selective restaurants for food but I still got sick.

The day before the wedding, I was vomiting the whole night. We had gone to this fancy (supposedly good) restaurant at Darbar Marg in Kathmandu and we had had momo and pakoda. Looks like that made me vomit the whole night and the diarrhoea started the next morning.


Imagine my state of mind and body when everyone was coming to our home. Thankfully, I took some medication and I was mostly OK for the wedding.

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As I mentioned before, my SIL is from a different caste from us so there was a slight confusion regarding tradition during the wedding but apart from that it was a great experience. The reception was equally fun, me meeting lots of relatives and friends. The wedding went really well and we have a new family member in our house who calls me sister :).

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I was glad once everything was over because I was planning to rest for a few days. It turned out to be just a dream because when the wedding was over, AS had just a week before he would leave for Sydney which meant we have to finish his shopping and on top of that, meet and eat with all the relatives who had invited us.

The week went really quickly and suddenly it was the day AS was to leave. I made a decision at the airport that I would never travel separately again. I know I was going to see him in 2 weeks but still my heart was crying for him not to go. Stupid me, but it was really hard.

The following day, finally I got to go and live with my parents and it was a good feeling. Even though, my new home (AS’s home) is good in every way, I had a different feeling when I got to sleep in my old bed and to be with my parents. I think the history I have with the house, my dog and seeing my old stuff is simply priceless and definitely, it will be my home forever.

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My parents spoiled me rotten for the next 2 weeks, breakfast in bed was really nice. My mum made sure she cooked whatever I would feel like eating. It was heaven just to wake up late and relax. I was so busy for the first 3 weeks that I just wanted to be lazy and relax the next two.

I did go for day trips to a few places with my parents but apart from that I spent lots of time at home just talking with them and relaxing.

I did went and visit my grand ma, who is 86 now. She is always so happy to see us and give her blessing. I can see a pain in her eyes sometime but still she smiles and tells me to be happy. The time I went to visit her before I came to Sydney, she almost made me cry. She told me , “I may not see you again so be well and make sure you look after your parents.” I am sure I am going to see her again and hope she will be strong and well for a long time to come.


This time I managed to meet Kathy, from Himalayan Happenings with her lovely husband. It was such a nice moment and it was great to know you guys. I will be in touch and thanks for the momo. I loved it so much 🙂

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Thanks to one of my friends from school, I got to attend the gathering of my friend from primary school. I hadn’t seen most of them for 15 years now and it was so good to catch up. I couldn’t believe how much we have changed but at the same time we have the same level of comfort with each other. It’s like we had never been apart, conversation flew so easily. It was one of the most memorable moments of my visit to Nepal this time.

The other one has to be taking a family portrait with my grandparents in law. As I mentioned before granddad is 95 and grand mum is 90. We got a photographer to their place and had a great time taking photos. Here is one of the many photos we took. Having so many people, it was really hard to make sure everyone was OK in the same photos but finally we did get a few good shots.

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The highlight of my trip was definitely the wedding of my BIL but I am also glad to let you know that I managed to bring heaps of Nepali things for our new home.

We managed to bring two big carpets (Nepali carpets are quite famous and good), many showpieces like the idols of Buddha and Tara as well as the painting we were after.

Over all a great trip back home but now back to real word. I am still jet-lagged and tired from the trip. I might take me at least few days to be OK and normal.

I almost forgot to mention, I managed to be in Nepal for 5 weeks without any exercise. I took my yoga stuffs with me to exercise but it never saw the light of day. This afternoon after 5 weeks, I managed to go and swim during lunch. It was refreshing and relaxing. 🙂

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Of course, you will hear a lot about things from Nepal but for now, I need to stop typing. My hands need a rest.

Until my next post take care everyone and come back to blog. I am back now  🙂

M from nepaliaustralian