Archive for February 6, 2014

Spicy Cucumber Salad

The weather has been super cold and dry lately. We have been using a humidifier to make sure we can breath properly. It gets pretty cold in Nepal during the winter too, and the typical dinner during cold winter days, when we were young, used to be stews like Shyakpa, Fulgi, Lumbdi and noodle soups. I haven’t posted recipes of all these dishes yet, however I do have Shyakpa and if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it. We enjoyed these dishes with homemade pickles or spicy salads. Especially, thukpa (noodle soup) is eaten with spicy cucumber salad.

Here is an easy and quick spicy cucumber salad recipe. This recipe requires: cucumber and sesame seeds. If you have pre-made Til ko Chhope, you could use that for this salad. Nothing beats cold like hot and spicy food. So, enjoy this spicy salad and stay warm!

Ingredients:
2 cucumbers (seeds removed)
1/4 cup roasted ground sesame seeds
Pinch of szechuan pepper (optional)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 green chili chopped (to garnish)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Salt to taste

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Directions:
1. Peel cucumbers, remove seeds, and chop them into small pieces.
2. In a large dish, add cucumber, cilantro, ground sesame powder, salt, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and szechwan pepper. Add 3 tablespoons of water and mix well.
3. Garnish with cilantro leaves, green chili, and enjoy!

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Taste of Nepal 2014

Every year, Nepalese Student Association of the University of Idaho celebrates Taste of Nepal. Here are some pictures of the Taste of Nepal 2014 event.

Folk Group Dance (Girls) – Aneesha, Jenica, Jasmine, Himadri, Nupur 2014-02-0142014-02-011 2014-02-010

Folk Group Dance (Boys) by Susov, Basu, Bhanu, Ram, Achyut2014-02-026 2014-02-025

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Nepali Cultural Dance Solo by Isabella2014-02-01 18.50.24-004 2014-02-016 2014-02-017 2014-02-018 2014-02-023 2014-02-022 2014-02-021 2014-02-020 2014-02-019Cultural Group Dance by Neelima, Rama, Megha, Anushka2014-02-029 2014-02-030 2014-02-031 2014-02-032 2014-02-033 2014-02-034 2014-02-035 2014-02-037 2014-02-038 2014-02-039 2014-02-045 2014-02-044 2014-02-043 2014-02-042 2014-02-041 2014-02-040 2014-02-046 2014-02-047 2014-02-048

Instrumental Folk Medley by Kedar, Ashish, Manik, Lil Bahadur
Folk-pop song by Ashish with Manik, Lil Bahadur & Kedar on instruments2014-02-049 2014-02-050 2014-02-051 2014-02-052Star of the show: Saharsh2014-02-053 2014-02-056 2014-02-057

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Modern Nepali Group Dance by Namrata, Tshering, Neelima2014-02-01 20.30.16-0022014-02-01 20.30.17-002 2014-02-01 20.30.24-004 2014-02-01 20.30.30-003 2014-02-01 20.30.27-003 2014-02-01 20.30.25-004 2014-02-01 20.30.25-003 2014-02-01 20.30.25-002 2014-02-01 20.30.24-005 2014-02-01 20.34.08-002 2014-02-01 20.34.09-002 2014-02-058 2014-02-059 2014-02-065 2014-02-064 2014-02-063 2014-02-062 2014-02-061 2014-02-060 2014-02-074 2014-02-073  2014-02-067 2014-02-068 2014-02-069 2014-02-070 2014-02-071

Folk Duet Dance by Lil Bahadur & Goma2014-02-088 2014-02-087 2014-02-086 2014-02-085 2014-02-082 2014-02-081 2014-02-079 2014-02-076

Fashion show: Sam and Sonam representing Sherpas. 2014-02-089 2014-02-090 2014-02-095 2014-02-094 2014-02-093 2014-02-092 2014-02-091 2014-02-01 21.38.47-004 2014-02-01 21.14.56-003 2014-02-01 21.27.38-003 2014-02-01 21.24.58-003 2014-02-01 21.22.52-003 2014-02-01 21.22.50-003 Two of my favorite girls. 2014-02-01 20.22.40-003 2014-02-112 2014-02-111 2014-02-110 2014-02-109 2014-02-105 2014-02-096 2014-02-097 2014-02-100 2014-02-101 2014-02-102 2014-02-1052014-02-01 21.38.39

 

 

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