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Nepali Potato Salad

I’ve posted potato salad before, but here is another version for you to try.

5 large boiled potatoes
1 cucumber diced
1/2 cup green peas
1 large carrot stick, diced
2 green chillies
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
Cilantro leaves (to garnish)
1/3 cup of roasted ground sesame
Salt to taste

1. Prepare all the ingredients. Boil potatoes and cut into bite size pieces. Cut cucumber into bite size pieces. Rinse green peas.DSC_2287-001

2. Mix potatoes, cucumber, peas, ground sesame, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric, and cayenne pepper together.  DSC_2334-0013. Add diced carrot. DSC_2353-001
4. Add cilantro. DSC_2355-0013. In a pan, heat oil. Once the oil is heated, add fenugreek and mustard seeds. Cook until they turn black. DSC_9399-0014. Add hot oil with fenugreek and mustard seeds to the salad. Mix well. DSC_2388-0014. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well. Adjust for salt. It is ready to be served! DSC_2372-001

Avocado Fruit Salad!

Some of you have been asking for salad recipes. Here is a quick and easy Avocado fruit salad recipe. This recipe serves two. I used Asian pear for this recipe but you can substitute it with apple.

1 Avocado
1 Asian Pear
1 Orange
3 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
Lettuce leaf to garnish


1. Cut fruits into smaller pieces and place them in a bowl.

2. Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and black pepper.

3. Add chopped green onion. Mix well.DSC_1915

4. Place it on the top of lettuce leaf and enjoy!

Shyakpa (Sherpa Stew)

I have been working on my “Sherpa Cook Book” for a long time now, long enough that my sister thinks it might be a myth 🙂  If everything works well, I should have the book ready soon, especially since my dad has decided to help me with it. I decided to start putting some of my recipes on SherpaniChef whether my book works out or not! This is one of my favorite Sherpa dishes, Shyakpa (stew). It is my mother in-law’s favorite Nepali dish, so Denece this is for you!
Traditional Shyakpa contains radish and noodles (yeri) which I never really liked as a kid, so my parents made us Shyakpa without radish and yeri which is super tasty.

5 potatoes (sliced)
2 cups pork meat cubed ( beef or lamb for substitution)
1 pack frozen spinach or 3 cups of fresh spinach chopped
1 medium onion chopped into small pieces
2 teaspoon garlic paste or minced
1 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
Red Chilli powder (to taste)
Salt to taste
Sichuan pepper (to taste)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup flour (to thicken)
6 cups of water


1. Prepare all the ingredients.

2. In a large dish, heat oil. Once the oil is heated, add onion and garlic and cook for 1 min.

3. Add curry powder, cumin powder, salt and red chilli powder. Mix well and cook for a min.

4. Add meat and cook for 10 mins at medium heat (or until the meat is cooked). Cover with lid while cooking, stir occasionally.

5. Add potatoes. Mix well and cook for another 6 mins, stir occasionally.

6. Add spinach and 3 cups of water. Cook for 10 mins. Keep stirring to avoid burning.

7. In the mean time, make a batter using 1 1/4 cups of flour and 1 1/2 cup water.

8. Add the batter to the shyakpa and add another 3 cups of water. Mix well and cook for another 8 mins.

11. Sprinkle some sichuan pepper and enjoy with bread.

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