Category Archives: VEGAN

Bara (Black gram lentils pancake)


Bara is a traditional Nepali snack that is full of protein and taste.


1. Kalo daal (Black gram lentils) – 2 cups (1 cup with skin and 1 cup without)
2. Salt – 1 teaspoon
3. Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
4. Hing (Asaefoetida) – 1/8 teaspoon
5. Oil (Mustard or Canola) – 1/2 cup


  • Soak daal overnight
  • Blend daal in a mixture until it is coarsely blended. Do not add extra water while blending. The water in the soaked daal is just enough to blend it.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the batter and mix well.
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan in medium heat
  • Pour 1 big spoon (or as per your pan size) of batter in the pan.
  • Spread it with a spoon.
  • After a minute or so (when the edges of bara look light brown), flip it and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Serve hot with tea or with raita/chutney.





Dhaniya avocado chutney (Cilantro avocado chutney)


Full of nutrients, tasty cilantro avocado chutney is the fusion of dhaniya (cilantro) chutney and guacamole.


  1. Cilantro – 1/2 a bunch
  2. Avocado – 1 medium ripe
  3. Lemon – 1
  4. Salt – 1/2 tsp
  5. Green Chili – 1


  • Wash and chop cilantro and green chili.
  • Peel and get the seed out of avocado.
  • In a blender, blend cilantro, green chilli, avocado, lemon juice and salt for about 1 minute until the chutney is smooth. We can add more lemon juice if the paste become too thick for the mixture to blend.
  • Cilantro avocado chutney can be eaten with rice during meals or with chips or roti. It can be stored in refrigerator for few days. We can avoid green chillies if kids are being served.

Baigun ko pakauda (Eggplant/brinjal pakoda)

Reet Dipti


Baigun (Eggplant/brinjal) ko pakauda/pakoda are best eaten as sides with rice as main meal. Continue reading

Murai ko laddo (Puffed rice laddo)


Murai is puffed rice and its laddu is especially made during Maghe Sankranti along with Teel (sesame seed) ko Laddu and Chiura (beaten rice) ko laddu. Its the kids favorite among the three kinds. Continue reading

Besan-tofuko babarko roti (Chickpea flour and tofu pancake)



Besan and tofu’s roti is very easy to make, and can be prepared with variety of ingredients that we have at home. Its very soft and so kids just love it. Since it has lots of protein from Chickpea and tofu, it can be eaten as lunch all by itself. Continue reading