Cuisine Night

Our Nepalese cuisine night

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For cuisine night this time, I put out a poll on Instagram asking people to choose between two options. Nepalese and Canadian. It was a fairly close call, but Nepalese just came out in front. Our cuisine night was full of delicious curries and one unfortunate disaster.

 

Entree

Dal Bhat

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This was a simple dish, made up of lentils, a few spices and some boiled rice. But it was perfect as warming comfort food – the kind that you keep eating spoonful after spoonful. That coriander on top gave a lovely burst of freshness too. We pretty quickly polished off the whole bowl!

 

Main

Chicken tarkari

 

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This dish had some beautiful, complex flavours – including ginger, coriander seed and cumin. We didn’t add as much chilli as the recipe suggested because Gabriel was eating it too, but I would have preferred just a bit more spice to make it perfect. The chicken was very tender and this turned out to be my favourite dish of the cuisine night.

 

Dessert

Rice pudding with chai tea

 

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Some cuisine night dishes just don’t turn out. Unfortunately, this was one of them. I was looking forward to the mix of nuts and spices in this rice pudding. But somehow we managed to burn the milk while making it, and the whole pudding had an overpowering burnt taste! On the plus side, the chai tea was warmly spiced (like I hoped the pudding would be) without any of the burnt flavour.

 

Playlist

Nepalese songs

 

For our next cuisine night, we’re visiting the seat of King Arthur’s throne and a tiny family history connection.

 

 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/00ZAHchwG86995vbGaRhmV?si=rMS8d6KAQAKfqwgqatC7Pw

11 thoughts on “Our Nepalese cuisine night

  1. I love a good Nepalese food situation – I was hoping that you’d make some momo (dumplings) my favourite but this spread looks all kinds of delicious!

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    1. A Nepalese friend once made momo for us and they were delicious, but recently I’ve been having an aversion to dumplings. Pregnancy is strange sometimes!

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  2. We spent time in Nepal walking around a few years ago and got used to the various tastes and ended up becoming fans of chai tea. Your menu looks great! #lifethisweek

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  3. Love the look of your first 2 courses – rice pudding is difficult to get right. I like black rice pudding – Balinese style but no one else in my family does. Look forward to your next night. We went to Burgundy last week… this week’s destination is yet to be drawn out of the decision bowl.

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  4. Good on you for continuing your cuisine around the world…. Thank you for linking up today for Life This Week. Next week’s optional prompt is 23/51 Life Stories #2 8.6.2020 where I will be doing a part 2 on being a grandmother. Do link up any post, old or new it does not need to be on prompt. Looking forward to seeing you there, Denyse.

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