Nepali Cooking Class, nepal home stay

Nepali Cooking Class, nepali home stay and nepali meal cooking school, momo making

You have a day or morning free and you want to learn how to cook Nepali food like locals?

Welcome to Nepali food Cooking Class by Nepali Aama cook :   Our main meal is “Daal Bhat " - means lentil soup & rice - the Nepali cooking class starts from USD 27 per person
( we can pick up from your hotel and drope you back at extra cost of just USD 10 inside Kathmandu valley)

 You can also learn to cook Momos, Chapati, Paratha and ofcourse Very balanced diet “Daal Bhat” litralley means Rice and lentil soup is every day meal in Nepal - 75 % of Nepali eat Daal Bhat twice a day!
Actually they say Daal Bhat is a very balanced meal on trek they have a popular saying "Daal Bhat Power - 24 hour. "

Nepali Cooking ClassThere is no better way to learn Nepali cooking once you are in Nepal and taking a Nepali cooking class, taught by qualified Nepali Aama cook. The Cooking Courses at Himanshu Home stay is like a Cooking School at Nepali home by passonate authuntic cook - this is an ideal home-style learning environment that is different from most of the hotels and restaurants in Nepal. Thinking of taking a Nepali cooking class on the last day of your stay? or even stay at the Nepali  home with a family? come at the Himanshu home stay and enjoy our hospitality in a peace and tranquil environment. 
At Himanshu home stay you can cook Nepali meal, stay with Nepali family for a night, eat with them and be like local at just USD 37 per person per night.

This include 1st day cooking class ( 3 to 4 hours max.) and eat same meal you cooked, learn how to Make paratha bread, Momos and eat it, overnight stay at attached bathroom and leave after breakfast the next day. That even include the transfer to Thamel or airport.

A Nepali cooking class is something you can continue to use and share for a lifetime at home or gatherings. And the best thing is: this souvenir from  Himalaya is no extra luggage and your friends and family will love it too! 

Our Nepali cooking class is located  in Kathmandu and by experienced Nepali Aama cook. The class takes only about 3 hours and what you learn here lasts forever!
Our  main NEPALI CUISINE  cooking class -  “Daal Bhat” for one day class includes learn to make
Daal (lentil soups), Bhat (steamed rice) and Tarkari (vegetable preparations), Aachar  and Chiya (spiced milk or regular tea), on the top of that can learn how to make momos and Paratha also.

Who is teacher for Nepali cooking class and where is it?
 At our Nepali meal cooking course a  qualified Nepali Aama chefs teach the secrets of preparing Nepali food the authuntic way. Lessons take place in a stylish fully-equipped  kitchen, where classes are hands-on and of a small size - never more than six people. Aama Nepali cook will emphasize the importance of traditional  Nepali  / Indian technique, innovative use of ingredients and aesthetic presentation. You'll learn about the seasonality of Nepali food, a range of dishes that includes starters,  Momos, salads, curries, Paratha, Daal, Bhat dishes, Aachar and deserts. If you're one of the millions of budding cooks around the world who would like to make your own Nepali food, then a Nepali cooking class is for you. Learn directly from professional Nepali  Aama cooks who will teach you about the flavours, ingredients and techniques in cooking Nepali food. You'll get to taste the food as you go. And finally, at the end of your class, you'll get a small gift of Masala and certificate to take home with you. Atually wrap up your journey to Nepal Himalaya wonderfully learning how to make Daal Bhat, Momos, Chapati and Paratha that you have been enjoying while on trek or tour. 

 

A Nepali cooking class is something you can continue to use and share for a lifetime at home or gatherings. And the best thing is: this souvenir from  Himalaya is no extra luggage and your friends and family will love it too! 

Our Nepali cooking class is located  in Kathmandu by experienced Nepali Aama cook.  The class takes only about 2 hours and what you learn here lasts forever!
Our  main NEPALI CUISINE  cooking class -  “Daal Bhat” for one day class  includes learn to make
Daal (lentil soups), Bhat (steamed rice) and Tarkari (vegetable preparations), Aachar  and Chiya (spiced milk or regular tea)

Nepali cooking Class Fee

Vegetarian Plan USD 27 per person, per class, if you stay overnight and do Nepali home stay then it is USD 37 per person per night.
(Drinks are not included)

Sample of Menu for Nepali cooking class

  • Daal (Lentil Soup)
  • Bhat (Cooked White Rice)
  • Tarkari (Spiced Vegetables)
  • Saag (Green Leafs)
  • Dahi (Yogurt) and Chiya – Mansala tea
  • MOmo making  ( optional)
  • Paratha  bread making ( optional)
  • Chapati bread making ( optional)

We accept small groups like 1 person 2 person or max. up to 6 person in a class per session. 

Come & Visit Our Nepali Kitchen and enjoy meal and even the stay with family at www.homestaykathmandu.com 

Nepali Cooking Class in Kathmandu 
Learn to make Nepali home-cooked special meals taught an expert Nepali Aama cooked who is famous around her neighbours as special charming cooking lady 
Learn  cooking Dalbhat ( Rice, Lentils,  curry either Veg. or non Veg.), Momos ( veg. or Non Veg.), Paratha, Chapati , Aachar, Chiya  as you meet and learn from local Nepali family 
  • Shop at the Local market as you source ingredients for your cooking classes
  • Meet a Nepali family, from whom you'll learn to make local dishes as they cook every day at their home 
  • Learn Nepali phrases and cooking terminology along the way which even Lonely planet forget to teach you 
  • Enjoy the taste of everyday life as you share your cooking with the family!
Activities 
Nepal cooking course Duration  : 3.5 Hours max. 
Language  : English 
Travelers  : Min. 1 person max. 6 person 
Cost: Only cooking class USD 27 per person 
If cooking class home stay Combined USD 37 per person per night 
If only overnight stay at home stay USD 17 per person per night 
Long term apartment stay monthly rates available 
Transport  arrangements  : Pick Up and drope  services from hotels available at request USD 5 per person if more then 2 pax, If just 1 person USD 10 
 Sample itinerary for Nepali cooking class 
MORNING SESSION
  • 9:30AM: Hotel pickup - let us know your name of the hotel 
  • 10:00AM: Lunch cooking class commences with some local Masala and Veg. shopping 
  • 12:00-1:00PM: Enjoy your dish for lunch with the family
  • Return to hotel / airport 
Or AFTERNOON SESSION
  • 4.30PM: Hotel pickup
  • 5 PM: Dinner cooking class with host family with some local Masala and Veg. shopping
  • 6:30- 8 PM: Enjoy the dinner you prepared with the whole family
  • 8.30 Return to hotel / airport 
Note: If you are leaving same day to home we can also drope to the airport 
Also if you need help with Kurta or Saari shopping , Pote ( neckless) or Masala Shopping our host Anshu can help. 
The cost Inclusive Of:
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off (for Kathmandu City hotels only -  Additional charges may apply for accommodations outside the city)
  • Comfortable transportation
  • Lunch or dinner cooking classes with local host family 
Not Inclusive Of:
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir or Masala shopping etc 
Important reminders:
  • Bring paper and pen for note-taking
  • Don't forget your camera to take photos 
How to book? 
Call us at 9851017772 or 4881807 or email us just one day before the course, we will give you the confirmation. 

INTRODUCTION TO NEPALI meal CUISINE as called -  “Daal Bhat” and other food

Nepal, a tiny  Himalayan country by any geographic measurements, stretches from the lowlands of the sub-tropical Terai plains in the south to the highlands of the Himalayas, as dominated by the majestic reign of Mt. Everest, in the north.  Hence, Nepal has resurrected its own unique cultural identity into a harmonious culture, combining different traditions of different indigenous cultures rooting on all corners of the country so as the food. But popular dish is Daal Bhat – Rice, Lentils and curry.

The Nepali cuisine, also known as  “Daal Bhat” -  cuisine of the Himalayas, bears its uniqueness by incorporating the two great culinary traditions of the region, Indian and Tibetan, into a mainstream culinary culture of its own, which reflects the geographic and demographic diversity of the Himalayas.

The Nepali staple consists primarily of rice, wheat, corn, lentils coupled with fresh vegetables and meats. A typical Nepali every-day meal can be characterized by Daal (lentil soups), Bhat (steamed rice) and Tarkari (vegetable preparations), also known as "The Trinity", supplemented by some meat preparations. Typical Himalayan dishes include Daals (lentils preparations), Tarkaris (curried vegetables or meats), Bhutuwas (stir-fried meats or vegetables), Sekuwas (grilled meats or vegetables), Choylas (grilled meats marinated in seasoned musturd oil), rotis (bread preparations), MOMO's (stuffed dumplings), Thukpas and Chow-Chows (Himalayan stewed and stir-fried noodles), Sukutis (smoked barbeques), Quantee soup (meat or vegetable stews with sprouted beans), Achars (chutney preparations), Chiya (spiced milk or regular tea), and many others.

Many Nepali dishes are derived from the great culinary tradition of the indigenous Newari culture, native to the Kathmandu Valley.

Nepali cooking involves basic culinary techniques, such as currying (stewing), stir-frying ("Bhuteko"), grilling ("Sekeko" or "Poleko"),  smoking ("Sukaeko"), deep-frying ("Tareko"), braising ("Usineko"), marinating ("Sadheko"), tempering ("Jhaneko"),  and steaming ("Baphaeko").

Nepali food, which is simple and subtle in flavor, is prepared by using unique blend of common ingredients and spices. Commonly used flavoring ingredients are garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric, nutmeg, bay leaves, black pepper, chilies, onions, cilantro, and scallions. Also, distinct Himalayan flavors are derived from the use of such unique spices as Timur (Szechwan pepper, commonly used in marinades and achars) and Jimbu (Himalayan herb, used fresh or dry), found only in the Himalayas.  In addition, most dishes are flavored with mustard oil, clarified butter (ghee), and sometimes Yak butter. Because of harsh conditions prevailing in the highlands of the Himalayas, foods are preserved by dehydrating or fermenting staple ingredients during their growing season. Examples include Sukuti (dehydrated meat) and Gundruk (fermented vegetables). A typical full-course Nepali meal would include an appetizer, a vegetable or lentil soup, two or more vegetable and meat preparations, and an achar or chutney, served with roti (flat wheat bread), steamed rice or rice pilaf, supplemented with a local beverage, such as yogurt drink (lassi), beer or liquor, and followed by a dessert and tea.

MO:MOs - like Chinese dumplings
Momos are a traditional delicacy in Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, and Ladakh. They are one of the most popular fast food in these regions. In Kathmandu, it will be even difficult to estimate how many thousands of momos are consumed everyday, as a snack or a light meal.

Momos can be made with a vegetable or meat filling, and nowadays the more adventurous have also started making them with fillings including chocolate,  Banana, Paneer, potatos and cheese etc.

As part of the our GO LOCAL series, now gives you a opportunity to learn how to cook like a Nepali. Each Nepali cooking class starts with a tour of the bazaar to source ingredients, and continues on to the actual cooking and ends in lunch. All classes are a maximum of six participants only from our  Himanshu home stay Nepal.

Aloo Paratha - a salty bread mixed with potatos
Aloo Paratha is originally/actually made in a 'tandoor' or clay oven just like most other Indian Breads. But, it can also be made at home, either pan-fried or baked in an oven. The home-made version of Aloo Paratha may not be as soft as the 'tandoor' version but it definitely wont drip of butter/ ghee either and yet is equally tasty and satisfying to the tummy. Aloo parathas taste best when served immediately from the 'tava’ ( Pan). You can learn this to make at Himanshu home stay in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Unique Food & Drink: - Recommendation for you
Honacha is a typical Newari tavern, located in Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, where a wide variety of delicious snacks are served. The food—which is based on the cuisine of Nepal’s indigenous Newa people—is prepared in a charcoal oven by a woman in traditional attire. While it’s a very tiny place without printed menus or proper seating arrangements, Honacha is the busiest restaurant in town. If you want to visit we can assist you to take there.

Special Places & Pastimes: - a recommendation for you
The Rum Doodle Bar & Restaurant has a nice ambiance, and is a great hangout spot for listening to local and Western music. It’s named after the book The Ascent of Rum Doodle, written by W.E. Bowman—a classic comedy about mountaineering in the Himalayas—and is also known as 40,000 ½ ft. Bar after the height of the fictional mountain in the book. It’s a popular spot with mountaineers, and visitors to the bar are encouraged to write their names on cardboard yeti footprints and attach them to the bar’s wall—if you look, you can find Sir Edmund Hillary’s name among them. It is in Thamel if you want to visit there we can help.

Learn to cook tasty Nepali  meals or snacks in typical Nepali home and learn some useful Nepali  Pharase too. It is good to Learn some Nepali language with Local if you know the basic. You can start learning from below chart and practice more when you are doing cooking class. 

Nepali

English

Namaskar

Good Morning

Aba

Now

Hami

We

Suru

Start

Swagatam

Welcome

Kripaya

Please

Basnus

Take your sit

Piunus

Take your Drink

Khanus

Take your food

khana

Food

Bhojan

Meal

Chiya

Tea

Tato

Hot

Chiso

Cold

Kagati

Lemon

Kalo

Black

Dudh

Milk

Chini

Sugar

Nun

salt

Masala

spices

Achar

Pickle

Tarkari

Curry

Daal

Lentil

Bhat

Cooked Rice

Umaleko

Boiled

Sel Roti

Ring Bread

Masu

Meat

Khursani

Chilly

Swadilo

Tasty

Dherai Ramro Chha

It is very good

Thik Chha

Ok

Haos

Yes

Hoina

No

Sakiyo

The End

Pheri Bhetaula

see You Again

Tapaiko Din Sukhad Rahos

Have A Nice Day

Namaste!  - Greetings!
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