"Local food - grains and vegetables" Simikot Local Custom Tip by Saagar

Simikot Local Customs: 5 reviews and 4 photos

  Local radish and saag leaves at 4000 meters, Yang
by Saagar
 
  • Local radish and saag leaves at 4000 meters, Yang - Simikot
      Local radish and saag leaves at 4000 meters, Yang
    by Saagar
  • Local food - grains and vegetables - Simikot
 

Millet:
You can make a porridge, pakodas, noodles, cakes, alcohol (Humlis make porridge and alcohol)

Buckwheat:
Pancakes, noodles, various dumplings, mixed flour etc. (Humlis make sour pancakes, mainly)

Potatoes:
You can make just about anything with potatoes. (Humlis curry and fry them and boild them, too)

Simi/beans:
The best beans in Nepal are from Humla, used as dal, curried or bean soup. Major cash crop in Humla.

Radish:
The ever-present moola in varieties; raw, currier, fried, pickled, dried and mashed (you can buy radishes in many parts of Humla).

Barley:
You will find barley being used for tsampa mush or as alcohol mainly, but also excellent bread flour mixed.

Green leaf veggies:
As saag, anything goes, it seems. Not very refined, but a great way of making use of root crop leaves and just anything else green.

Black rice:
High altitude rice: found as far up the Karnali as Kholsi village.

Chinnu:
Beyond rice -> this is the rice substitute in medium high altitude. Very tasty, a hint of couscous.

Amaranth: A valuable spice seed, but in Humla mainly groud as snack breads. Nice color.

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2007
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