"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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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