Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Spicy Chatpate Recipe | Nepalese Street Food

Posted by Anup Baral | July 10, 2019 :
Chatpate   is one of the most popular and desired junk (street) foods in Nepal. Be it inside or outside the Kathmandu valley, everybody simply loves chatpate. The tangy spicy food tastes great when every ingredient is blended in balance. Children, teenagers as well as adults, especially females of almost every age group love Chatpate.

There are various types and varieties of chatpate. Some of them are simple combination of few major ingredients while other uses various ingredients. Among the various, Chana Chatpate, Murai Chatpate, Chauchau Chatpate is few to name. No matter what else you mix it with, the key ingredients in chatpate are murai (puffed rice), onion, tomato, chickpea (roasted or soaked raw), vegetable oil, salt and lemon or lime juice or you could also use imily juice. Do not miss potato and coriander leaves for added taste.

In this article we will be talking about a simple way to make a tangy and spicy chatpate.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.