Overviewing Nepal’s trade status, Nepal is facing trade deficit. Although, Nepal couldn’t get self sufficient in products as petroleum, machinery, medicines, there is still enough potential of becoming self sufficient in agricultural product such as vegetables, fruits and cereal grains by properly utilizing the available resources.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Province 2 government has decided to provide food rations to the poor people and daily wage workers who need immediate help throughout the lockdown period.

Think about food

March 29, 2020 09:15 am

Five days into a complete lockdown to stem the threat of coronavirus pandemic, people across the country have largely obeyed the government’s ruling. In the last five days, Kathmandu Valley has stood still: There have been no vehicles and movement of people, barring sporadic incidents. This is largely because people have realized that Covid-19 can be deadly if preventive measures are not followed. For the country and the government with inadequate medical and human resources to combat this global pandemic, the response of people has been encouraging. If the people disobeyed the lockdown and went with business as usual attitude, the situation could be worse than it is now.

Fusion of flavors

March 20, 2020 11:03 am

As someone who appreciates and mostly sticks to typical Nepali food, the combination of these two seemingly discordant cuisines did not sound very appealing to me. But after hearing good things about it from a friend, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try out the restaurant. And am I glad I did because after trying out a bunch of dishes there, I only have good things to say about the eatery and I definitely plan on going there again.

Recipe of palak paneer

March 14, 2020 09:14 am

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook onion until slightly tender.  Add garlic, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, red pepper flakes, curry powder, cumin, and salt; cook and stir until fragrant.

Getting it just right

March 6, 2020 11:25 am

Restaurants don’t just bank on food. Alongside a good meal, there is the question of ambience, service and being able to provide an overall pleasant experience. In that case, Fudo Café is one that doesn’t disappoint. Located in Baluwatar, the building is at the turn of Pavitra Workshop Chowk. The café is on the first and second floor of the building.

Momo: Recipe

February 15, 2020 17:00 pm

Mix together the flour and water in a bowl. Knead the dough well until it is medium-firm and flexible. Cover and let rest for 1 hour.

Recipe of Kwati

February 11, 2020 16:09 pm

From ancient times most of Nepalese homes used to cook and eat Kwati (soup made from mix of lentils) on the day of Janai Purnima.

Health and nutrition tips

February 3, 2020 13:58 pm

Your brain doesn’t measure calories from liquid sugar the same way it does for solid food.

For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we’re going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we’re ready to kick excess sugar to the curb after a holiday season awash in sweets. Or we’re committed to avoiding fast food.

Salmon recipe

January 25, 2020 19:40 pm

Mix butter, white wine, lemon juice, and garlic together in a small bowl.

Food festival in Dhulikhel

December 24, 2019 08:54 am

Food festival will be organized every week during the Visit Nepal Year 2020 in Dhulikhel. The Dhulikhel municipality will host the food festival for three days every week during the year.

Quince Food and Lounge

December 19, 2019 16:12 pm

Located in Bakhundol in Lalitpur, Quince Food and Lounge, is a quiet place where you can have a relaxed evening with your loved ones, escaping the hustle and bustle of city. The newly-opened restaurant in easily accessible place offers a number of dishes with distinctly different tastes. One of the specialties of this restaurant is quiet ambience serves food made out of fresh and organic ingredients. It is a must visit if you are looking for healthy yet flavorsome food.

Health benefits of almonds

December 18, 2019 20:06 pm

Almonds contain relatively high levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E and other antioxidants help prevent oxidative damage in the body. Scientists have also tentatively linked a higher vitamin E intake with a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.

If you love classic lasagna, get ready to fall in love with the veggied-up spin. This is a super-satisfying comfort food. And here’s the recipe for four servings:

Gearing up for ‘Winter Barbecue’

November 6, 2019 14:48 pm

If you love barbecue, then a buffet themed ‘Winter Barbecue’ is the place to be at. Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is all set to host ‘Winter Barbecue’ at The Terrace from November 8.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Around 43 percent children under the age of five are malnourished in Nepal, according to a report published by UNICEF.

The right way to serve food to guests

September 19, 2019 09:19 am

Guests! Adults love having them over and children pretend to love having them over.

Fighting hidden hunger

August 25, 2019 00:25 am

A young mother was proudly saying to her mother: “I have started to fortify my daughter’s food but not with medicine. I use natural plants and spices as I learnt from some doctors that we have enough food to make my daughter healthy.” The young mother has good knowledge about how to take care of health of her daughter.

If you love spicy and tangy food, then Indian food might be your first priority. And to give the taste of India’s famous Mughlai cuisines, Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Soltee Mode is hosting ‘Mughlai Food Festival’ at its restaurant ‘Kakori’.

Cooking is a big war to fight off for many people. Finding the presentation of food or the taste similar to the one you saw, in the video of the meal prep is not something you can excel in your first try. Basics are everything for making your food at least edible. Here we share with you a few tips about cooking, if you are an amateur

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is launching 10-day long  ‘Sichuan Food Festival’ that kicks off on August 16 at The Café.

Simple snack ideas

August 9, 2019 08:09 am

It’s a good idea to keep some food in your bag for those times when hunger pangs strike and you need something to munch on pronto. But don’t toss in chocolates and biscuits. There are really simple alternatives that can make snacking a lot healthier than it usually is. Here are some of our favorite snacks.

The rich flavor of lamb makes for an exceptional burger experience. We decided to pair delicately spiced ground lamb patties with a colorful beet tzatziki, pan-seared halloumi cheese, and a drizzle of sweet honey for a truly unique burger that could transport us to the Greek islands any night of the week.

For the love of cooking

August 2, 2019 09:04 am

Instagram is a haven for amateur cooks as well as those who like to sit on their beds and look at food prepared and served from all over the world. It’s no surprise that food bloggers have taken the world by storm. However, it’s a whole another thing making as well as photographing the food you have made and putting it out on social media.

It’s no wonder salmon is one of the most popular fish. Its flesh is rich-tasting, thanks to high levels of heart-healthy oils, and it takes well to many treatments. The key is to avoid overcooking it, especially wild salmon, which is leaner than farmed.

How to be safe from pesticides

July 23, 2019 17:48 pm

It’s not shocking any more to know that tons of vegetable and fruits entering country from the southern border contain deadly pesticides.  Due to the high demand of vegetables, urban areas are much likely to consume such food products. Chemicals used to preserve such vegetable and fruit have direct effects on human health. Hence, health professionals have recommended to not consume such food products.

WASHINGTON, July 19: The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a key legal challenge Thursday to a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, saying environmental groups had failed to prove that a ban was warranted.

For food fanatics

July 19, 2019 10:08 am

Whether we actually enjoy cooking or not, all of us are guilty of binge watching numerous food and recipe YouTube videos in a single sitting – that eventually only results in us craving every mouthwatering dish the chefs in these videos cook.

Although it sounds like a bad weekend morning commercial (Pizza?! For breakfast?!!), it turns out breakfast pizza is just a creative version of the classic bread-eggs-cheese-meat combo.

COPENHAGEN, July 16: Baby foods on market generally contain too much sugar, posing a source of health concern, a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

Time for them to learn how to cook. Maybe, just maybe, you didn’t do as good a job as you’d planned teaching them their way around the kitchen (cough — me too, despite what one might think). And just maybe you’d like to give them a little help before they are standing in front of an empty fridge with a frying pan in their hand and a blank expression on their face. Here are 5 basic dishes that should give anyone a head start in the kitchen, including options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Monsoon brings dampness and you might worry you are at risk from infection in the monsoon. If you think so, then you’re wrong. Not only you, but the food in your house is in danger from it too.

Basil pesto isn’t just for pasta. We found a way to imbue chicken with basil and garlic that would hold up on the grill. How did we get enough flavor into the chicken?

The right way to diet

July 5, 2019 08:02 am

Dieting is basically regulating and managing your food consumption for weight management and for other health issues. It’s not the absence of food and should not be confused with fasting.

Chermoula is a traditional Moroccan marinade made with hefty amounts of cilantro, lemon and garlic that packs a big flavor punch. While this dressing is traditionally used as a marinade for meat and fish, we decided to make it the flavor base for a zippy cauliflower salad in an effort to dress up a vegetable that can be bland and boring.

One-off things that you do like an occasional detox or running an annual marathon aren’t going to impact your overall health all that much. It’s the things that you do on a regular basis that can significantly boost your health and energy levels. Here are six simple habits that can go a long way in keeping you healthy and happy.

In Mexico, vendors sell this messy, cheesy, utterly delicious grilled corn from carts. To bring this street food to the home kitchen, we broiled the corn on the cob instead of heading out to the grill, first brushing it with oil to keep it from drying out.

In theory, garlic shrimp pasta has all the makings of an ideal weeknight meal. Toss a few quick-cooking ingredients_shrimp, garlic, oil, wine_with boiled dried pasta, and only the salad’s left holding up dinner.

Korean food cooking contest held

June 1, 2019 09:43 am

KATHMANDU, June 1: A confident Gyanendra KC, chef and owner of a Korean eatery at Thamel, jokingly gave himself a 10/10 for his efforts in a casual conversation with the event emcee, before officially being pronounced the winner of the “1st Korean Food Cooking Contest in Nepal” held Friday at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur.

A taste of Japan

May 31, 2019 08:38 am

Tucked away in a quite corner at Freak street in Basantapur is probably one of the best Japanese food serving stations in town. Japanese Food Takoyaki SOLO has been serving authentic Japanese street food plus sushi for just over a year but it has already gained a devoted set of customers who come quite regularly to indulge in the various Japanese delicacies that it’s popular for in the short time it has been in operation.

We set out to create a fresh, bright chicken salad inspired by the flavors of Mexico. A simple tequila-lime mixture boosted the chicken’s flavor both in a quick marinade before cooking and, when cooked down with some orange juice, as a reduced sauce drizzled over the chicken after cooking. Grilled avocados gave the salad more smoky depth.

Where things feel right

May 24, 2019 12:53 pm

Tucked in one of the smaller alleyways in Gairidhara is a cozy little eatery called Social Cafe. Going by their name, I had expected the cafe to have a clean and chic look with western inspired interior but I realized I had grossly misjudged the place by its name. Social Café is an amalgam of all things nice and it doesn’t stick to one theme or vibe.

A combination of pasta and summer squash results in a light, flavorful dish that’s full of color. We decided against peeling the squash, as the skin helped to keep the pieces intact throughout the cooking process. Because summer squash contains so much liquid, we salted and drained it to keep our sauce from ending up watery and bland.

Food you will love

May 17, 2019 11:17 am

Given the growing fascination of the Korean culture among Nepalis it’s no surprise that Korean restaurants these days get a lot of visitors. If the aisles of supermarket stores packed with ramen and other instant Korean snacks are any indication, Korean food is the new ‘it’. Hangkook Sarang in Naxal, Kathmandu, is catering to this Korean food loving crowd and how

UNITED NATIONS, May 14: The UN Palestinian refugee agency, UNRWA, warned on Monday that its ability to continue providing food to more than 1 million Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip will be severely challenged, if it cannot secure at least an additional 60 million U.S. dollars by June.

The accidental food blogger

May 10, 2019 12:39 pm

When she opened an Instagram account in 2012, Shahita Shahi had no intentions of turning it into a foodstagram. She used it to post pictures from her everyday life and her account was private. But @onehungrydentist subtly and gradually morphed into a food blogging account but she says she still doesn’t consider herself to be a food blogger.

Reusing food waste

May 10, 2019 09:40 am

Did you know that a lot of the food waste that you throw out on a regular basis could be reused for something else? From adding them to your food in place of flavoring agents to using them as cleaning products and air fresheners, here are some creative ways to reuse food waste.

Making periods painless

April 19, 2019 08:40 am

The aunt flow is hardly ever kind. But there’s no avoiding it. On an average, a woman spends 10 years of her life menstruating. And cribbing and complaining won’t change a thing. However, if your periods tend to be extra painful and you feel bloated and lethargic during your periods then we have a few tricks and tips to help you get by.

V for Vegan

April 19, 2019 07:43 am

Going vegan is actually a piece of cake, say the vegans we spoke to but, according to experts, a vegan lifestyle can be challenging, especially health wise. One has to find alternate food sources to compensate for the required nutrients such as proteins, minerals, and vitamins that are mainly found in meat and dairy products.