KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The state-owned Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) has hiked the price of ghee by Rs 100 per liter at a time when Dashain and Tihar, two of the major festivals of Hindus, are around the corner.
Nepalis celebrate Maghe Sakranti (first day of Magh) by consuming different tuber crops mainly yam and sweet potato. They did so this year too. Normally, people boil the yams in the evening of the last day of Poush and relish them the next morning with ghee and chaku. Generally, sesame seed Laddus, molasses, ghee, sweet potatoes and yam are included in the menu. It is widely believed that the boiled yams taken on the morning of Maghe Sakranti staves off cold-related ailments. People in Kathmandu also celebrate this festival with delicacies made from yam, ghee and chaku. That is why mountains of yams are seen in Kalimati and Balkhu wholesale markets every year during Maghe Sakranti. It has also a cultural and religious importance in Nepali society.
It’s not secret that Nepalis love to eat out. The burgeoning of restaurants and bars stand testimony to that fact. But what’s also true is that, at the end of day, we all want home-cooked dal-bhat. And if you live away from home or go abroad for a trip, you know that feeling when your entire being craves the familiar taste of local spices and textures.
Gastritis is a huge problem, especially in Nepal. Haphazard food timing and unhygienic food are the main reason for gastritis. It is advisable to avoid oily food and to keep the ailment afar. Lack of exercises and hectic work life are the supporting factors of gastric.