Friday, 29 August 2014

Slow dining at Krishnarpan restaurant in Kathmandu

following from the momo post, whilst in kathmandu I was lucky enough to visit Krishnarpan restaurant which is part of the Dwarika Hotel in Pashupatinath. the hotel is committed to protecting the heritage of the kathmandu valley and displaying the newari architecture.

the restaurant is a most definitely a slow dining experience, where the menu can extend to 22 courses, though we opted for 12 nepali dishes, with the vegetables being organic and event from the hotel’s own organic farm.

The menu, pictured bottom left is personalised with your name and with a detailed description of the ethos of the hotel and restaurant and the courses that you are going to experience – all of which were a great blend of flavours, freshness and tradition. 

The experience started off with an assortment of black eyed peas, spiced potato, a small rice pancake and puff rice. an assortment such as this is traditionally served as an offering to the god krishna and to people who have passed away. other courses included sautéed organic spinach, a chicken curry with nepalese spices traditional cinnamon yoghurt dessert, and of course, some momos.

a particular highlight was the pan fried fish with nepali rice risotto, which the restaurant has kindly offered the recipe for – enjoy!

Macha Tareko (Pan Fried fresh Fish)
Serves (1 person)

-          Fresh Fish(200gm.)
-          Oil
-          Ginger and Garlic paste (1 teaspoon)
-          Coriander powder (to taste)
-          Turmeric powder (to taste)
-          Chilli powder, lemon juice and salt (to taste)
-          Marinate the fish with salt, lemon juice, coriander, chilly, turmeric powder and ginger and garlic paste.
-          Still fry the marinated fish in a non stick pan for about 10 minutes.

Khichadi (Nepali rice risotto)
Serves (1 person)

-          Rice (50 gm.)
-          Lentils (50 gm.)
-          Ghee (10 ml.)
-          Ginger paste (5gm.)
-          Hing, turmeric powder and salt (to taste)
-          Add water and all the ingredients together into a pressure cooker.

-          Cook for about an hour until 3 to 4 whistles.

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