tsampa, momo, lephing and more!
Thank you for visiting “Simply Tibetan, Simply Delicious”.
The purpose of this blog is to bring you a collection of my favorite Tibetan recipes and inspire you to start cooking Tibetan. I was lucky to be always surrounded by wonderful cooks through out my life and have had the pleasure of spending many hours by their side in the kitchen. As a child, I would be handed little chores like peeling the garlic, shelling the peas, cracking the eggs … and in the course of many years, have learnt to cook some dishes too. I cannot claim that they are as good as the dishes I got to eat but still I am happy to share them with you.
It is my hope that it will bring a taste of Tibet to kitchens everywhere, especially those that belong to young Tibetans. Food is an integral part of your day and each time you eat tibetan, you bring a sense of Tibet to your day. The smell, taste and texture of a hearty bowl of thukpa will really take you back to your roots.
Unfortunately, like everything else, I think our cuisine too, has suffered in exile and many have never had the chance to taste much more than the basic thukpa, momo and shamdey. But we have much more than that and there are fewer and fewer who know how to make them well. I want to try and find these recipes and bring them to you, so you too, can make them and relish some real authentic Tibetan flavors. My recipes will be as detailed as I can make them but not perfect, so please use it as a guide and feel free to improvise and adjust to your taste and cooking habits.
Tibetan cuisine is healthy, hearty, fresh, flavorful and above all, it is simple and delicious. So, I choose the name “Simply Tibetan, Simply Delicious” for myself and my blog.
I hope you’ll find this useful. Please visit often and do make suggestions and comments especially if you try out the recipes. I would love to hear if they worked for you or not.
Wishing you “happy cooking,”