Tibetan Food Recipes

Tibetanian Food Recipes & Cuisine

Tibetan food recipes and cuisine reflects local customs and climate and few crops grow at the high altitudes that characterises much of Tibet. However, there are a few areas in Tibet are low enough to grow rice, oranges, bananas, and lemon.

Flour milled from roasted barley, locally called tsampa, is the staple food of Tibet. Balep is the Tibetan bread eaten for breakfast and lunch. Thukpa consists of noodles of various shapes, vegetables and meat in broth, mainly consumed at dinner. In contrast to other Himalayan cultures, Tibetan dishes are traditionally served with bamboo chopsticks. Small soup bowls are also used

Meat dishes are yak, goat, or mutton – often dried, or cooked in a spicy stew with potatoes. Mustard seed is cultivated in Tibet, and is liberally used in its Tibetan food recipes.

Yak yoghurt, butter and cheese are regularly eaten. Some Tibetan dishes are also consumed in Ladakh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, various regions of northern Nepal and by Tibetan exiles in India.

Tibetanian Food Recipes & Cuisine


Tibetan Meat Dishes

Beef Momos are probably Tibet’s most famous dish, these are handmade by all the family and eaten on special occasions. Variations with lamb are also popular. Other popular Tibetan meat dishes include a range of curries and noodle stews. Sherpa Momos Beef Momos Lamb Momos Then Thuk – Noodle Soup Spring Soup Mar Jasha (Butter […]

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Tibetan Desserts

Whilst Tibet is more likely to conjure up visions of mountains than desserts, Tibetan cuisine does include a small range of sweet recipes, especially for special occasions. Cream Cheese Barfi Carrot Barfi Sikarni Rasbari Dessert Khir Cream Cheese Barfi (Sweetened Cream Cheese Cake) Ingredients 1.5 lb cream cheese 1.5 lb sour cream 1 can sweet […]

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Tibetan Sauces

Momos Sauce Kopan Masala Achar Coriander Chili Sauce (Sonam Penzom Sibeh) Dipping Sauce for Momos Ingredients 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp vinegar 1 Tbsp chile oil 1 piece of fresh ginger (about 1/2 inch long), shredded Directions Combine all ingredients. Achar Yield: 1 cup Ingredients 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp […]

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Tibetan Vegetarian Dishes

Surprise your family and friends with these Tibetan vegetarian recipes, including the Dalai Lama’s Momos! We’ve a tasty list of traditional vegetable-based recipes from Tibet; The Dalai Lama’s Momos Then Thuk – Noodle Soup Potato Soup Potato Curry Tibetan Vegetable Soup Greens with Tofu (Tse Tofu) Corn Soup (Ashom Tang) Tibetan Noodle Stew Tukpa: Tibetan […]

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