Pakauda: tasty nepali snack

We have now been living in Nepal for over two months, and if you ask if we have gotten used to the food - the answer is yes. If you ask if we think the food is delicious - the answer is a definitively YES. Almost weekly we get introduced to new dishes, and last week we tasted Pakauda for the first time, we both looked at each other and had the same thought in mind - this recipe we need to share on our blog for others to get a taste of! We were lucky to learn how to make Pakauda by Pratima, a Red Cross volunteer living in Kathmandu. She spent three days (of her Tihar holiday) together with us, assisting the Youth Team start-up, sharing her cooking skills as well as her thoughts and views of life. We noticed quite fast after meeting Pratima, that her smile reflects her warm-heart, watch the video and you will understand 😊

 Recipe (for 4 people)

- 1/2 Cabbage

- 2 Onions

- 3 Potatoes

- 1 Chili

- 100 g Bean flour

- Turmeric spice

- Masala spice

- Cumin spice

- Salt

- Pepper

- Sunflower oil


1. Peel 3 potatoes and boil until they are soft.

2. Finely cut 1/2 cabbage, 2 onions, 1 chili (more or less according to taste) and the 3 soft photos into small pieces.

3. Mix together with 100 gram of bean flour and mix water accordingly (start with 5 tablespoons of water) until you get a nice paste (see video).

4. Heat up a pan with a lot of oil.

5. Make small pieces of the mixture and add to the boiling oil (you can fill at least 5 pieces at the same time).

6. Fry at both sides for 1-2 minutes, until golden.

7. Enjoy together with hot sauce :-)

We hope you will try to make this super easy and yummy snack and get a taste of Nepal wherever you are - Enjoy!


Aalu - Potato - Potet


Guri & Svanhild