A Procedure To Make Yomari – Newari Food

Yomari is a typical newari  food which is mostly eaten at the day of yomari punhi. Yomari punhi is celebrated on full moon day of December. It is a festival which is celebrated by the people of newa community. But nowadays, it is celebrated by the whole community and people of Nepal 🇳🇵. People celebrate this festival with friends, family, relatives and even people from different cities organize different rallys and yomari making and eating events.©

Ingredients

  1. Rice flour- 500 grams
  2. Chakku (Molasses)-100 grams
  3. Sesame seed Powder – 50 gram
  4. Coconut powder/ grated coconut-20grams
  5. Cardamom powder- 5 grams
  6. Vegetable oil- 10 gram

Methods

  1. Heat a cup of water and chaku in pan at a medium heat.
  2. When chaku melts, add sesame powder, coconut powder and cardamom powder and stir it gently.
  3. Add about a spoon full of rice flour and stir it gently.
  4. When the paste is good (not too thick or too thin) pour it into a bowlMake the dough for yomari using rice flour and Luke warm water.
  5. Make a soft dough (dough should be soft because if the dough is hard the yomari will break).
  6. When the dough is ready cover it with soft piece of cloth and leave it for about half an hour.
  7. Grease your palm with cooking oil so that the dough will not stick to your hand.
  8. Take a small piece of dough and make it first into round then into long yomari shape.
  9. Make as thin as you can because more thin your wrap is more tasty yomari becomes.
  10. Add two teaspoon of chhaku into the wrap and slowly close the yomori top.©
  11. You should keep on roiling the yomari while closing the top.
  12. Heat the water in the steamer.
  13. When water boils, put yomari in steamer and let it steam for about 10 minutes.

When yomari is ready then served with flavored chaku.
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