Cheeno Himalayan Royale Salad – Chef Sandeep Khatri

Hog Millet also called Cheeno in Nepali is belongs to the family of Millet with all the requirements to be on the superfood as Quinoa. Still in Far West, Mid West and Tarai the cultivation is abundant. The rich in Protein, Fiber n Vitamin starts from humble range compared to counterpart Quinoa.
Prep time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 20 min
Serving Portion: 2 pax


  • 4 cups of water (to soak)
  • 50 gms of coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 5 tablespoon of olive oil (not mandatory)
  • 3 tomato skins
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes (not mandatory)
  • 2 pods of elaichi
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • Salt to taste

Methods of Preparation

  1. Once the cheeno gets soaked and almost doubled
  2. Take a pressure cooker add the cheeno to water ratio (1:2)
  3. Add 2 tablespoon of oil just to ensure not to make clumsy or sticky
  4. Then add salt and give a 2 whistle and let it rest, but give a quick stir
  5. In the meantime, you make salsa diced tomato, cilantro, you can add corn, bell peppers any veggies or even steamed, grilled, pulled meats
  6. Then add elaichi seeds, chili, pepper, lemon juice, cilantro and toss it well then throw the Cheeno into the mixing bowl toss it well
  7. You can also enjoy it with gravies, curries good for weight loss, no carb lot of fibers.

It is us Chefs who have the recipe and know how to cook properly. That’s where we are lacking the promotion of our farmers. Chefs need to work on the recipes with local products fast, and viable. If anyone wish to promote our products then use foxtail millet or Kaguno with Cous Cous –  Chef Sandeep

Chef Sandeep Khatri, a renowned first celebrity chef of the modern era, Research and Development Chef, a Writer, Food Historian, Consultant Chef, and also know as Pak Shastri. Chef Sandeep learned Culinary Arts from Europe and has travelled the world, learning, practicing, and mastering his skills. Chef Khatri also known for his contemporary style of cooking with an experience of more than 20 years in the industry around the globe. He is a Founder of Global Nepalese Chefs Forum, Co-founder of Clouds Foods And Gourment Products(market and supply of food products such as bakery items, fast foods, grocery, and many more local products). Nowadays, Chef Khatri is engaged in the projects of ‘Farm to Fork’ an online market and doorstep delivery named Farmers Market Nepal(Bridging the gap between the farmers and artisanal producers and consumers) which is about to launch soon in the market.

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