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    How to Cook dishes from Tibet

    Tibet is a region of Central Asia, mostly located on a high altitude plateau. It is part of the People's Republic of China, with the exception of some areas claimed as part of Tibet by China but controlled by India. The legitimacy of Chinese rule over Tibet is of course disputed, with Dalai Lama and others arguing it is illegitimate.

    Tibetan cuisine is unusual since only few crops will grow at the high altitudes found in the region. The most important crop in Tibet is barley which is used to make a dough called tsampa which in turn is made into noodles or dumplings. Many dishes in Tibetan cuisine are flavored with mustard seeds.

    Some Tibetan recipes include:
    • Balep korkun - A round flatbread made in a frying pan.

    • Momos - Dumplings made from tsampa (barley dough). They can be filled with ground meat (beef, chicken, pork, turkey, water buffalo, or yak) usually combined with onions, shallot, and garlic, or with small potatoes in a tomato sauce, or with cheese. The dumplings are generally cooked by steaming over a soup, which is then eaten with the dumplings. Sometimes momos are also pan-fried or deep-fried after being steamed.

    • Thenthuk - Noodle soup usually containing yak meat or mutton.

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    Tibetan Cooking: Recipes for Daily Living, Celebration, and Ceremony

    By Elizabeth Esther Kelly

    Brand: Snow Lion Publications
    Released: 2007-07-30
    Paperback (120 pages)

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    There is no better way to experience the flavor of an exotic culture than through its food—and no better guide to the recipes and gustatory culture of Tibet than Elizabeth Kelly, long-time cook for lamas and other Tibetans. Her remarkable array of easy-to-follow recipes use ingredients readily available in the West. You will find serving suggestions, meal planning, traditional foods, and numerous vegetarian dishes: everything needed to make a complete Tibetan dinner or just to try something different. Tibetan Cooking: Recipes for Daily Living, Celebration, and Ceremony also offers a personal look into the little known aspects of Tibetan cuisine: its adaptation to modern times and its preservation and connection with Tibetan holidays and religious ceremonies. Beautifully illustrated and well designed as a gift or for everyday practical use, this book is a gem.

    Tibetan Cooking (Pioneer book on the food and cookery of the well known mysterious and one time forbidden land)

    By Indra Majupuria

    Raj Rattan Press
    Paperback (103 pages)

    Tibetan Cooking (Pioneer book on the food and cookery of the well known mysterious and one time forbidden land)

    The Lhasa Moon Tibetan Cookbook

    By Tsering Wangmo

    Brand: Snow Lion
    Released: 1998-01-01
    Paperback (128 pages)

    The Lhasa Moon Tibetan Cookbook
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    Located on Lombard Street in San Francisco's Marina District, Lhasa Moon is one of the finest Tibetan restaurants in the West. A unique mix of Asian influences and Tibetan regional ones, its cuisine delights vegetarians and meat lovers alike. This cookbook of the restaurant's most popular dishes includes recipes for soups, snacks and appetizers, the famous Tibetan momos, popular noodle dishes, tsampa and breads, sweets, and beverages. It also provides an excellent overview of the foods grown in Tibet with their special climate and regional variations; foreign influences; daily meals; the types of household kitchens; food served in monasteries; and food for Tibetan celebrations. A section on special ingredients and substitutions is also included.

    Tibetan Cooking

    By Majupuria Acharya

    Released: 2006-11-06
    Kindle Edition (136 pages)

    Tibetan Cooking
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    This is the pioneer book on Tibetan Cooking. Its several editions were sold out in a very short span. It was well received and widely appreciated by those who have been interested in cookery. This edition is thoroughly revised and critically scrutinised. About 8 new recipes are also added. Some variations are also given.

    Tibetan Home Cooking

    By Lobsang Wangdu

    Released: 2014-08-18
    Kindle Edition (90 pages)

    Tibetan Home Cooking
    Product Description:
    Tibetan Chef Lobsang Wangdu shares with you his personal favorites in this collection of recipes for easy and INCREDIBLY TASTY Tibetan classics. This cookbook is designed to help you bring joy to the people you love by making your own authentic and delicious Tibetan meals.

    Who can say no to a delicious plate of piping hot Tibetan dumplings (momos), a crusty round loaf of country bread (Amdo balep), or the fun-to-make "pull' noodle soup (thenthuk)?

    With just a few widely-available ingredients and tools that you can find in most kitchens, many of the most basic and loved Tibetan dishes are easily within reach of home cooks. (You can also experiment with more unusual ingredients and complex dishes if you like – you can try mothuk, silky-soft and flavorful dumplings in soup, or pa, roasted barley flour with salty butter tea and yak cheese.)

    Authors Lobsang Wangdu and Yolanda O'Bannon offer chapters on "Some Basic Things You Should Know About Tibetan Food" and "Can I Cook Tibetan Food Without Exotic Ingredients?" as well as step-by-step directions on how to create the most beloved dishes found in Tibetan homes. The cookbook is a complete primer for anyone who wants to give Tibetan cooking a try. By the end of the book you will be delighting your family and friends with flavorful dishes that are both exotic and comforting. And you will discover an exciting new world of Tibetan flavors and dishes – including succulent beef or veggie and tofu fried pies (sha balep) with fiery hot sauce (sepen), Tibetan butter tea (po cha) and sweet, buttered hand-made pasta (bhatsa marku) – that will open your eyes to all the wonderful possibilities that real Tibetan cooking has to offer.


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