A visit to Dharamshala has so much to offer. Pristine natural beauty, spirituality, food, yoga, shopping, the list is endless. One thing which brings a gleam in everyone’s eye is food. Food which sets the all the five senses in motion, has, since time immemorial, enthralled humans, A visit to Dharamshala is guaranteed to delight food lovers.
Dharamshala is a melting pot of three generations of Tibetans, Himachalis, Gaddis, Kashmiris, and Nepalis. To add to this we have visitors and devotees from other parts of India and all over the world. So it is not surprising that that the food available in Mcleodganj or Uppers, Dharamshala as it is known, includes Tibetan, Himachali, Italian, Belgian, Korean, Japanese, and more.
Hot tasty noodle soups or ‘thukpa’ comes to mind when Tibetan cuisine is mentioned. Next to thukpa, momos are most popular. Steamed or fried, momos come with a variety of fillings like cabbage, carrot , spinach, potatoes and chicken. They are served with a dollop of chilli sauce which can bring tears to your eyes but leave you wanting more. Then there is the lesser known ‘thingmo’ which is refined flour rolled into a ball and steamed. ’Bakleb’ is the Tibetan samosa. To find out more, a visit to Dharamshala is mandatory.
It is essential for everyone to taste Tibetan cuisine in Dharmshala, without which the visit to this beautiful place remains incomplete.
Those ladies who visit Dharamshala with The Wander Girls in July have a treat in store for them. They can even try their hand at learning some of these delectable Tibetan dishes at Lhamo’s Kitchen.
So we not only eat these superb dishes but learn to make them too, for our loved ones and leave everyone impressed.