The Expert Group Small-scale farmers and biodiversity in Nepal has produced ten videos of traditional food recipes from Sudurpashchim Province and a draft document on the traditional recipe book to raise awareness of the importance of agrobiodiversity and their potential contribution to our food system.
The traditional food recipes include i) Anandi (a special landrace) bread (roti) ii) popular rice pudding recipes (bajeko kheer) iii) Dhikri (a popular tharu community recipe prepared from rice flour) iv) Gatani Dubka (prepared from black gram flour) v) buckwheat guldu (cooked buckwheat ball) vi) Kachari bariya (a tharu cuisine) vii) foxtail millet pudding (a traditional cuisine of Doti district) viii) Khariya (a Tharu cuisine prepared from Colocasia leaves) ix) stinging nettle curry and x) thausara (a Tharu local cuisine).
These products are the local cuisine of the Tharu community of Sudurpaschim Province and peoples of the mid-hill region of Doti district. The documentation of these culinary will enhance knowledge of traditional food recipes, increase the demand for local food plants, and strengthen the local food system. The importance of the recipes (cultural, social, medicinal, etc.) is highlighted in the video.