Foods of Nubra Valley - 6 dishes of Ladakhi cuisine that you must try when you visit Nubra Valley

Foods of Nubra Valley - 6 dishes of Ladakhi cuisine that you must try when you visit Nubra Valley

Food is Nubra valley depicts multiple cultures such as Buddhism, Tibetan, Indian, Baltistan. The food is quite rich in terms of the use of vegetables, herbs, and spices. More than vegetarian dishes the inclination is more towards Non-vegetarian dishes majorly because of the extreme weather conditions to keep their body warm. There a variety of cuisines available in the Valley however you can't just ignore the regional flavors and mouthwatering taste of the valley. Momo, Thukpa, Skyu, Chutagi, Timok, Chang, Apricot Jam are the ones which are quite famous among the tourists. For trying the authentic taste of Ladakhi food Nubra Valley is the place for you.


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Here is a list for you - Foods of Nubra Valley - 6 dishes of Ladakhi cuisine that you must try when you visit Nubra Valley

1. Momo

This dish is a Tibetan dish which is accepted and added some regional twists to it. Momos are also known as Dimsums and it is a very common dish available almost everywhere. You will find this list on the menu of almost all the restaurants in Nubra Valley. These are dumpling which has a fair use of vegetable and non-veg both. The primary ingredients are cabbage, carrot, onions, and in the meat they use chicken, lamb. The fillings are properly chopped into small pieces and then placed in the dumplings made out of dough of Maida. Post this traditionally they are steamed and served hot with chili sauce. There is another open of Fried Momo available which it quite crispy to eat. These will surely be liked by your taste buds.

2. Thukpa

This is a soupy dish and it is quite preferred in the entire region of Ladakh. This dish is served hot and it has prominent use of vegetables and Noodles are also an integral part of the dish. This dish has extensive use of spices like chili, garam masala. The use of small chopped chicken, mutton, or Yak as an ingredient of the dish is quite prominent in this part of the country. Thukpa is traditionally served along with a spicy chutney to further make it even more mouthwatering. This is a must-try dish as you would find it majorly in the Himalayan region only.

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3. Skyu

Skyu is a traditional dish from the kitchen of Ladakh. This is a soup-based dish with again a fair use of vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and turnips to make it healthy along with its use of meat as per the taste is done as ingredients. This dish is made with wheat dough is processed into thumb-sized flat balls. This dish is cooked slowly in a pot with water. The consumption of this dish keeps your body quite warm and it is fed more during the days when the temperature is extremely low. The recipe for this dish has remained unchanged for ages. The use of milk is also done at someplace to change the flavors. This is a very healthy dish and will enhance your taste as well. You must keep this one in the dishes to taste on the trip.

4. Chutagi

This dish is quite famous in the Ladakh region and it has again a soupy style serving. This is one of the signature dishes for Nubra Valley and every restaurant has a unique recipe. A thick soup of tomato, carrot, green leafy vegetables, and peas is prepared and the wheat dough is cut in bow-tie shape. The dish looks splendid on the plate when served. The non-veg version of this dish is also quite famous among the locals.

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5. Khambir

Khambir has a similar shape that of a roti, it is fermented dough is prepared then baked on a hot stone, a post that it is put in the fire to directly to make it swollen. This delicious bread is best served hot and fresh. This is normally a part of the breakfast for the people of Nubra Valley served with eggs or maybe vegetables. This bread can also be served a snack during the evening if the dough is flavored accordingly. It works as a staple food for the people of the valley and it can be stored at room temperature in Nubra about for a week as well. When you are visiting a restaurant you can ask for this bread during breakfast.

6. Tingmo or Timok

Tingmo is bread in originated from Tibet and quite prevalent in Nubra Valley. This is eaten as a normal bread along with vegetables, meat or pulses. It is a round bun made out of wheat flour and no filling is done usually. It best served when freshly baked and served fresh. This delicious bread can be eaten during any of the meal timings.

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