10 MUST HAVE VEGAN DISHES AT THE HIMALAYAN RESTAURANT What is veganism? Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Is Himalayan Restaurant (Chicago South Loop & Niles) a good place for vegans? This question has been answered by our customers who frequent the restaurant for the ample selection of…

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Catering for Legendary Nepali rock band Mukti N Revival show 11/29/2016 Himalayan restaurant was part of the event, Mukti N Revival live in Chicago. Organized by Tarang Entertainment on 11/29/2016, we worked with the group to come up with affordable yet delicious dinner set for the guests. We came up with the Himalayan dinner combo box, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. The…

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Chicken Choela is one of the most popular traditional non-vegetarian snacks in Nepal. Usually, choela or chowela is prepared with water buffalo meat however chicken cholea is another amazing variation of this dish. Popular among Newari community in Nepal, choela now has become a must have item throughout the Nepal. Choela preparation has many variations and the one below is the…

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MOMO | MOMO CHA: A word, that brings a forth a bout of hunger once it is uttered from the mouth. A simple word that triggers the brain to forget about the giant meal that was just devoured, triggering a surge of new hunger. So addictive, letting go of this dish is simply unimaginable. The phenomenon of why, when this word is…

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May 13th 2015 An Evening to Benefit Nepal Earthquake fundraising Dinner was held at Himalayan Restaurant – Nepali and Indian Cuisine on 13th May 2015. A total of $22,465 has been raised. Online tickets sales and donations total $13,064 and an additional $9,401 raised is the result of ticket sales at the door and donations received at The Himalayan. Thanks…

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Holi is a spring festival of color and love, primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions that have significant Indian and Nepali populations. It is celebrated in late February or March with singing, dancing, and most notably, bright colored dry powders and colored water that everyone throws at each other in good fun. Food and drinks are a large…

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By Izidora Angel of Daily Herald Himalayan Restaurant and Bar offers “a new take on homegrown Indian/Nepalese food,” according to its owners, and even those unfamiliar with the region’s traditional cuisine can agree that this restaurant hits high marks. While Indian and Nepalese restaurants are still a bit of a novelty in the suburbs, at least in large part to…

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Pinot Grigio I came across this article on the Wall Street Journal. I found it to be interesting and thought I post this on our blog. This article high lights the essence of one of the finest white wine Pinot Grigio. It also outlines the type of food that goes with Pinot Grigio. We have at the Himalayan Restaurant, Fish…

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Black Cardamom

Black cardamom (also known as brown cardamom, elaichi, thảo quả and tsao-ko) is a plant in the family Zingiberaceae. Its seed pods have a strong camphor-like flavor. The pods are used as a spice, in a manner similar to the regular Indian cardamom pods, but those have a drastically different flavor. Unlike green cardamom, this spice is rarely used in…

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Cumin

Cumin is the seed of a small umbelliferous plant, a member of the parsley family. Cumin is available dried, or ground to a brownish-green powder and is one of the most essential spice of Indian and Nepali cuisine. Cumin is integral part of the curry powder or paste. Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma. According…

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Coriander Powder

Coriander (Cilantro) is a herb with a fresh, sweet aroma. The Coriander powder is an essential spice in the Indian and Nepali cuisine. It is used as a flavoring agent in vegetarian and non-vegetarian items. It imparts the dish with its unique aroma of freshness. Culinary Uses Coriander seeds are dried up, ground into a powder form after which they…

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Garlic

Garlic is an erect biennial herb with condensed, flattened stem and narrow, flat leaves. The bulb consists of bulblets called cloves. The cloves are used for consumption (raw or cooked), or for medicinal purposes, and have a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. The Sankrit word, “Lahsunah”, for garlic, means “that which devours diseases of…

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Turmeric

Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavored, bright yellow colored spice and is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry. Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Indian and Nepali systems…

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Ginger

Ginger takes its name from the Sanskrit word stringa-vera, which means “with a body like a horn”. Ginger is essential spice in Indian and Nepali cooking. Ginger is available in various forms, whole raw and fresh roots, dried roots, powdered ginger, pickled  ginger and preserved ginger. Inidan and Nepali cooking use primarily the dried ginger roots. Culinary Uses Fresh ginger is…

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