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Choila Recipe!!

October 25, 2015

Starting with my roots!! 

I am sharing a very authentic Newari dish recipe for my first post. Choila is basically a grilled meat mixed with different spices. Here I used a bone in chicken but you can use any kind of meat you prefer. I always like using bone in meat as it has tons of flavor then boneless ones. When I said authentic by no means this is the original recipe, this is my variation of what I have learned throughout my cooking days.

Tomato, Cilantro, Green Onions

1. Cumin/Coriander powder 2. Mustard Oil 3. Ginger/Garlic paste 4. Red Chilli Paste

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Sichuan pepper

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Chicken Thigh

Once all your ingredients are ready it’s time to cook this awesome dish.

I start by putting chicken on the grill. Sprinkle some salt for flavor . I like to throw in some tomatoes as well . If you don’t have a grill you can always pan fry it. After grilling for good 25 min , the meat should be cooked.

Cut the grilled chicken into cube size pieces and add all your ingredients mentioned above leaving Fenugreek seed to satay later.

Add 2 tablespoon oil in the pan, once its hot add some fenugreek seed to it. Once it starts turning black then u know it’s ready to to poured over our mixture of meat. Make sure to mix it well for the last time before garnishing with cilantro leaves.

Delicious choila is ready !!

Cuisine: Nepali(Newari)
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  • 2 lb chicken thigh
  • 2 medium size tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1.5 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chili paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon fenugreek seed
  • ½ teaspoon sichuan pepper (timur)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin/coriander powder or meat masala
  • ½ cup green onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon mustard oil
  • Fresh cilantro for garnishing
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Serve with chiuwra (beaten rice) and side of achar.