Starters, Sides & Snacks

Small plates (Tipen Tapen) are a major part of Himalayan life, any time you visit someones house you'll be offered a small plate of something.  It could be a simple fried egg with tea or a tapas type feast with drinks before the main meal at a dinner party.  Here are the recipes for some of our favourites, how, where and when you choose to eat them is entirely up to you.



Chicken Shekuwa

Slightly sour garlicey chicken great on a sunny summers evening straight from the BBQ, or grilled just as they are on the skewer with hot sauce for dipping and an ice cold beer.

 Lamb Shekuwa

Juicy lean lamb gently marinaded these Himalayan kebabs are equaly delicious on the BBQ or cooked under the grill.

 Pork Belly Shekuwa

Spicy, salty with a slight fruity sourness this pork dish is so tasty we serve it on it's own as a snack with a spicy dipping sauce.

Plant Based


Cruncy vegetable nuggets of joy. Variations include some our favourites but there are no limits to what you can include. A delicious way to use up leftover vegetables too. Let your imagination run riot!

      Red Onion & Red Pepper with Buckwheat

    These are a classic of ours, the onion and peppers once fried have a natural sweetness that blends so well with the wholesome earthiness of the buckwheat.

      Spiced Sweet Potato with buckwheat

    The rebel of the pakora bunch, these aren’t exactly your average pakora.

     Simple spiced rice

    A simple recipe with complex flavours this fried rice is the perfect accompaniment for many of our dishes