Chatamari - The Traditional Nepali Delight 2023

Chatamari Recipe

Chatamari - A traditional Nepali dish made with a rice flour crust and topped with vegetables and spices. Here is a recipe for Chatamari:


  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of minced chicken or vegetables (like onion, tomato, bell pepper, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Chopped cilantro leaves for garnish

Chatamari - The Traditional Nepali Delight 2023


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the rice flour, water, and salt to make a smooth batter. Cover and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the vegetable oil on medium heat.
  3. Add the minced chicken or vegetables to the pan and stir fry until cooked through.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger paste to the pan and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add the cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and red chili powder to the pan and stir fry for another minute.
  6. Preheat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Grease the pan with some oil.
  7. Pour a ladleful of the rice batter on the pan and spread it out to form a thin crust. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Spread the cooked chicken or vegetable mixture over the rice crust.
  9. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.
  10. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the crust is cooked through and crispy.
  11. Repeat the process for the remaining batter.
  12. Cut into wedges and serve hot. Enjoy your delicious Nepali Chatamari!

Let me know in the comment box if you have any questions or suggestions.

Chatamari Nutrition information

Here is the nutrient information for the given recipe per serving (assuming 4 servings):

⇒ Calories: 245
⇒ Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 272mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugars: 0.2g
  • Protein: 7g

Health benefits of Chatamari

⇒ Healthy Carbohydrates

Chatamari is primarily made with rice flour, which is a healthy carbohydrate that provides energy to the body. Rice flour is also gluten-free, making it suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.

⇒ Fiber-rich

The toppings on Chatamari usually include a variety of vegetables, which are rich in fiber. Fiber is important for digestive health and can also help lower cholesterol levels.

⇒ Packed with Nutrients

The vegetable toppings in Chatamari are also packed with essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and iron.

⇒ Spice Blend Benefits

The spices used in Chatamari, such as cumin and coriander, have several health benefits. For example, cumin is known for its digestive benefits, while coriander has anti-inflammatory properties.

⇒ Customizable to Dietary Needs

Chatamari is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit various dietary needs. For example, it can be made vegetarian or vegan by omitting any meat or dairy-based toppings.

⇒ Cultural Significance

Eating Chatamari is not only delicious but also a way to connect with Nepali culture and tradition. Sharing this dish with others can foster a sense of community and cultural understanding.

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