By Nmami Agarwal 03-Feb 2020 Reading Time: 2 Mins
“Tsampa” is very popular in Tibet and Sikkim. It is authentic, hearty and nutty flour prepared from dry roasted barley. It is the most commonly eaten food in Tibet. It can be consumed by mixing with butter tea, cheese and sugar to form dough. It can be prepared at home and is available in market as well.
Barley is highly nutritious and contains good amount of fibre and protein. It is the perfect traditional food that is great for the balanced diet. The iron, folate and potassium in the barley support cardiovascular functions. It also supports the bone structure and strength. The fiber present in it prevents constipation and promotes healthy digestive system.
- 20 grams hulled barley
- Nutrition Info
- 71 kcal
- 14.7 grams
- 2.5 grams
- 0.46 grams
- Wash the barley grains with hot water.
- Strain and spread on a flat surface to dry.
- Dry roast the barley grains until they are puffed.
- The puffed grains are called yoe which can both be eaten raw or in form of snacks.
- Then grind the yoe to form tsampa flour.
- Store the flour in air tight container to avoid from lumping.
Over to you:
Try out tsampa in any form by adding in snacks or meals. The package of goodness and health along with nutty taste makes it a must try for those cold winters!
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