Kewa Datshi (potatoes with chillies and cheese) is a favorite Bhutanese dish, made with sun dried red and green chillies and local semi-dry cottage cheese. The recipe I chose called for chili powder, which I used, but I am sure it would even be better with red and green chillies. There are other “Datshi” dishes you might also like to try: Ema Datshi, which are just the chilies with cheese, or add mushrooms to the basic recipe for Shamu Datshi.
Additions/Omissions: I used equal parts of swiss and gruyere for the Kewa Datshi.
Taste Test: The chicken and cucumber dishes were also good.
Zip Facts about Bhutan:
- Bhutan is a landlocked country and is considered one of the most isolated nations in the world, not only because of its geography but also intentionally to preserve its identity, traditional culture, and its environment
- Business Week named Bhutan the happiest country in Asia and eight on the list of the happiest nations in the world
- Bhutan is the only country in the world where tobacco sales are banned. Television and internet access were also banned until 1999
- Colors denote social class and status in Bhutan’s mandatory dress code, traditional dress is knee-length for men and ankle-length for women
- Polygamy is legal in Bhutan, but not very common. Marrying foreigners is not permissible
Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/bhutan/