My Global Food Challenge

Bhutan (3)

Jasha Maroo – Minced Chicken (Bhutan)

Yield:  4 Servings


1 chicken
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
1 onion (sliced)
1 tomato (chopped)
3 green chilies (cut into small pieces) or use chili powder
1 tsp salt


Cut chicken into very small pieces about the size of peas (remove leave bones as desired). Place in a saucepan and add water and 2 tbspoon oil and bring to a boil. Add garlic, salt and ginger to taste. Lower heat slightly and boil for another 5 – 10 mins stirring occasionally. The dish should have some liquid when you’re done. Garnish with cilantro.

Link to My Post on Bhutan:

Cuisine:  Bhutanese

Main Ingredient:  Chicken

Kewa Datshi – Potatoes ‘n’ Cheese (Bhutan)


4 Potatoes
1/3 cup of cheese, (swiss, farmers or almost any kind of white cheese)
1/4 cup of chopped red onions
1 tbs oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder (vary amount according to your tolerance)


Cut potatoes into small pieces (I prefer them about the size of my little finger but you don’t know how big my finger is). Put the potatoes along with some oil and salt in a saucepan or pot. Add 1 and 1/2 cup of water.

Cut the cheese into small pieces and when the potatoes are almost cooked, add the cheese. You can add some chopped onions and tomatoes to taste. Don’t forget the chilli powder. You don’t want too much water in this dish but don’t let it dry up completely either. Add little water every time it gets low.

Link to My Post on Bhutan:

Cuisine:  Bhutanese

Main Ingredient:  Potato

Cucumbers With Onion And Cheeses (Bhutan)

Yield: 4 Servings

“The Bhutanese serve soothing side dishes like this one to temper pepper laden entrees”


1/2 seedless cucumber [about 6 ounces, 170g], cut into 1 inch [2.5cm]
1 medium red onion [about 4 ounces, 110g] peeled and quartered
1/2 cup crumbled farmer cheese [about 3 ounces, 85g]
1 medium fresh green chili pepper [about 1/2 ounce, 15g], seeded and diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Chop the cucumber coarsely with the metal blade of a food processor, 4 to 5 pulses. Add the onion and chop finely, about 5 pulses. Combine in a bowl with the remaining ingredients.

Link to My Post on Bhutan:

Cuisine:  Bhutanese

Main Ingredient:  Salad/Cucumber

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