Friday, 19 August 2011

National dish of the world No 2, Bhutan with Ema datshi

Ema datshi the national dish of Bhutan

Ema Datshi, also transliterated as Ima Datshi, is Bhutan's national dish. The fiery concoction of green peppers and cheese is eaten in Bhutan almost daily, often accompanied by Bhutanese red rice. The stew is so fiery that they recommend that you coat your tongue with rice before spooning the stew into your mouth.

  • 1/2 lb jalapeno chilies, sliced into 4 slices each
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 lb Danish feta cheese, cubed
  • A handful of Coriander(optional)
Combine chilies, onion and water in pot and add the oil. Bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes and garlic and simmer for 3 more minutes. Add the cheese, mix and simmer for 3 more minutes. Turn off the heat, add the coriander if using it, cover and let stand for a few more minutes before serving.

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