Tastes of the Himalayas
To Your Health & Happiness
Did you miss our live event? You can still register and view our recorded presentation until June 30th!
Learn the background of and how to make “taato pani”, a traditional health drink, and, choela, a Nawari BBQ spice rub.
Presenters: Srijana Timilsina, Prava Adhikari and Anne Corwith
Join Srijana, and follow along, as she shows you how to make taato pani, and choela from her kitchen in Kathmandu. Prava and Anne will discuss the culture, history, and uses of these two traditional Himalayan offerings.
Prava has been treating friends and family to the flavors of choela, preparing both meat and vegetarian dishes, for summer barbeques. Choela is a traditional Newari spice rub. The Newars are an ethnolinguistic/ethnic/subgroup in Nepal with their own strong cultural, linguistic and specialized cuisine.
Anne was introduced to “taato pani” on her first trip to Nepal. Although Anne had recovered from a cold before traveling, she suffered from a persistent cough. One night her host mother presented her with taato pani. She recognized the smell of cloves and cinnamon but wasn’t familiar with the other ingredients. Taato pani has been used for centuries as a traditional health remedy throughout South Asia for various medicinal purposes such as anti-inflammatory and to boost the immune system.
The event is hosted by Altruistic Odyssey, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in New Jersey. Altruistic Odyssey’s mission is to reduce the education gap in information and communications technology (ICT) in rural areas through the creation of computer labs and the training of teachers and school administrators.
When you register, please consider a Terai, Pahan or Himal level donation to support our campaign to purchase a teacher podium, a smart TV and/or to cover installation costs for a dedicated internet line for our Computer Learning Environment Center (CLEC) at Sotang Public Campus in Solukumbu.
100% of your donation is used to support the CLEC.
Please consider any level donation to support the expansion and integration of information and communications technology (ICT) education in primary and secondary schools in rural areas of Nepal. See our website for where our next CLEC may be installed!
Srijana Timilsina - Srijana will be live from Kathmandu. She was born in Newari family and learned cooking with her family at an early age. Her skills in cooking Newari food are well known in her family and with her relatives and friends. When she isn’t impressing people with her cooking, she runs a beauty parlour in Kathmandu.
Prava Adhikari - Prava taught Nepali language and culture to Peace Corps volunteers when she lived in Nepal. Since she relocated to the United States, she prepares American students of study abroad programs going to Nepal and loves to share her preparation of healthy Nepali food and drinks with friends in the U.S. She is a member of the Altruistic Odyssey Board.
Anne Corwith - Anne is Secretary of the Altruistic Odyssey U.S.A. Board. She conducted her dissertation research on the resilience of Nepali educators in rebuilding their schools after the 2015 Earthquake. She is an education in emergencies researcher, consultant and lecturer.