Daily Archives: September 11, 2012

Your thukpa is served!

It was time to try out some of the local cuisine. Aldred (my colleague here at Kasiga School) suggested we go to eat thukpa (also called thuppa). I had never heard of this Nepali dish before and was filled with anticipation.

A short bike ride after school brought us to the joint name “Gurung”. A tiny bamboo cottage with long benches along the walls. In minutes mutton thuppa was served before us. To the untrained connoisseur it may just seem like noodles mixed in soup, but the intricacies involved in preparing it were indeed a sight to behold!

Wouldn’t mind a second helping soon…

Here is the recipe for those who would want to give a shot at cooking it.

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Tons River Trek

Kasiga School is lucky to have a river (or more of a roaring stream) running around the campus. Sunday saw us take a day trek to this ‘Tons river’

The Tons is the largest tributary of the Yamuna and flows through Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, touching Himachal Pradesh. The Tons valley is a remote area and has a culture unlike any other in the region. The villagers in the Tons valley are believed to be descendents of the Pandavas and Kauravas from the epic Mahabharata.

This river boasts of adventure sports in river rafting… however, we had a different kind of adrenaline rush when we explored some of the undiscovered parts of this river