PHOTO: Making Sel Roti Rings During Tihar Holiday in Pokhara, Nepal - Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

PHOTO: Making Sel Roti Rings During Tihar Holiday in Pokhara, Nepal

Nepali Woman makes fried Sel Roti rice flour rings over an open fire during the Hindu holiday of Tihar in Pokhara, Nepal

Click on title to view photo in large format: Nepali Woman makes fried Sel Roti rings over an open fire during the Hindu holiday of Tihar in Pokhara, Nepal. Made from sweetened rice flour that is poured by hand into boiling oil, Sel Roti are cooked until slightly crispy. After browning on one side, the ring is flipped over using a pair of thin, foot-long wooden sticks known as jhir. Although the popular snack is traditionally prepared for the Hindu religious holiday of Tihar, it is also served during other religious festivals, pujas, and for special events like weddings. After cooling, the rings keep for up to three days.

2 Comments on “PHOTO: Making Sel Roti Rings During Tihar Holiday in Pokhara, Nepal

  1. Greetings!
    Is the photo on top a reflection on someone glasses? Or i it ?

    Anyway… What a wonderful life!
    Thanks for sharing it!

    • Hi Aida: No, the photo on top is of a stainless steel sculpture in Chicago, my home town. It’s officially named Cloud Gate, but everyone just calls it “The Bean” because it resembles a coffee bean. It is so highly polished that it reflects people who stand near it.

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