Win a Nepalese cooking class at the BBC Good Food Show


November 26th, 2016

We’re giving people a taste of Nepal on the Practical Action stand at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham this weekend, with samples of Sel Roti and a prize draw to win a Nepalese cooking class for two.

We teamed up with Momo Cooking to bring the Nepalese delicacy, Sel Roti to the BBC Good Food Show.

I try Sel Roti made by Momo Cooking's Philippa Magar

I try Sel Roti made by Momo Cooking’s Philippa Magar

It’s a sweet rice bread, distinct from any other breads of the world. It resembles a large thin puffed-up doughnut and is prepared by grinding soaked rice to create a thick batter.  It is then mixed with sugar, clarified butter, mashed banana, water, poured into bubbling oil and deep-fried.

Sel Roti being sold at a market in Nepal

Sel Roti being sold at a market in Nepal

The Killer in the Kitchen

Many people in Nepal cook this in their home over an open fire. The smoke inhaled from cooking over open fires kills 4 million lives a year – more than AIDS, TB and malaria combined. So we’re at the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham from 24-27 November to raise awareness of this silent killer and inspire people to help STOP the Killer in the Kitchen.

The solution is improved stoves and smokehoods (what we know as chimneys), which Practical Action have developed to carry the harmful smoke out of the home.

 

Philippa's mother-in-law cooking Sel Roti over an open fire.

Philippa’s mother-in-law cooking Sel Roti over an open fire.

Philippa said her mother-in-law cooks over an open fire so she is very aware of the effects cooking on wood in unventilated homes.

“My husband’s family live and cook this way and in the house we can see how the smoke and soot cover everything.  The smooth, pale bamboo beams across the ceiling are turned black and cruddy and the smoke stings our eyes and makes us cough. It’s such a simple idea to put ventilation into Nepalese homes and we are delighted to learn that Practical Action are tackling this.

“We’re excited to be a small part of their efforts and look forward to a time when kitchens in Nepal are smoke free!”

 

 

 

 

Win a Nepalese cooking class for two!

At the BBC Good Food Show, we’re giving people a chance to win a Nepalese cooking class for two with Momo Cooking. You can learn how to make momos (Nepalese dumplings) and other Nepalese street food.

All you need to do is come to our stand – J151, Hall 20 – fill in a card with your details and pop it in our special prize draw. The winner will be picked at random and notified on Wednesday 30th November.

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