Sel Roti Cooking

Himalayan Donuts at its Best

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$19.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Be invited into the lovely home of your host for a personalised cooking lesson
  • An introduction in to this breakfast delight of all Nepalis
  • Learn to make an entirely different version of what you traditionally know as doughnuts

Inclusive of:

  • All ingredients and utensils
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
  • Tips & gratuities
4.5 Out of 5
3 Reviews
Vanessa Armand Japan
4
11 Mar, 2017

This class was delightful and fun! The instructions and trial-and-error for how to make the donuts to be as beautiful as...

Eestist K Nepal
5
22 Nov, 2014

Me and my 6-years old attended two different Backstreet courses in Pokhara: Momo course and Sel Roti making course. ...

$US 19.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 5 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

You've seen locals gathering around numerous tea shops that line the backstreets of Pokhara chatting away while drinking tea and eating what looks like larger slimmer version of doughnuts. The similarity of the Sel roti to doughnuts ends at the general shape, these favourite breakfast goodies are made out of rice flour and gets the day started for most Nepalis. The process begins with a bit of brute strength where you will have to beat the rice grains the traditional way to make the flour the forms the base of the Sel roti. This is followed by making the batter which will then be deep fried. The Sel roti will be complemented by a simple vegetable curry and a glass of milk tea. Yes, the Nepalis sure like to start their day with a rather heavy meal. Not to worry though, while a local may devour four or more sel rotis, you can restrict your appetite to one or two Sel rotis. :)

Additional Information:

  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the class start time
  • Please let us know if you have any food allergies

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Your Local Host

Mina Devi Ranabhat

A native of Lamjung district, Mina migrated to Pokhara with her family to ensure her children had access to better education. She's always been keen on learning new crafts and loves to cook traditional nepali food.

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3 reviews from people who took this experience

Vanessa Armand Japan
4
11 Mar, 2017

This class was delightful and fun! The instructions and trial-and-error for how to make the donuts to be as beautiful as the host's were entertaining and clear. Plus the host and her sister gave us alternatives for how to make these beauties at home since we don't have the proper Nepali cookware. We didn't get to beat the rice nor make the batter (as it had to soak for quite a while), but we got more information about this post-lesson in communication with the host. Instead of milk tea, we were introduced to lemon tea, which we absolutely LOVED and which was a very refreshing change from the milk or masala or black tea we'd had everywhere else. The sel roti is indeed everywhere you look in the backstreets (esp. in Kathmandu) and it is a delicious (and hearty) treat with the sides! We also learned that the recipe makes TONS of donuts and that these donuts keep for up to a week, so this is an especially great class to take because you can make them for large parties and multiple meals back home.

Eestist K Nepal
5
22 Nov, 2014

Me and my 6-years old attended two different Backstreet courses in Pokhara: Momo course and Sel Roti making course. This is really Backstreet Academy, as you get insight into real local life. Both of the courses were in local homes by local people and already this was interesting and worth seeing. Momo course was led by really sweet and lovely lady and everything was done nepali way, including cooking on real fire :). The Sel Roti course was done by senior gentleman, who had previously worked all his life as a cook. He was explaining a lot about cooking besides the course and was also really nice host. So we enjoyed both courses a lot and also my child participated in cooking. Everything on these courses was well organised including booking, meeting in the hotel, drive to the course, drive back. I can really recommend them, you will have well spent half a day picking one of these courses.

US$ 19.00 per guest
3 Reviews