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. :)