Picture courtesy to Wanderlustbeckons by Flickr
Juju Dhau is the famous Nepalese made yoghurt found, especially, inside the Kathmandu Valley (Bhaktapur). The word “Dhau” means a sweet yogurt, which is typically prepared by the Newars, an indigenous tribe of Nepal.
Juju Dhau literally means “The King Yogurt” in Newari language. Its sweet custard, tastes like yogurt, comes from Bhaktapur, which carries a prime importance during festivals. Originated from Bhaktapur, during ancient Malla era, Juju Dhau is not only reachable in Bhaktapur but you can find them elsewhere inside the habitation of Newar community, for instance Kathmandu Valley and Patan.
Being a yogurt, a milk product, Juju Dhau is created by bacterial fermentation, which is a metabolic process that changes sugar into acids, gasses and liquor. It happens in yeast and in microorganisms
Juju Dhau is usually prepared from buffalo milk. First of all, buffalo milk is boiled; after the milk is boiled, it is poured into the traditional clay pot which is known as “kataura” or “maato ‘ko’ kataura”. Clay pots must be warm but prior to this process, clay pots are poured into the water to prevent them from absorbing milk from the curd. Here, no sugar is added to bring sweetness but spices like, coconuts, cardamom, etc would create mouth-melting sweetness.
These clay pots, then, kept in warm places wrapping them with rice husks. By nature clays are porous, as an advantage, it slowly helps milk to evaporate, which converts milk into the delicious thick yogurt inside the clay pots.
It has been so sweet, rich and creamy in taste which attributes Bhaktapur a legendary and one of the popular cities of Nepal. Dhau defines “purity” and it has become compulsory to utilize its purity in many parts of festivals and religions in Nepal like, Dashain, Tihar, Lohsar, and many other pious festivals.
Nepal |Mar 18, 2015
No matter whether you have been to Kathmandu, you are about to visit or you are day-dreaming of visiting looking at photos, one of the first things that you will notice about the city are the countless small shops. Kathmandu is filled with shops.
Women Empowerment |Sep 12, 2018
Tourism is a powerful, and often, underused tool. It has the potential to ignite change and uplift communities that have traditionally lacked the resources to operate sustainably.
Trekking |Jul 12, 2022
Everest Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal and perhaps in the world. It is a dream for many around the world to view Everest, the highest peak in the world with their own eyes.
Nepal |Oct 31, 2022
This marriage ceremony is one of the most heralded of all marriage ceremonies for all Hindus and so is celebrated with much pomp and ceremony every year
Nepal |Oct 22, 2015
he best way to understand a foreign culture is to jump right into it. Travelling is something not always easy.Out of ignorance or convenience, travelers often end up in the tourist areas of a city without missing the true life of the visited country.
Nepal |Oct 7, 2022
Mha Puja is an event that only Newars celebrate. It is today celebrated all over the world, thanks to globalization, or rather, lots and lots of emigration to foreign lands by hordes of optimistic Nepalis, among whom are invariably, quite a few from the Newar community.
Impact Tourism |Apr 25, 2019
“We are happy here” was the first thing they both said when asked why Royal Mountain Travel? Chandraman Tamang and Choisyang Tamang, the father son duo from Bhinkhure, Kavrepalanchowk district have been working with Royal Mountain travel since its establishment in 2005
Trekking |Oct 9, 2022
It takes part, on the most part, within the environs of the Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA, est.1997) in Tapeljung district, which spreads out over about 2,035 square kilometers.
Trekking |Jun 10, 2019
Most travel professionals know the ins and outs of travel, but can they identify what truly makes for an unforgettable experience? While it’s most likely a combination of things, we’ve discovered a core component: a connection to locals.
Nepal |Oct 9, 2022
Yarsagumba (Cordyceps, or also Ophiocordyceps Sinensis) is a most weird herb. One term often used—Chinese Caterpillar Fungus—is pretty descriptive of the species.
Tibet |Feb 12, 2015
Tibetan Losar, the Tibetan New Year is one of the most important festivals, which is held on the 1st to 3rd days of the first lunar month in the Tibetan calendar.