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How is Tibetan food made?


Butter Zanba is one of the traditional staple food of Tibetan herdsmen. "Zanba" is the Tibetan transliteration of fried noodles. It is the staple food that Tibetan people must eat every day. When visiting Tibetan compatriots' homes, the host will definitely bring you fragrant milk tea and highland barley fried noodles, golden butter and milk yellow "Qula" (casein) and sugar on the table. Ghee is a cream extracted from milk, and tsampa is a powder ground by hand after stir-frying highland barley. When eating ghee tsampa, pour less than half a bowl of milk tea, then add ghee, fried noodles, Qula and sugar, mix well with fingers in the bowl, and knead it into small balls to eat. It has the fragrance of ghee, the sour and crisp of Qula and the sweetness of sugar. Rich nutrition, calorific value, satisfy hunger and keep out the cold.

So now let's take a look at how tsampa is made.


1. Highland barley (belonging to barley, white and purple-black) is dried and fried in the sun, ground into fine flour, and is not peeled.

2. Then put Zanba in a bowl, add some buttered tea, and stir with water until the Zanba is kneaded into a ball ("Ba" means to form a ball.) Zanba is easy to carry and suitable for herdsmen. Just take a wooden bowl, waist bundle, "Tang Gu" (Zanba pocket) and find some tea when you go out. You don't have to cook with fire. You can also add some meat, wild vegetables and the like to Zanba to make "porridge", which is called "Tuba" in Tibetan ".

Delicious Zanba is originally made in this way ~ in addition to delicious, Zanba is also a few words of nutritional value of food.

Take a look at the nutrition table:

Nutritional composition
Heat (kcal) 257 Vitamin E (mg) 2.68 Protein (g) 4.1 Cholesterol (mg) 73
Fat (g) 13.1 Potassium (mg) 123 Carbohydrate (g) 30.7 Sodium (mg) 8.9
Dietary fiber (g) 1.8 Calcium (mg) 71 Vitamin A (micrograms) 0 Magnesium (mg) 61
carotene (micrograms) 1 Iron (mg 13.9 Retinol equivalent (micrograms) 49.3 Manganese (mg) .64z
Thiamine (mg) .05 Zinc (mg) 9.55 Riboflavin (mg) .15 Copper (mg) 6.26
Niacin (mg) 1.9 Phosphorus (mg) 176 Vitamin C (mg) 0 Selenium (micrograms) 7.5

In addition: when Tibetans spend the Tibetan calendar year, every family will place an auspicious wooden bucket called "bamboo suoqima" on the Tibetan cabinet. the bucket is full of green trees, bad poles and zhuoma (ginseng fruit), etc., with green ears, wheat ears flower schools and a colorful spleen called "zizhuo" painted with sun, moon and stars. When neighbors or relatives and friends come to pay New Year's greetings, the host will bring "Zhusuoqima". The guest grabs a little Zanba with his hand, withdraws into the air three times, grabs a little more and puts it into his mouth, and then says: "Tashi Delek" (good luck), expressing his blessing.





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