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Nepalese Nine-Bean Soup (Kawatee)

Food & Recipes

In Nepal, kawatee is eaten during the harsh winters to “warm” and protect the body. Restaurant-owner Roshita Shrestha who hails from Kathmandu recommends it for women during confinement and while breastfeeding. Roshita ate kawatee often after the recent birth of her daughter in Seattle and says it also offers a taste of home. You can use any type of dried beans or legumes to make 2¼ cups total.

Time: 2 hours (20 minutes active) plus soaking
Makes: 4 main-course servings

Ingredients

Caramelized Chicken with Lemongrass and Chilies (Ga Xao Sa Ot Cay)