You surely must have heard of the famous proverb – ‘Cutting the cake and having it too’. Well, here in Ladakh, you will get to make it too!
This majestic land offers a variety of traditional dishes. In Ladakh near Alchi Monastery, there is a humble abode by the name of Alchi Kitchen. Famously run by a power force of women. Here, not only can you relish the yummy traditional dishes made in the Alchi kitchen but can also learn how they are made.
Wow! Now that’s what we call a complete deal.
Ladakh is a full adventurers’, explorers’, soul seekers’ package! Not only do you get to explore the beauty of Ladakh, enjoy its mesmerising lakes and locales, but you get to enjoy the food and practically learn how to cook them too.
It cannot get more exciting than this!
Many travellers and tourists who throng Ladakh have their own perception about Ladakhi food. Some think it is bland, some feel that this is how food should be where you can taste the natural flavour of the veggies, etc.
The first dish that comes to everyone’s mind and people just love to eat are the momos. But if that is all what you think Ladakhi food is all about, you couldn’t have been further from the truth…
Some mouth-watering dishes are Thukpa, Yak cheese, Mokthuk, Butter Tea, Momos and many more. Read this blog to know more: http://triyana.in/2017/05/15/when-in-ladakh-do-eat-what-the-ladakhis-eat/
This beautiful restaurant, which is preferred to be called as Alchi Kitchen offers flavoursome food. Skyu and Chhutagi (both barley-pasta shapes in vegetable stew) are labouriously made to order in this open kitchen, the Khambir (bread) is made in the clay oven. Alchi Kicthen is also famous for its chutneys, apricot jams and desserts.
Do try their breakfasts and if you just want to have salads, good news Alchi Kitchen makes some out-of-the-world salads.
The ambience of this place is calm, serene filled with intervals of giggles and laughter of the women working in the kitchen. The food cooked here is made with a lot of patience and love. Watching the women cook food is in itself an art in the making!
Learn how to make momos, stew, or chutneys…
Cooking Lessons are held on every Wednesday and Saturday during lunch times.
Session: 30 mins
Book your space in a day in advance.
Can’t wait to be in Ladakh! Can feel the warmth of the hot steaming thukpa, and smell the flavoursome food of Alchi already.0