Authentic Sikkimese CuisineTsampa

The whole barley grains are roasted in hot sand, and then ground to a fine powder, as fine as flour. Raw flour, like raw grain, is not edible, but because tsampa is made from cooked grain, it needs no further cooking.

The Tibetans not only used it in cooking, but also in their tea. Tsampa is high in fiber and essential minerals and it’s prebiotic, meaning it helps promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria. It has a low glycemic index, which helps keep blood sugar from spiking

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