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  • Nepalese Spices and its health benefits

    Every country in the world is renowned for its spices. What about the stories we hear of merchants trading the most famous spices from the region in the ancient times as we travel.

    Nepal is also well known for spices and when used correctly can have some amazing health benefits. Here at the Hungry Buddha, we are very serious how we use the spice the correct Nepalese way. Below are some of the spices we use and the health benefits it comes with –

    Cinnamon (Dalchini)

    Cinnamon has amazing health benefits and used in traditional medicine to control blood glucose levels and keeps diabetes under control.

    Turmeric (Besar)

    The yellow coloured spice and flavour that can be used to make a wide range of meals look and taste better. Turmeric is an antioxidant and has been known to fight and also manage cancer. The spice also comes with the benefit of keeping the liver safe by cleansing it from toxins that come with excess alcohol.

    Cumin Seeds (Jeera)

    Cumin seed is one of the most common spices in the Nepalese Kitchen. The health benefits of cumin seeds include a boost in the immune system, pain relief, relieving nausea, stomach pains and cramps, indigestion and diarrhea


    Cardamom has healing properties similar to those of ginger. It is used to flavour foods ranging from sweet potatoes, pastries to squash. It also makes chiya (Nepalese tea) taste great.

    Ginger (Aduwa)

    Ginger has many health benefits including relieving colds, joint pains and regulating blood pressure.

    Black Pepper

    The health benefits of black pepper include curing illness such as constipation, diarrhoea, earache, gangrene and heart disease.

    Cloves (Lwang)

    Cloves are known for their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste along with medicinal properties. Clove has lots of healing properties and used for upset stomach and as an expectorant.

    Mustard Seeds (Tori)

    Nepalese households use mustard seeds or its oil for various purposes. It can help control symptoms of asthma, packed with B-complex vitamins and help to relieves rheumatoid, arthritic and muscle pain.

    Coriander (Dhaniya)

    Coriander is used to spice up a wide range of foods and salads. The health benefits include treating diabetes and being an antioxidant.

    We use range of spices on our cooking. Follow recipe page to learn more.



  • REACH for Nepal Foundation – Gala Dinner 2018

    Sep 2018
    - 5:45 PM -

    REACH for Nepal Foundation (RFN) will be hosting its second ever “Fundraising Gala Dinner” event on Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018, at Albert Hall, Canberra. The first event in 2017 was a successful affair for the foundation with about 330 Canberran’s and Sydneysiders attending.

    RFN has engaged local as well as national and international support to provide relief to the Nepalese people in rural and remote parts of the country since its inception in 2015, after the devastating earthquakes that took over 8,000 lives and left many more destitute.
    The foundation has raised over $50,000 and carried out 10+ projects which include – building classrooms in multiple schools, water tank to service the school/village, library, computer room, distributed furniture in the schools, school playground, women’s community home to name a few.

    Annual Gala Dinner is proving to be RFN’s major fundraising activity with nearly $20,000 raised in 2017. The fundraising is assisted by the foundation overseeing several fully guided trekking experiences to the Himalayas each year. These combine trekking with volunteer work on a rebuilding project, some of which are mentioned above.

    RFN hopes that an event such as this will help us communicate with our stakeholders to promote the progress we have made in Nepal and also to raise our profile to garner more support for the foundation.

    We look forward to hosting you on the night.



    Date: 18 Sep 2018, Tuesday

    Time: 6 pm – 10:15 pm

    Venue: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Av, Yarralumla

    Dinner: Two Course Nepalese Dinner included

    Cost: $450 for the table of 10 (Tables are encouraged to raise certain fund as donation)

    Contact: or 0422 657 897

    Bar: Drinks available to purchase on the night

    Dress-code: Smart Casual, Anything Nepalese

    Proceeds: 100% proceeds from the night is passed on to the Foundation

    Auction: Live & Silent Auctions

    Booking Details

    To book a table, please email us at with your details. Funds to be deposited with your name against it to the following account –

    Account Name: REACH for Nepal Foundation

    BSB: 062 908

    ACC: 1077 5658

    The Night

    5:45 pm Guest Arrival, Group Photo & Drinks
    6:30 pm Start Proceedings
    6:40 pm Presentation on the foundation, a 5 mins video to follow
    7:00 pm Dinner Break
    7:45 pm Speech TBA
    7:55 pm Cultural Dance Program
    8:20 pm Desserts
    8:50 pm Live Auction
    9:30 pm Winners of Raffle announced
    10:00 pm Event Concludes