How to cook Nepalese Festival Soup – Kwati ko Rash at home?


In this article, we will teach you how to cook up Kwati ko Rash, a delicious Nepalese Soup.

Kwati ko Rash is a famous mixed bean soup or the festival soup. Kwati in Nepali literally translates to ‘kwa’, meaning hot, and ‘ti’, meaning soup. According to the elders, this hot soup provided much-needed warmth to the farmers who would work throughout the valley in Kathmandu.

The soup has a cultural significance and is cooked in the household in the villages around the Janai Purnima or Raksha Bandhan in Nepal.


  • 2 cups mixed beans
  • ½ tsp thyme seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 minced fresh red chilies
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups broth or water
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  • Soak the mixed beans in a large bowl overnight. (You can leave it for a couple of days for some sprouts but in this instance, we will just cook after they have been cooked overnight)
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry fennel seeds and mustard seeds until they turn light brown.
  • Add the soaked beans and fry for about two minutes over medium heat.
  • Add onions, chilli, curry powder, garlic, ginger, salt/pepper, turmeric and mix those with the beans for a couple of minutes
  • Bring the mix to boil and let it simmer on low heat until the beans are little tender
  • When ready to serve, garnish it with coriander and enjoy this Nepalese delicacy with rice or roti

Try cooking this delicious Nepalese Soup – Kwati ko Rash at home and let us know how you go. If you have any questions, please contact us here.

The Hungry Buddha Team

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