Thapa’s ‘Vegan Himalayan Delights: A Collection of Vegan Soups, Achars and Salads” Launched

Vegan Himalayan Delights: A Collection of Vegan Soups, Achars, and Salads, a cookbook by the acclaimed chef and author, Dhruva Thapa was launched amid an event in the United States on Wednesday.  The book succeeds Thapa’s tremendous success cookbook,  and showcases his continues efforts to enchant the customers’ taste buds with a culinary masterpiece that dives deep into the rich and diverse flavors of Nepal, all with a vegan twist.

Nepali cuisine is renowned for its bold spices, aromatic herbs, and mouthwatering flavors. Vegan Himalayan Delights is a celebration of this vibrant culinary tradition, offering a delectable array of vegan soups, achars (fermented vegetables), and salads. It is a treasure trove of recipes that will transport you to the heart of the Himalayas with every bite.

One of the highlights of this cookbook is its exploration of vegan soups, a comforting staple in Nepali cuisine. Dhruva’s expertise shines through as he guides you through a variety of soup recipes, each bursting with the flavors of carefully selected herbs and spices. From hearty lentil soups to aromatic vegetable broths, these recipes will warm your soul and leave you craving more.

Another delightful aspect of “Vegan Himalayan Delights” is its focus on achars, the traditional fermented vegetables that are an essential part of Nepali cuisine. Dhruva takes you on a journey of fermentation, revealing the secrets behind these tangy and flavorful condiments. With his guidance, you will learn to create your own achars at home, elevating your meals with their unique and irresistible taste.

In addition to soups and achars, Dhruva offers a fresh perspective on Nepali salads. While salads may not be as prevalent in Nepal as they are in Western cuisine, Dhruva infuses them with authentic Nepali flavors while preserving their original essence. Prepare to be captivated by the vibrant colors and refreshing combinations of vegetables, fruits, and aromatic dressings that make these salads a true delight for the senses.

Vegan Himalayan Delights not only serves as a guide to vegan cooking but also reflects Dhruva’s deep love for his country’s cuisine. With each recipe, you get a glimpse of the vibrant and diverse flavors that make Nepali food so unique. The cookbook is a testament to Dhruva’s passion for sharing his heritage and his commitment to making veganism accessible to all.

For both experienced vegan cook and those new to the world of plant-based eating, Vegan Himalayan Delights is a handy addition to the cookbook collection. Thapa’s recipes utilize easily available ingredients found in local Indian or Himalayan groceries, making them accessible to everyone.

The paperback edition of the book is available.  It is also available online on Amazon: