By Food E Fare

Chatamari, also known as Nepali pizza or rice crepe, is a popular Newari dish from Nepal. Here's a basic recipe to make chatamari:


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup ground meat (chicken, lamb, or buffalo)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup green peas (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, water, salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder, and chili powder. Mix well until you get a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to pancake batter. Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes.
  • In a separate pan, heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add ground meat to the pan and cook until it's browned and cooked through. Stir in chopped onions and tomatoes, and cook until the onions are soft and translucent. If using green peas, add them now and cook for a few more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or tawa over medium heat. Brush with a little oil to grease the surface.
  • Pour a ladleful of the rice flour batter onto the skillet and spread it thinly in a circular motion to form a crepe. Cook for a few minutes until the bottom is lightly browned and the edges start to lift.
  • Spoon some of the prepared meat and vegetable mixture evenly over the crepe, leaving a small border around the edges.
  • Cover the skillet and cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until the crepe is cooked through and the toppings are heated.
  • Once done, carefully transfer the chatamari to a serving plate. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining batter and toppings to make more chatamaris.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Nepali pizza!

Feel free to customize the toppings according to your preference, such as adding cheese, eggs, or other vegetables.

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