In addition to “chäpätis” and “dal,” meat and vegetables are eaten. These vegetables comprise onions, carrots, and potatoes mixed together. The only meat that is generally eaten is goats’ flesh.

All goats must have been slain by the knife in a certain manner.  This ceremony is known as “Jhätka”, the goat’s head must be severed at one stroke of the sword at the back of the neck. Animals killed in the chase may be eaten without the ceremony of ” Jhätka”. -such animals include the wild boar and hare.


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