Sukuti (Nepali : सुकुटी) is a Dried Meat product of Nepal origin but also use in Himalayas part of India usually made from Buffalo, and sometimes from Lamb or Goat. It was used as a source of protein and also to add variety to diet during winter seasons in the mountain areas.
Today food is generally available most year round among mountain communities so Sukuti is a delicacy to be eaten at times. Sukuti is one of Nepal’s many types of meat product, it can be fried and eaten in many ways.
To produce dried meat, the meat of any animal or bird shall be cut into thin strips and the fat shall be carefully removed. The meat strips hang on the roof as well above Chulho (wood fire smoke) to make it dry.
This often gave an unpleasant smell so that the strips are often coated with spices such as salt, cumin, pepper, chilli powder and turmeric, sometimes ginger and garlic paste are also used before they are spread on a clean cloth to dry in the sun.
This helped the meat to have an intense flavour and kept the insects at bay. When the humidity is removed and the strips get dry, the meat is processed. It can also be refreshed when it is cooked in gravel, but Sukuti is made from it, the best way to prepare dry meat.
Sukuti is cooked in the kitchens so long as the Nepalese People dry meat. There are several ways to make sukuti as depends on the taste. But the main methods which are very popular among the people of Nepal is deep frying or grilled roast method.
To make sukuti, a combination of Salt, Cumin, Pepper, Corriander taken out of reservations and browned or roast, then pounded with Spices. Sukuti is versatile, perfect with chopped onions and tomatoes, topped with green onions or leaves of coriander.
When the dried meat mixes well, it is then combined with an accessible amount of butter, with spices, onions and even ginger and garlic paste. There is no need to break the sweat that makes this nifty appetiser
. The resulting snack is spicy, each bite containing chunks of meat and spices, garlic, ginger, onion, tomato, salt, and chilli, alternating in each bite between chewy and crispy, and is utterly delicious. You are happy to enjoy your chewy appetiser.