The story behind Chaku, a cuisine to mark the Maghi featival
Kathmandu : Maghe Sankranti is comming near. The Newari community is celebrating Maghe Sankranti as the festival of ‘Gya: Chaku Salhu’ on the first day of Nepali month Magh (January 14).
Chaku is a Nepalese cuisine made from concentrated sugarcane juice, jaggery, ghee, and nuts. The mixture is cooked down until it is a solid form, and then pulled on a hook in a manner similar to making taffy and then cut into small rolls, or it may be cooked in a shallow dish and cut into small diamond shaped pieces.
On the hill above Dhapasi is the serene Tokha village, and all through the village runs a fragrance of chaku .
Tokha has a production factory around each corner, and every other person has either a piece of chaku or a “til ko laddu” in their hand. We can found chaku and its amazing smell all over the village.
Here are some pictures of Chaku from Tokha :