Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 cups

    of rice
    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      10 hr

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

Zaw is simply puffed rice; but it is unfair to just call it puffed rice, as it has to be one of the most famous and loved dishes in Bhutan.

People have their own way of eating zaw. The most common way is to top up butter tea with a generous scoop or two of zaw — like a cappuccino, except the foam is zaw — so that while you sip your tea, you can also enjoy the still crispy zaw. After you finish your tea, the soft and soggy rice with a tender tea fla