Ceremonial Rice

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Taste Tibet: Family recipes from the Himalayas

By Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa

Published 2022

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In Tibet the colour white is highly valued as a symbol of purity and good fortune. Tibetans present each other with white khata (scarves) on meeting or bidding farewell – these symbolise the pure heart of the giver. This goes some way to explain why dresil, a sweet, white-coloured rice dish, is the first food to be made and offered on Tibetan New Year’s Day, usually alongside Su-cha (butter tea). The