Chicken Shapta (tibetan Style Chicken Curry)
My knowledge about Tibetan food was limited to momos. It was quite late that I got introduced to the Tibetan flavours of thupka and shapta. But it is amazing how Tibetan flavours have conquered India. I see small stalls selling momos every nook and corner of Bangalore with these mini steamers. I thought it was just Bangalore and the food scens here but I also noticed this in Mumbai, Delhi and Cochin and I think Tibetan food is the new age Chinese food for our generation. Shapta or Shaptra as some spell it, is a simple gravy dish with the flavour of chili and ginger. It is not over spiced and the unlike Indo-Chinese dishes uses very minimal ingredients. It is paired with bao or tingmo steamed buns but you can have it with rotis or rice as well.