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Chatānmari चटामरि
Alternative names Rice pancake, Nepali pizza
Place of origin Nepal
Region or state Kathmandu
Main ingredients Rice flour batter
Cookbook: Chatānmari चटामरि  Media: Chatānmari चटामरि

Chatānmari (Nepal Bhasa: चतांमरि) is a kind of rice crepe. It is a traditional specialty of the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and is eaten during festivals and other special occasions.

Chatānmari is now widely eaten as a snack, and has become popular among other cultures too. Many restaurants in Kathmandu serve chatānmari as an appetizer. There are also small eateries which serve chatānmari as the main item on their menu.


  • Rice flour batter
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/6 teaspoon salt

Topping: 150 gram ground turkey or pork or mixture of both

  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 1 tablespoon diced tomato
  • 1 teaspoon diced hot green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Utensils

  • 1 damp cloth
  • 1 flat pan with lid

Alternative Topping 1 Eggs

Alternative Topping 2 Ricotta Cheese and Sugar

Alternative Topping 3 Sugar


Rice Flour The Rice Flour is mixed with Water (a little bit thinner than cake paste). The lentil paste is mixed with rice flour if you are looking for different flavor.

Topping Everything is mixed well.

Cooking The flat pan should be heated to medium. Then the batter is poured on the hot pan and spread as thin as possible with the ladle used to pour it. The topping is put on the batter and covered with a lid until the topping is cooked.

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