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Chhwelā (Nepalese: छ्वेला) is a typical Newari dish that consists of spiced grilled buffalo meat.[1] Though the dish is traditionally popular with water buffalo meat, nowadays mutton, chicken & duck meat are also being used. Usually eaten with beaten rice, this dish is typically very spicy, hot & mouth watering.

It is considered a necessary part of the diet in festivals among the Newari people along with several other ingredients. It is also an important ingredient of samay baji.


  1. ^ "Choila receive limelight in New Delhi". 27 January 2011.