Gwarmari is one of the popular Newari snacks which could be either served with tea or with chutney or even alone. It is made by the wheat flour which makes it comparatively heavy enough to satisfy your hunger along with your temptation.

Here is one of the ways of making Gwarmari in Nepali (Newari) kitchen:


Half lb wheat flour

½ tsp baking powder

A little turmeric powder

A pinch of cumin and coriander powder

A little giner paste

A little garlic paste

300 ml cooking oil

Salt to taste

Water as required



First of all, take a large mixing bowl and put the wheat flour, baking powder, turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic and salt in it. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and pour water into the mixture stirring it continuously. Make it into a good paste which is neither too thick nor too thin and should drop on the pan easily while cooking. Now, keep the mixture for about five hours if you want to get good taste or you could also cook it immediately. After that, heat a pan and add oil to it. When the oil is heated, take a spoonful of the mixture and drop it into the oil. You can also cook more of them at a time, just make sure that there is enough space between them so that they do not stick together. Also the dough should drown in oil while frying. Make sure that the dough puffs up and fry them until they turn brown. Now remove them from the heat and soak the excess oil in a paper towel. Your hot Gwarmari is ready to be served with chutney, curry or tea.