On the first day of the Nepali month of Magh, Maghe Sankranti is celebrated. Newari community offer a combination of Chaku with butter (ghee), yam and beaten rice to each other.
It is believed that consuming Chaku promotes good health and warmth in the cold months. Here is a photo feature that shows how Chaku is prepared and sent to market.
(Photos: Narayan Maharjan)
Raw material for preparing Chaku