Is The Laphing Actually Tibetan?
Image Credit: iStock, Laphing comes in varied forms like yellow, white and purple too.

You ask for laphing in Delhi and you’ll be pointed in the direction of Majnu Ka Tilla. This Tibetan colony lies in the far north of the capital city and boasts of a variety of restaurants and street food carts, serving authentic Tibetan food. One of the most popular items from the Tibetan fare in this locality is laphing. Laphing, which shouldn’t be confused with the verb laughing, is a traditional Tibetan snack that is made from mung bean noodles and spices. The thick and flat noodles are rolled up into cylindrical shapes and cut into smaller pieces so that they can be eaten with ease. Usually filled with roasted sesame seeds, garlic and ginger and slathered with red chilli paste, Laphing is a spicy affair. 

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The stuffing of laphing can vary between roasted sesame seeds, garlic, dry red chillies, crushed peanuts and more. Often times, a chilli oil is prepared and served at the side as a jhol (soup) for the dish. Try making this Tibetan (or should we say Chinese) street snack at home with this easy recipe.