Kwati is sprout soup of nine types of beans. Kwati is mainly eaten during Janai Purnima/Rakshya Bandhan in Nepal. Kwati is very famous festive food.
Janai Purnima Special                                                            

 Mixed Beans

Cooked Kwati

How to make Kwati Soup 

(Nepali Sprout Soup)


3 cups mixed beans
Jwanu – 1 Teaspoon
Fennel seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder – 1 Tablespoon
Coriander powder – 1 Tablespoon
Minced garlic – 1 Tablespoon
Minced ginger – 1 Tablespoon
Fresh red minced chilies - 3
Turmeric - ½ teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper -1 teaspoon
chopped tomatoes - 1 cup
Plain yogurt - 2 cups
Vegetable broth - 4 cups
Mustard oil - 3 tablespoons
Table salt
Finely chopped green onion - 2 tablespoons


Wash and soak the mixed beans overnight.

Cover the beans in a warm place to allow sprouting for 3-4 days.

Heat oil in a saucepan and fry thyme, fennel seeds, and mustard seeds until light brown.

Add 3 cups of sprouted beans and fry for 2 min. under medium heat.

Add chili, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, turmeric, salt, and pepper and stir for about 2 min.

Add tomatoes, broth and yogurt to the beans’ mixture.

Bring to a boil and let simmer in low heat until the sprouts are tender.


Garnish with chopped green onions and serve with rice.

By: Ranju Adhikari, Chabahil, Kathmandu, Nepal