How to make Gundruk, masyaura and Bhatmas (Soya-bean) curry

Bijaya Ghimire, Chabahil, Kathmandu,Nepal

Gundruk Masyaura and Bhatmas

 Gundruk Masyaura Bhatmas Curry

Gundruk is one of the most liked foods in Nepal. Most people from Nepal miss Gundruk when away from home.


Now try to make it, not to miss it…….!!!


गुन्द्रुक, मस्यौरा भट्मासको झोल









Gundruk- feast full

Masyaura- as your need

Soya bean- 200 gram

Ginger- 2 pieces

Red chili whole- 2

Potato- 2

Green leaf garlic -2

Oil- half cup

Coriander powder- 1 table spoon

Cumin powder- 1 table spoon

Red chili powder- 1 table spoon

Chopped onion – 2 table spoon

Fenugreek seed-a pinch

Thyme seed-a pinch




Cut the Potato, Green onion, tomato and gundruk in small pieces( if they are big)


Heat the pan add oil in it


When oil is hot put the soya bean in and let it fry


When the soya bean starts to break take it out( try to keep the excess oil in the pan because the other things are going to be cooked in the same oil


Add the masaura and let it fry too.( keep medium heat)


When the masaura turns golden brown take it out


Add gundruk into the oil take it out( gundruk is fried for short period because it gets burnt easily – popular proverb “gundruk cannot be cooked”)


Add Fenugreek seed, thyme seed and whole red chili in it


Put the potato, and add turmeric and salt in it and let it fry


When the potato looks golden brown add gundruk Soya bean and masaura to it each at a time


Add cumin powder, coriander powder and red chili powder to it


Add a glass of water ( usually in Nepal we add the water from washing rice called chaulani - चौलानी )


Put on the lid and let it boil for some time.


Gundruk has to have soup so if you see the water is evaporated then add more water.



Gundruk masaura and bhatmas is ready to serve.



Serve it hot......!!!!


 Gundruk Masaura and Bhatmas!

Masaura make

posted Jun 5, 2012, 6:52 PM by Weall Nepali   [ updated Jun 18, 2012, 8:34 AM ]


Masaura is a preserved food made of generally ball of black lentil paste and minced vegetables and dehydrated or sun-dried. Masaura is cooked mixing in any other curry. Masaura is dry nugget made with lentil and vegetable paste. 

Masyura can be compared to Nutrella or Nutri-nuggets. Nutrella is made from soyabean while masaura have lentil and mined vegetable. The vegetables used in masaura generally includes Pidalu (Colocassia Fruit or Yam) and Karkalo (Colocassia Leaf). 

Masyoura contains good combination of the carbohydrate and protein. 

How to prepare masaura

Clean lentils and soaking to remove the husk
Grind it to powder

Add other vegetables shreds and pidalu, karkalo etc. in equal proportion to lentils

Make a fine paste of mixture of lentil power and vegetables

Shape into balls of reasonable size 

Put those balls under the sun to dry

Put it in a glass jar or anyother dry container and preserve for long time

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