Bhutanese cuisine is one of a kind. I love Bhutanese cuisine because it’s really spicy. And today I will discuss the most famous dish of my country and its called EMA DATSHI. To all the non Bhutanese this name might sound really funny but trust me this is the most spicy and delicious dish of my country and its direct translation in English is CHILLI CHEESE. It is usually served with rice.
There can be two types of ema datshi one with green chillies and one with the dried red chillies. Both are equally spicy and delicious. The cooking process is also more or less the same. And the recipe I am going to write here is the simplest one, we can also call it the “first time ema datshi cooking” recipe, jokes aside this is honestly going to be the simplest way of cooking ema datshi.
As you have noticed I haven’t mentioned the quantity of the ingredients because you can put depending on your likings…depending on how you would want to eat it or how u would want it to look like. So if was the chef I would say “no pressure on the quantity” but we should be a smart cook and at least know when we are putting too much or too less of anything.
Cut the chillies (however you want to eat it), put all the ingredients except for cheese in one cooking utensil and pour some water (just to the level of all the mixed ingredients) and then cook for about 10-15 minutes depending upon the quantity of your ema datshi. Check the dish and if the chillies are cooked enough add the cheese (add a lot cheese for the dish to be tastier) on top and without stirring it close the lid and cook for few more minutes. Once the cheese has melted and spread properly, stir the dish properly and mix thoroughly.
It is then ready to be served, enjoy the spicy EMA DATSHI!!
PS; this is honestly the way I do it since I am lazy ^ _^