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How to make torma to eat.

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:26 pm
by Prashant
Hey guys am new here and am not even a Buddhist and I don't know much about torma but I had one the other day and I can't stop wondering how it's made.
If anyone could tell me the ingredients and way to cook it, that would be awesome.
Thanks guys, hope ya all having a great day.

Re: How to make torma to eat.

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:22 pm
by well wisher
Hi Prashant:
A quick online search shows that Torma are (Tibetian) ritual cake made with butter and flour, then customized moulded. The ingredients should be easy to acquire in any local grocery store, But it also looks like it would be a requisite to visit an Tibetan-related lineage Lama to have it blessed. I recommend that you personally visit a local related dharma centre to find out more.

Should you have any further question, I hope someone else with more direct relevant experience with Tibetan cuisine will be able to answer you further.
I do not have much further knowledge on this topic either, other than the surface level knowledge via online searches.
Torma (Tib. གཏོར་མ་, Wyl. gtor ma; Skt. bali) — a ritual cake, usually hand-moulded from butter and tsampa (roasted barley flour) and coloured with dyes, which can symbolize a deity, a mandala, an offering, or even a weapon.

Re: How to make torma to eat.

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:44 am
by DNS
Welcome to DW!

Re: How to make torma to eat.

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:11 am
by Sonam Wangchug
There are many different ways to make Torma's so you can't get a uniform answer here.

you'd have to ask that particular center how they make theirs

Some do make it with Tsampa, however some use other ingredients

Around here for the Torma's that we eat in Tsok, they use Quick oats, with things like cinnamon, raisins, liquor, molasses, and chocolate chips, etc added to it, then painted red.

A pretty delicious way to go.

Diff choppens will use diff proportions, so the flavor can vary quite a bit.

Did you get a slice of a large Torma, or a small cone like one that was firm?

Re: How to make torma to eat.

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:45 am
by Ayu
Yes, there seem to be many different recipes for making tormas.
In our region we mix marzipan and quick oats with few water. For the red color we take paprika powder.