Reading Time: 2 minutes

What is Kewa Datshi?

Kewa Datshi is one of the famous dishes in Bhutanese cuisine. “Kewa” means “potato” and “Datshi” means “cheese”.  This dish is easy to prepare, requires very few ingredients and is delightfully tasty.

So basically it’s a vegetarian cheese stew with potato in it.

Unlike Ema Datshi, it is less spicy and one in every of my favourite item that goes together with my meals.

We discover cheese in each cookery within the Bhutanese dish and it’s one of the key ingredients that conjure the Bhutanese dish thus particular in its own method.

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more amazing recipes. Your one subscriptions gives me enough confidence to grow.

I’m proud of that distinctive dish that we tend to Bhutanese prepare.

It’s same that Bhutanese use an excessive amount of oil, which can result in complications however it never happened.

We tend to the Bhutanese are victimization those recipes unbroken by our Forefathers.

Well, the dish is simple and easy to make.

How it is made?

The recipe of the dish is simple and easy. The overall process of making it includes 3 main steps.

Follow the video below if you want to know the recipe:

Print the recipe of Kewa Datshi if you want to:

Kewa Datsi | Cheese and Potato Recipe

Kewa Datshi is one of the famous dishes in Bhutanese cuisine. “Kewa” means “potato” and “Datshi” means “cheese”.  This dish is easy to prepare, requires very few ingredients and is delightfully tasty.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Bhutanese
Keyword: bhutan, bhutan cuisine, bhutan famous food, bhutan food, bhutan food vegeterian, bhutan national food, bhutanese food, bhutanese food menu, cheese and mushroom recipe, chillies and cheese recipe, cottage cheese, ema datshi, ema datshi recipe, ezay, ezay recipe, food of bhutan, himalayan porridge, how to make ema datshi, how to make ezay, kewa datshi, kewa datshi recipe, potato and cheese recipe, vegeterian food in bhutan
Servings: 2
Calories: 512kcal


  • 3 potatoes thin sliced
  • 5-6 chillies sliced (use chillies according to your taste buds)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1/2 tomato sliced
  • 2-3 onion leaves( optional)
  • 2-3 garlic leaves(optional)
  • 3-4 crushed/sliced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 slices of American cheese
  • 2 cups (medium) of water


  • Cut the potatoes into thin slices as shown.
  • Also cut the tomato, garlic, tomato and chillies into thin slices.
  • Put the sliced potatoes, tomato, onion, sliced garlic and water in the pot. Also, pour some amount of oil in it. 
  • Turn on the flame and place above stated mixture on the stove.
  • Cover the pot and boil it on medium flame.
  • At last, when the curry is almost cooked add sections of green chilli, slices of cheese and salt.
  • Cook for 2-3 mins., stir gently throughout, check the salt as per your taste.
  • Garnish it with Coriander leaves and your Kewa Datsi is ready.


  • Serve it with Rice for the prime flavour.
  • Also, you can try it with Roti and Puri.


  1. Hi Tashi.. We are doing a post on Bhutanese cuisine and was wondering if we can use your image of the Kewa Datshi for the same. We already have the recipe but just need the photo for a social media story. Thank you. Will look forward to hearing from you.

    • Hi Rishi

      Thanks for approaching. Please feel free to use the image just make sure to provide the credit of my Instagram Page.

      Thank You
      Keep sharing


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here