Zanba is a staple food of Tibetans which will be taken wherever they go. It is mainly made by barley flour, pea and oat powder and served with butter tea which will taste crisp and appetizing.

For every year, on the 15th day in the first month of the Tibetan calendar, Tibetan people mark the end of the new year festival with a “fight” of zanba.

Zanba Fight
Zanba Fight
An old man in the zanba fight
An old man in the zanba fight

People throw zanba in each other’s faces for good luck and to wish for a bountiful harvest. The flour isn’t wasted – it is collected and fed to livestock.

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