Yomari Punhi is a Newari festival marking the end of the rice harvest. It takes place in December during the full moon day of Thinlā (थिंला), the second month in the lunar Nepal Era calendar.
Yomari, also called Yamari, is a delicacy of Newar community in Nepal. It consists of an external covering of rice-flour and an inner content of sweet substances such as Chaku. The delicacy plays a very important role in Newaa society, and is a key part of the festival of Yomari punhi. According to some, the triangular shape of the yamari is symbolical representation of one half of shadkona, the symbol of Saraswati and wisdom.
Here’s the recipe.