Gondo Datshi Recipe – Ultimate affair of Cheese, Butter, and Eggs

What is Gondo Datshi?

Gondo datshi is a traditional Bhutanese dish where Gondo means egg and datshi means cheese.

In brief, Gondo Datshi is made up of a frying mixture of egg and farmer cheese in a massive amount of unsalted butter made from cow milk or yak milk.

It is considered one of the unique dishes in our country Bhutan.

It is made especially when there are special occasions, festivals, gatherings, going for a picnic, or when guests are coming over.

In the old days, this dish is one of the great dishes given to new moms after childbirth for the recovery of health as both eggs and cheese are excellent sources of proteins.

Also, a freshly massive amount of melted butter and garlic in it was the best dish one could have during the recovery of the body.

It is one of the most natural dishes everyone can cook, tastes luscious, and takes very little time.

No wonder why it’s unique in our Bhutanese food menu.

After Ema Datshi, it is one of the popular foods among a specific group of people.

How does it look?

Gondo datshi, once cooked well looks like a Bhutanese scrambled egg with cheese and butter.

As you can also see in the image below how it looks once it’s ready.

Bhutanese scrambled egg with cheese and butter

The luscious off-white butter floating over is one thing that makes people mouth-watering and yearning for it.

How Gondo Datshi is made?

The recipe for Gondo Datshi is easy. The Main ingredients used are eggs, butter, and cheese.

Sometimes we also make the same dish without eggs, especially for vegetarians. The procedure is the same except for eggs.

Most of you have asked me other options for Cheese other than Farmer Cheese.

Here you can also use Goat Cheese and Feta Cheese but not sure I have also researched this and telling you hehe.

Check out our YouTube channel for more easy recipes.

So are you over thrilled to see how it is made?

Okay then let’s start.

Gondo Datshi Recipe

Gondo datshi is a traditional Bhutanese dish where Gondo means egg and datshi means cheese.

Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish

Cuisine: Bhutanese

Servings: 4


  • 2 blocks of unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 gm farmers cheese you can also use feta cheese
  • 4-5 Sliced garlic
  • chili flakes as per your taste
  • Salt as per your taste


  • Crush the farmer’s cheese finely with the help of your fingers.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix well.
  • Cut the garlic into slices.
  • Now, let’s start by melting the butter in the pan. Add unsalted butter to a heated pan and melt it.
  • Once the butter is melted, add the garlic into it and fry it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the properly shuffled eggs to the mixture of butter and garlic and continue stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the crushed cheese and again stir it thoroughly.
  • Add the salt as per your taste and chili flakes to the mixture.
  • After 1-3 minutes of stirring and cooking, you’ll see butter at the top of the dish; it means the meal is ready.
  •  Stir it thoroughly turn off the flame and serve it with rice or without rice.


Don’t overheat the butter by the mistakenly overheated turn of the flame and let it cool.

Overheating butter will burn your other ingredients and also give bitterness.

Keep on playing with the flame, make it small when your dish starts burning, and increase it if needed.

You can even serve it without rice.


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