Kwati is a mixed soup of nine types of sprouted beans. It is a traditional Newari dish consumed on the festival of Guni Punhi, the full moon day of Gunlā which is the tenth month in the Nepal Era lunar calendar. Kwāti is eaten as a delicacy and for its health benefits and ritual significance. Kwati is known to be a healthy food. It is said to cure colds and coughs, and be particularly good for pregnant women. Since it contains varieties of beans, this recipe is loaded with proteins and thus helps weak/sick people to regain their energy.