Momos Recipe

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Momos are a type of steamed or fried dumplings that originated from Tibet and are popular across various Asian cuisines. They are made with a thin dough filled with a savory mixture of minced meat or vegetables, along with aromatic herbs and spices. These bite-sized dumplings are typically served with a spicy dipping sauce and are loved for their delicate texture and delicious flavors.

Prep Time 45 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 55 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: 215 calories. Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

For the dough:

For the filling:

For chutney:

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and water. Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the chopped vegetables, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  3. Divide the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Roll each ball into a thin circle, about 2-3 inches in diameter.
  4. Place a tablespoon of the vegetable filling in the center of each circle.
  5. Bring the edges of the circle together and pinch them to seal the filling inside. Repeat with the remaining dough balls and filling.
  6. Heat a steamer basket over high heat. Grease the steamer basket with vegetable oil.
  7. Place the momos in the steamer basket, making sure that they are not touching each other.
  8. Cover the steamer basket with a lid and steam the momos for 10-12 minutes until they are cooked through.
  9. Serve hot with tomato sauce or chili sauce.

For chutney

  1. Soak the dried red chili peppers in hot water for 10-15 minutes until they are soft.
  2. Drain the water and remove the stems from the chili peppers.
  3. In a small blender or food processor, add the soaked chili peppers, garlic, ginger, vinegar, soy sauce, and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add water as needed to adjust the consistency of the chutney.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  6. Transfer the chutney to a small serving bowl and serve with momos.

Note

  • You can use any vegetables of your choice for the filling. Just make sure to chop them finely so that they cook evenly.
  • You can also add some minced chicken or tofu to the filling for additional protein.
  • Momos can be pan-fried or deep-fried instead of steamed, if you prefer.
  • This recipe can be easily multiplied to make more momos.
  • Momos can be enjoyed as a snack or as a meal with a side salad.
  • You can adjust the spiciness of the chutney by adding more or fewer chili peppers.
  • You can also add some sugar or honey to balance the flavors.
  • This chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
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