Thursday, July 16, 2009

Momos~nepali dumplings

Momos....I have never ever heard a word like this before couple of years. One of my friends is from Nepal and I had momos first time at their place. I really like these dumplings from very first time and they are healthy too. Momos are basically steamed dumplings which has vegetarian or non vegetarian filling. It is a lot easier to make momos here because the cover for filling is available ready made.


For cover
won ton wraps (1 pack)

For filling
3/4 cup cabbage (grated)
3/4 cup carrot (grated)
2 medium onions (finely chopped)
3-4 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 tbsp ginger (grated)
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tbsp garam masala or momo masala
1 tbsp ghee
salt as per taste

Take one big mixing bowl. Add all the vegetables, chilli and ginger. Then add all the spices and ghee. At last add salt and then mix well.

Take some water in one bowl. Dip your first finger in the water and apply water on the edges on won ton wrap. Place spoonful of filling in the centre and then fold to make triangular shape. Seal the edges properly with your fingers.Repeat these procedure with all the wraps.

Put around 2-3 glass of water in the steamer and arrange the momos in steaming plate. Steam momos for around 20-25 minutes on medium flame.

Serve hot with spicy chilli sauce or tomato chutney.

You can add any other vegetables of your choice also.
If you don't have steamer then you can steam momos in idli moulds also.
One of the sign that momos are steamed properly is the cover become transparent.