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.


Chandani said...

Hey Gopi,momos look inviting!! well, we are moving back to india for good by diwali this year, so right now busy packing/selling,etc...will get back to the blogging world after settling there:)..thanks for you concern..

Parita said...

i have heard of momos but never had them, looks delicious with chilli sauce!!

Pavithra said...

Wow ,momos looks awesome , really tempting and mouthwatering....Wish to have one with the sauce

DEESHA said...

I love momos

Madhavi said...

Very nice and yummyyy recipe dear !!

Madhavi said...

Delicious momos!!

Purva Desai said...

Momos are my fav too....they look tempting

Anonymous said...

also good made with ground chicken,,,,or if you're in Nepal, they are often made with buff.

Lone Acorn said...

I love chicken dumplings more over veg dumplings. These are so lovely and low in fat. And the chutney is just superb.

Jordan F said...

Nice info here. Keep us these great posts!