Momo is one of the most loved snacks, well for many of us. It is basically a South Asian dumpling that has its ancestral native in Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. The close relatives of momos are buuz from Mongolia, jiaozi and baozi from China, mandu in Korea and gyoza in Japan. When looking back in history, momos are believed to actually originate from Tibet and gradually spreads across its neighbors.
Momos are one of my favorite evening snack items but I can eat momos any time of the day. I generally buy momos from the street vendors near my house and believe me they make such yummy momos. I have tried both veg and non-veg momos from those vendors. Now that I ate momos buying from outside, once the collective thought of me and my wife Manasi conversed – why can’t we try preparing one at home? As we thought of the idea we made ourselves ready for preparing momos at home the next day. Here is what I’m sharing with you all the recipe of it.
Minced chicken – 200 gms
Maida (refined flour) – 200 gms
Ghee – 2 tsp
Black pepper (crushed) – 2 tsp
1 medium sized onion (chopped)
Garlic (chopped) – 8-9 pods
Half capsicum (chopped) (Optional)
Spring onion (chopped)
Fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Salt – To taste
Make dough with maida and water and cut them out in to small dough balls
Mix minced chicken, chopped onion, garlic, capsicum, spring onion and coriander leaves
Add 2 tps ghee and crushed black pepper and mix
Flatten the maida dough in small puris
Place one or one and half tsp of chicken mixture in the middle of the dough and close the dough by joining two ends to make the dumplings
You can give any shape as per your liking and convenience
Keep water in a steamer to pre-heat the same
Grease the steamer plate with oil and place the dumplings
Place the steamer plates with the dumplings into the pre-heated steamer
Steam the dumplings for 25 minutes in the steamer or till it becomes soft
Serve the hot momos with the dip made of tomato, red chili and garlic
The Momos with Dip
This was the first time that we prepared momos at home and it came out really well. I and Manasi liked the taste and enjoyed the home-made momos in the evening snacks. As we were successful in preparing the chicken momos we are planning for preparing its veg counterpart as well. Will post the same once we prepare it
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