Momos: a native dish of Nepal !! Momos is one that dish which is very close to my heart!! I was introduced to lot many new tastes at the Capital City of India-New Delhi..!! The streets of Delhi amused me with its rich culture,crowd, and of course with the food varieties.. My first exposure to the North Indian Food..Momos is that one snack we loved to eat anytime from the Nepali ladies who sold it in Bicycles..!! They tasted awesome..And now me too started cooking it at home itself, which became my family’s favorite one.. And im taking this So here’s my simple recipe of momos:
- All purpose flour-1 cup olive oil-2 spoons
- Pepper powder-1 spoon
- boneless chicken breast piece- 2 ( cooked and finely chopped)
- cilantro& mint leaves-a handful( finely chopped)
- Ginger-1 big piece( finely chopped )
- garlic-5-6 cloves( finely chopped )
- onion-2 ( finely chopped )
How to make:
1)first of all let’s prepare the dough for momos.. Take a pot with flour, add some olive oil, salt.. Mix all together and add enough water and press hard to get a soft dough..press it well so that it become really soft, still hard with less water.. Keep it aside..
3)now add the onion and salt.. Saute well and add the leaves.. Cook together and add the chicken..
6)so now our roti’s for the momos is done.. Lets start filling chicken to it..
7)place 1 spoon filling in the middle of the roti.. Start to pleat from one side till the end as shown in the image..now as the final momos touch, twist all the secured pleats to another side so that the given shape is achieved.. (Momos can be done in many shapes!! But this is my favorite??)
8)now take a steaming pot..grease the strainer plate with some oil.. And place momos over it.. My steamer got 3 layers.. So i divided the the total momos to 3 batches and placed accordingly..
9)steam the momos with boiling water inside and lud closed for 10-15 mins.. ( look in between whether momos are cooked or not) and off the flame!! so our momos are ready..!! Red chilly dip!! the momos are in complete without its accompanied red chilly dip..this dip adds more taste and flavor to the momos.. A plate of momos is served along with the yummy dip..
- red chilly-4 onion-1 big ( sliced )
- garlic-4 cloves
- ginger-1 small pc
- Mint & cilantro leaves-a handful
- Hot sauce- 1 spoon tomato
- ketchup-1 spoon
- sugar-1/2 teaspoon
- Olive oil-1 spoon
- tumarind paste-of a small portion
How to make:
1) keep a pan..Add the red chillies and cook for a while till they become dark..
2)take it out and add onion, salt, tomato and G&G..cook well..
3)add the tumarind paste,both the leaves, hot sauce, salt ,sugar and ketchup.. Saute all together.. And off the flame.. 4)blend all the ingredients together and make it to a thick paste.. The sweet and hot red chilly dip is done?!! as momos are cooked by steaming really healthy and oil less… happy Fiesta Friday:-) Njoy folks?!!