Momo’s are a popular traditional Tibetan dish, they are so popular that they are considered as the region’s national dish .
They are steamed or fried with minced meat or vegetable filling, and best served piping hot with tomato or schezwan sauce .
It is prepared in two stages — At first the dough needs to be prepared and then the chicken filling.
Star Ingredient :
Main Ingredients :
cups of all-purpose or white wheat flour
3/4 to 1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
500 gm ground minced chicken
- 1 tablespoon garlic mince
- 2 small spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 cup cabbage finely chopped
- 1/2 cup carrot finely chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger , minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 3 fresh green chillies, minced (optional)
- salt to taste (1 teaspoon)
Preparation of the Dough :
To make the dough add in oil and salt to the flour and mix well till it crumbles in your hand, then add in water little by little to make a soft , firm and flexible dough. Keep it covered with a damp cloth for 30 min, this is an important step since this will keep your dough soft.
Preparation of the filling :
Place your chicken mince, cabbage, carrot, onion, garlic mince,spring onion, green chillies, soya sauce, cumin powder, garam masala powder , salt , coriander leaves in a large bowl and give it a mix.
Keep this mixture at least for an hour or more in a refrigerator.
Dust the counter area with flour, with a rolling-pin , roll out circle about 2 to 3 inches in diameter , fill the circles in the middle with the filling and then use your thumb and forefinger to make a wavy shape of the momo.
Repeat the steps to make all the remaining Momos.
Fill your steamer with water , and then place the momo’s into it , here I have used an idli maker , you can use utensil of your choice, cook it on full flame for about 15 to 20 minutes.
You can also pan fry or deep fry them.
Momos are best served immediately with a spicy sauce.