Steamed Chicken Momo

Momo’s are a popular traditional Tibetan dish, they are so popular that they are considered as the region’s national dish .20170506_080044

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 :

Chicken Mixture20170506_083829

Main Ingredients :

Dough:

  • cups of all-purpose or white wheat flour
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of  water
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Filling:

  • 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.20170506_083144

Assembling:

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.20170506_083739

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.20170506_08332720170506_083519

You can also pan fry or deep fry them.20170506_080623

Momos are best served immediately  with a spicy sauce.20170506_083040

 

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