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Momos is type of dumplings belongs to specifically Nepali Cuisine. It is a type of steamed buns with filling.Traditionaly momo is prepared with minced meat filling, but over the past several years, this has changed and the fillings have become more elobrate.Today momo is prepared with tofu, paneer, cheese, vegetables and chicken combination.
Basically momos are of two types,Steamed and Fried.But nowadays Grilled momos are also in trends.Momos are Usually served with spicy dipping sauce called chutney.Normally made with tomato and red chillies as the base ingredients In this recipe vegetables are used as a filling.
So, Let’s Start Now
Maida -1 cup
Oil -½ tsp
Salt -¼ tsp
Water-for kneading 2-3 tbsp
Finely chopped vegetables -1 ½ cup(cabbage 1/2 cup,carrot 1/2 cup,capsicum 1/4 cup,onion 1/4 cup)
Chopped garlic -1 tbsp
Soya sauce -1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Oil -1 tbsp
1.Take maida,salt & oil in a mixing bowl and mix it.
2.Add water in parts and make a soft dough.Cover the dough & keep aside for 15 minutes.
3.Heat oil add garlic & saute for 2-3 seconds.
4.Add onions,saute for 10-15 seconds.add all the chopped vegetables & stir fry the vegetables on high heat.
5.Add soya sauce,salt & pepper and continue to stir fry till the veggies are done.
6.cheque the taste & correct it if required.
7.Now take a small roll from the dough and roll it in to a thin circle of2-3 inch diameter.
8.Place 1tsp of stuffing in the center,start folding & forming the pleates one by one.towards the end,join the pleats in the center.
9.Prepare all the momos in this way and keep them covered moist napkins.
10.Heat the steamer,place the momos keeping space between them that they don’t touch each other.
11.Steam the momos for 5-6 minutes. Or till done.
12.when you touch it ,it does not feel sticky,it means they cooked & have a transparent look.
13.Serve momos with tomato chilli sauce,momos go very well with a spicy sauce.
Enjoy your Favourite Momos.