Aug 042013
 

I’m a newbie to Momos. It’s a new word in my vocabulary, haven’t heard of this dish nor have I tried or tasted it. When this dish was one among many others in this week’s to-do list I had to try it just for its rhyming name. Yep, I have a thing for unique recipes and unique vegetarian recipe names is more attractive and bless all the cooking Gods for my family’s eagerness to taste new dish and sharing my thing for unique names as well. My son usually has very little appetite for Chinese/Tibetan dishes, I guess they tend to use more vegetables and he naturally rebels against veggies just like any other kid of his age. When I enthusiastically declared the name of this dish he was naturally interested in trying this dish grinning widely with his missed tooth and arched eyebrows. Since the base of the Momos doesn’t need any spice I made the filling little more spicy than normal to compensate for the overall taste and I was suspecting my son to run screaming to the hills. During such scenarios I usually look anywhere but him to not hint or give away any reaction and little did he know how I was crossing all my fingers and toes to pass his inspection. Though he had a sip of water for each bite and hissing and squirming throughout his meal he did give me a thumbs up for the dish which either means he’s growing up and can tolerate more heat in his dishes or he thoroughly enjoyed the new dish. I’m greedily hoping it’s both….

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The dish is quite easy and don’t get intimidated by the name as it can be quite presentable in a party setting and will be favored by both kids and adults alike. The folding of the Momos might take some practice and I for sure didn’t get it perfect but that’s the beauty of learning, if you are not scared to fail you can learn through your mistakes. I always share this line with my friends and family– If I can do it, anyone can ….so if you happen to try it do let me know and I’m sure yours will be more perfect than mine. Enjoy!

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Step-by-Step Pictorial:

Recipe Source: Raks Kitchen 

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In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and oil with enough water to make a smooth pliable dough. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and keep it aside.

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In a large pan, heat oil and add garlic. Add the white part of the spring onions. Sautee for about a minute. Add chopped cabbage, carrots and fry them in high flame about 2 minutes.

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Add salt, pepper, soy sauce and mix well. Add green part of the spring onion and mix well. Adjust salt and switch off the flame and let it cool. Roll the dough into big round shape. Using a cookie cutter or a lid to cut into smaller circles. Roll each circle as thin as possible.

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Add about 1 to 2 Tbsp of filling in the center of each of the rolled disc.

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Pull one edge to the top and holding this edge, fold the edges overlapping one another and join them all in the center. Steam the Momos in a steamer for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with a side of hot garlic sauce. Enjoy!

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Veggie Momos

Yield: about 10

Ingredients

    For Base
  • All purpose flour -- 3/4 cup
  • Salt -- 3/4 tsp
  • Oil -- 2 tsp
  • Water -- As needed
  • For stuffing
  • Cabbage -- 1 cup (finely shredded)
  • Carrot -- 1 medium sized (skin peeled and finely shredded)
  • Garlic -- 5 to 6 medium pods (finely minced)
  • Pepper Powder (white or Black) -- 1/2 tsp (I used white pepper powder)
  • Soya sauce --1 Tbsp
  • Spring Onions -- 4 to 5 sprigs (finely chopped and separate white and green part)
  • Salt -- to taste
  • Oil --1 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and oil with enough water to make a smooth pliable dough. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and keep it aside.
  2. In a large pan, heat oil and add garlic. Add the white part of the spring onions. Sautee for about a minute. Add chopped cabbage, carrots and fry them in high flame about 2 minutes. Add salt, pepper, soy sauce and mix well. Add green part of the spring onion and mix well. Adjust salt and switch off the flame and let it cool.
  3. Roll the dough into big round shape. Using a cookie cutter or a lid to cut into smaller circles. Roll each circle as thin as possible. Add about 1 to 2 Tbsp of filling in the center of each of the rolled disc. Pull one edge to the top and holding this edge, fold the edges overlapping one another and join them all in the center. Steam the momos in a steamer for about 5 minutes. Serve immediately with a side of hot garlic sauce. Enjoy!
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  14 Responses to “Veggie Momos”

  1. That’s quite a tedious task right. Yea the first time I made I had a great time doing the actual process..nice to know your son gave you green signal for this and that line about anybody can do when you can do is too much ok, I can’t take such pretty pictures as you..:)..loved your pictures as always Jayanthi..

  2. Wonderful job, I too have made these momos and the job is really very time consuming….

  3. Jay what fabulous momos almost reminded me of those that I ate in sikim and nice to see you cal n action

  4. Such a cute looking dish! Love your pictures and the detailed explanation! Would be such a filling snack for the rainy evenings with a cup of hot tea!

  5. yummy and lookign cute momos.super

  6. Momos have been on my to do list since log…guess should take some inspiration from you..lovely momos!!

  7. Loved d last pic.. Its been so long i made some momos.. Nd the current blore climate calls for some..

  8. Momos are in my to do list for long. You are tempting me to try. They look so lovely…

  9. That is delicious!!!!

    Sowmya

  10. Reading the post was like reading my own experience with my 5 year old son. I avoid eye contact when I want him to try something and the reaction is usually ‘what did you put in it???’ I hope he starts liking all food groups soon.
    Momos look adorable. I’ve had them at restaurants, but never tried them myself, maybe it is time to give them a try 🙂

  11. I am new to momos too. I like how you have captured the various stages in preparing the momos. Would give confidence to someone trying it for the first time.

  12. Looks very good.

  13. You have made this so well!I too have book marked this from Raks kitchen and yet to try.

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