Momo is the most easily available food in Nepal. Small tin roofed shops to Big Five star hotels have accepted Momo in their kitchen. So, today, we are here with simple to make Nepali Momo recipe.
Known as dumplings in English, Momo recipe was first originated in Tibet. It became popular in Nepal because it is easy to make, uses almost no oil, is highly nutritious, is cooked with steam and it can be easily digested. Thus, momo is a healthy food that can be enjoyed by all.
How to make Nepali Momo Achar
Nepali Momo Achar which is also known as Nepali Momo Sauce is simple to make.
Ingredients needed for Momo jhol achar
Tomatoes – 10 pieces
Sesame seed – 3 table spoon
cumin seeds – 1 table spoon
Red Chilies – 6 pieces
Garlic – 2 pieces
Lemon- 1 piece
Ginger – 1 piece
Coriander – 3 leaves
Salt – to taste
turmeric powder- 1 table spoon
First of all, we need to roast the sesame seed and cumin seeds in frying pan till it turns golden in color. Next, we need to heat sunflower oil in frying pan. We will then add chopped tomatoes, red chilies, garlic, ginger, coriander and turmeric powder and cook the mixture till tomatoes get slightly cooked. Later, we will add 700 ml of water in the mixture and then the mixture along with water will be put in blender. Blend the mixture till it gets smooth and squeeze lemon juice to the paste and thus Nepali momo sauce will be prepared.
This is the most common type of Momo where momo is cooked in steam from the boiling water.
C-Momo is steamed momo that is literally dipped in sea of tomato achar (pickle). It is too much spicy, red and hot.
This is a pan fried momo.
Open Momo differs from other momo in its folding technique. In this kind of momo, Momos are folded only partially so that the fillings can be seen from outside without ever having to break in to see the fillings.
Fried momo is for those who love crusty dumpling skin.
Sweet Momo is popular especially among kids.
This is not for everyone but those who can endure the sharp taste of chillies can enjoy the hot sensation of chillies combined with hot momo.
How to make Nepali Momo
All Momo recipe whether it is recipe for veg momo or recipe for buff momo or mutton momo recipe or chicken momo recipe are almost similar. They differ only in the fillings that are used.
If you are vegetarian, you can try veg momo recipe or paneer momo recipe or khuwa momo recipe. Potato Momo recipe is also becoming popular these days.
Easy Nepali Momo Recipe
Minced Chicken – 500 gm
Grated Onion – 1 piece
Finely Chopped coriander- Quarter cup
Minced ginger- 2 table spoon
Minced garlic- 2 table spoon
Ground coriander- half table spoon
Turmeric- half table spoon
Ground cumin- Quarter tablespoon
Grated Chili- 2 table spoon
Vegetable oil – 2 table spoon
Salt- To Taste
Maida is the commonly used flour that is used in making dough for momo. Mix maida (wheat flour) with oil, salt and water and knead the mixture.Divide dough into several small pieces. Make the dough balls by rolling the dough piece in palms so as to make the pieces circular in shape. Next, we need to flatten the dough ball so that it can become a wrapper. The standard wrapper is 3 inch in diameter.
Take a large bowl and mix all ingredients at one place and then cover the bowl and leave the mixture for about 15 minutes for enhancing the flavor.
For Momo Making
After we lay the wrapper on table, we need to place 1 table spoon of filling at the center of wrapper. Then, we need to bring all corners of wrapper to its center. Next, we need to twist the collected corners so that all the edges get locked.
Next, we will heat up a steamer by adding water at its base. It is important that we dub the steamer rack with oil so that momo will not get stick in the rack.
After placing momos inside container, we need to cover the lid and steam dumplings for about 10 minutes. Finally, the cooked momos are taken out of steamer and placed in a plate and these momo are served with momo ko achar which has been prepared before making momo.
For better taste, serve it hot.
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