Veg Momos

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veg momos are steamed dumplings stuffed with a lightly spiced vegetable filling. It is a popular tibetan recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour(maida)
  • ½ tsp oil
  • ¼ tsp salt or as required
  • 2 to 3 tbsp water for kneading or as required

for the stuffing

  • 1.5 to 1.75 cups finely chopped vegetables (chopped cabbage, carrots, chopped capsicum )
  • 2 small sized spring onions, finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 small garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce (optional)
  • ½ tsp black pepper or as required
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt as per taste

Method

preparing the outer cover of momos:

  • Take the all purpose flour/maida, salt and oil in a bowl and mix it.
  • Add water in parts and knead to a firm dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.

for the veg momos stuffing:

  • Finely chop all the vegetables. You can also use a food processor to chop the vegetables.
  • Heat oil. Add garlic. Saute for 2-3 seconds.
  • Add onions and saute for 10-15 seconds. Add all the finely chopped vegetables.
  • Increase the flame and stir fry the vegetables on high heat.
  • When the edges starts getting golden, add soy sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Continue to stir fry on high heat till the vegetables are cooked.
  • Check the taste and add more salt, pepper or soy sauce, if required.
  • Make ball and keep them covered with a moist napkin.
  • Take each dough ball and on a lightly dusted board, roll each dough ball into a thin circle of about 2-3 inch diameter.
  • Try to get the edges to be thin and the center to be thick.
  • Place 1 or 2 tsp of vegetable stuffing in the center.
  • Fold and form the pleats one by one. Towards the end, join the pleats in the center.
  • Prepare all momos this way and keep them covered under a moist napkin. Heat water in a steamer or in a electric cooker or in a pressure cooker. Let the water come to a boil.
  • Steam momos for10 minutes.
  • Don’t overdo the steaming, as the dough becomes dense and dry.
  • The steaming time may vary upon the thickness of momos’ cover.
  • When you touch the momo then dough should not feel sticky to you. This means they are done and the momos will have a transparent look.
  • Serve vegetable momos with a spicy sauce like schezwan sauce or tomato-chili sauce or chili sauce. You can also serve it with red chilli garlic chutney. Momos go very well with a spicy sauce.
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