Momo is a type of dumpling mostly famous in Tibet and Nepal. They are made with a simple flattened dough filled with minced meat or veggies. There are different choices for momo shapes in which the most common are the basic round shapes, and the half-moon shapes. This is the recipe of a steamed Tibetan half-moon shaped Momo.
Ingredients for the dough
- 1 cup All-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- Mix all the ingredients and kneed the dough till soft and non-sticky.
- Cover and keep aside for at least half an hour.
- Before rolling out, prepare the 'filling' as explained below.
Ingredients for the filling
- 3/4 cup ground beef
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
- 2 tbsp Soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Black pepper
- Salt to taste
- Chopped cilantro
- Take a bowl & mix all the ingredients well.
- Then roll out the dough and cut it into little circles (about the size of your palm)
- Take one and hold the flat circular dough in your left hand and put a tablespoon of filling in the middle of the dough. Fold and press together the two edges of the half circle. Start at one tip of the half-moon, and fold over a very small piece of dough, pinching it down until you reach the other tip of the half-moon.
- Fill in all the rolled out dough and lay the momos without touching each other in a greased steamer.
- Steam the momos for atleast 10 minutes and then serve hot with the hot sauce!
Ingredients for the Hot Sauce
- 2 Tomatoes
- 5 Red chillies
- 2 cloves of Garlic
- 2 tbsp chopped Cilantro
- 1/2 cup sliced Onion
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Oil
- Pour oil in a pan and saute onion. Add red chillies and garlic. Saute for some time.
- Mix in sliced tomatoes, cilantro, salt & saute for some more time.
- Allow it to cool it a little and make a paste using a food processor or blender.
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