As you all know we are doing A-Z theme for this months blogging marathon we have successfully completes 2 weeks and entering our third week am so happy that am a part of this encouraging group. So for today letter M i have chosen an nepali or tibet or bhutan street food and a nutritious one :) . So M for Momos with dipping sauce under street food theme.
This stuffed dumpling preparation is one of the most popular dishes in Nepal/ Tibet / Bhutan. This momos are fully veggie and so makes it an delicious choice of snack for vegetarians. They are super juicy and delicious and i have tried the nepali version of momos :) . I loved these yummy momos and with the dip it just tasted so yumm :)
Maida - 1 cup
salt to taste
water as neaded to make a soft dough
Cabbage (grated) - 1 cup
carrot (grated) - 1/2 cup
Onion (chopped) - 1/4 cup
Tofu/ paneer - 1/2 cup ( i used soft tofu crumbled)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Soya sauce - 1tbsp
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green chilli - 1 No (chopped)
Pepper pd - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Spring onion greens- 2 tbsp ( chopped )
Oil - 1 tbsp
2 tomato, 2 green chilli -pureed
Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 2 tbsp ( chopped)
Paprika - 1/ 4 tsp
Red chilli pd - 1/4 tsp ( if you like spicy you can add more)
Salt to tatse
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
- In a bowl mix in maida , salt and knead them with the help of required amount of water till the dough comes together and knead a soft dough.
- Now rest the dough for 1/2 hour and them give it a knead to make it nice and smooth.
To make Filling
- In pan heat oil add carrot,ginger garlic paste , green chilli saute them.
- Then add the crumbled tofu, pepper pd, paprika pd, red chilli pd, spring onion saute a for a while.
- Add soya sauce, vinegar, salt , chopped coriander leaves and mix them well
- Filling is ready !!
- Divide the dough in to small lemon sized equal balls
- Flatten each ball using your palm .
- Use a rolling pin to roll out each flattened circle into a wrapper or use you hands.
- It is essential that the middle portion of the wrapper dough must be slightly thicker than the edges .
- Hold the edges of the semi-flattened dough with one hand and with the other hand begin rolling the edges of the dough out, swirling a bit at a time.
- Continue till the wrapper is a bit thinner in the edge .
- Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
- Keep the flattened wrappers covered.
- Take a wrapper on one palm, put one tablespoon of filling mixture and with the other hand bring all edges together to the center, making the pleats.
- There are many ways to shape the momos you can pinch both the sides of the dough and make pleating in the one side sticky it to the other side.
- Now arrange them in a steamer or idli stand and steam them for 10 - 15 mins
To make sauce
- In a pan heat oil add ginger garlic paste , onion and saute till transparent
- Now add the tomato puree and cook them till they leave out oil in the sides
- Add red chilli pd, salt, paprika , vinegar and soya sauce .
- Mix them well and cook for 2 mins .
- Serve as a dip for steamed Momos.
- Make the wrapper thin and not too thick.
- After you steam the dumpling you can see that the wrapper turns transparent and you can see that they are well cooked.
- If you have a momos steamer you can steam on them.
- You can choose any veggie you like other than carrot and cabbage you have also use beetroot,beans (finely chopped) ..
- You can skip onion , ginger garlic for jain version.
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