Sorry for the longest MIA, hopefully I will be around more this time. Thanks to my friend Dixya for encouraging me to do this. She is doing a “MOMO WEEK” on her blog where food enthusiast and blogger will be sharing their best momo recipes, go check her blog out for some wonderful recipes http://www.foodpleasureandhealth.com/Here is the Vegetarian MOMO recipe for all of you to try. I was never into vegetarian MOMO until this recipe happened. Its quite refreshing to try this veggie recipe once in a while :D. I do have the non–vegetarian recipe as well if you guys would like to try it. Here is the link to my non vegetarian momo http://ismellfood.com/?p=51. Enjoy and hope to come back soon.
As much as I hate cold snowy winter, the thought of one comfort food makes me happy. Yes I am talking about MOMO (dumplings). I don’t know much of a history behind this deliciousness but I can say this is one of the most popular dish in Nepal. This dish is served with the side of tomato achar. Be it in the street of marketplaces or in the restaurants , you will always find this dish in the menu. I can never say no to MOMO. It is my winter comfort food. I have been making MOMO for many years and through many trial and error I have come up with this recipe and I think I have done a good job as my friends have always complimented me on this dish 😀 .
Any kind of ground meat can be used ( chicken, beef, pork, goat). I have used ground pork in this recipe.
Finely chop the green and red onions and pour it in a medium size bowl with the minced pork in it.
Now add all the above mentioned ingredients in the same bowl and mix it very well.
Once the filling is ready its time to wrap this deliciousness.
I made my own dough from scratch but to make our life easier , wrapper are sold in any Asian grocery stores.
MOMO can be made in different shapes ,the most common are round and half moon shapes.
Place 2 teaspoon of filling in the center of the wrapper .
Pinch the dough together in a full circle until the filling is enclosed inside the wrapper.
Make sure to grease your steamer pan with some oil or pam spray so the momo doesn't stick to the surface.
Place the momo in the steamer pan.
Now the cooking part, there are many ways you can cook momo pan fry it, cook it in a soup ,deep fry it however steaming is the most common way momo is served .
Half fill the steamer pot with water and let it boil in high heat.
Once the water comes to a boil, place the steamer pan on top of the pot and let it cook for 8-10 min.
Another way to tell if your momo is cooked to see if it looks transparent and is not sticky.
Make sure not to over cook, succulent juicy momo are the best and one of the secret behind making juicy momo is to cook it for the right amount of time. Over cooking is going to make your momo very dry.
Once its ready serve hot with a side of tomato sauce (achar).