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Momos

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A snack that has become almost synonymous with oriental cuisine, Momos are made of a plain flour cover filled with sautéed veggies. An apt combination of garlic, ginger, green chillies and Schezuan sauce flavours the vegetable mixture, and the outcome is simply tongue-tickling! Traditionally, Momos are steamed in bamboo baskets, but you can also cook them in a regular Steamer or cooker, the way you make dhoklas or idlis. You can innovate on this recipe by adding other veggies or bean sprouts to the filling, but make sure you choose colourful, juicy and crisp veggies to achieve the right appearance and to get the mild crunch that makes Momos so enjoyable! Serve along with Vegetable Chow Mein and Chinese Fried Rice .
Ingredients
  Plain flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 5 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Ginger 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Green chillies 2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Carrot 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  French beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Cabbage 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Schezwan sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Plain flour 3 Tablespoon (for rolling)
Directions

MAKING:

1. Combine the plain flour, 1 tsp of oil and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth or lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
3. Heat the remaining 4 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
4. Add the onions, carrot, French beans and cabbage and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
5. Add the Schezwan sauce and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds. Keep aside.
6. Divide the dough into 14 equal portions.
7. Roll a portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter thin circle using a little plain flour for rolling and place 1 tbsp of the prepared filling in the centre of the circle.
8. Hold it on your palms, fold the two sides and pinch them as shown in the image.
9. Fold the other open side and pinch it again so as to form a triangle as shown in the image.
10. Repeat step 7 to 9 to make 13 more momos.
11. Steam 7 momos in a greased steamer for 8 minutes or till they are cooked.
12. Repeat step 11 to steam the remaining 7 momos in 1 more batch.

SERVING:

13. Serve immediately with soya sauce and chilli garlic sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Dish: 
Momo
Method: 
Steamed
Course: 
Appetizer
Interest: 
Kids, Easy, Quick, Party, Everyday
Ingredient: 
Flour
Taste: 
Savory
Restriction: 
Vegan, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
26 Minutes
Ready In: 
46 Minutes
Servings: 
14

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 57 Calories from Fat 17

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3%

Saturated Fat 0.27 g1.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 59.7 mg2.5%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber 0.69 g2.8%

Sugars 0.8 g

Protein 0.82 g1.6%

Vitamin A 15.5% Vitamin C 6%

Calcium 0.6% Iron 0.52%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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