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Veg Momos

There's a funny background behind Veg Momos.... let me share that with you. A friend of mine shared a post on FB about ripping English where a local street vendor who makes Momos has a board that reads as Veg Moms and Non Veg Moms made here.....

Nice na.... English at its best :-p
I love these steamed dumplings and the moment I tasted them for the first time at Inorbit in Hyderabad. I liked these goeey (if I may call so) and healthy Momos with Tangy and chilly sauce. But none in my house liked it or did they encourage me to order it next time. Thanks to my friends who share roots from North East who kept my taste for momos intact. Preparation is time consuming but the end result with that cute shape is worth it. Lets get onto the road of Momos..
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All purpose flour- 1 cup
Oil- 2-3 tsps
Salt- as required
Water- 1/4th cup or less.

Carrots- 1/2 cup grated
Cabbage- 1/4th cup finely chopped
Beans- 1/4th cup finely chopped
Onion- 1 small chopped finely.
Soya sauce- 1/2  tsp
Green Chilly sauce- 1 tsp
Sugar- a pinch
Garlic- 1 tbsp finely chopped
Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil- 1 tbsp
Spring onions- 2 tbsps chopped (use both white and green parts)

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Heat oil in a frying pan and add garlic to it. Fry till the raw smell subsides. Add white part of spring onions and fry for 2 mins.Put your flame on high and add all the veggies to your pan. Toss them on high flame by adding sugar, sauces and the spice powders. Take care not to burn. Finally add the green part of the spring onions and mix all the ingredients well by lowering the flame to medium. Keep this mixture off the flame after 2 mins.

Lets go to the momo thing which excites me the most.

Momo Dough-
Take a bowl and add all the ingredients required to make a soft pliable dough with the help of water and 1tsp of oil. It will be just like Chapathi or Poori dough. Keep it aside and let it rest for 10 - 15 mins.

MOMO Preparation.
Take a small portion of the dough and roll them into circular discs with the help of a rolling pin and ensure that the edges are even and thin. Now take a spoonful mixture of the prepared stuffing and place it in the middle of the circular disc. Drag all the sides to the center and it should like a ball with one side of it opened. You need to fold the edges into Momo shape. You can check out the video here.  Somehow I couldn't get the shape and the first 2 momos just went haywire, so I made them into gujiya shape.
Brush momos with Olive oil.
For steaming you can idli stand or a steamer. If you are using steamer, follow the instructions as you do for steaming and steam it for about 6-7 mins.
If you are using Pressure cooker like me, you can take Idli stand and apply olive oil to the idli mould. Place the momos. Before placing the idli stand, add 1 inch water to the pressure cooker. Cover the cooker with a lid and steam it without whistle for 6-8 mins. This steaming will vary from cooker to cooker. You can check in between to see if it is done.

I bought this sweet and spicy momo sauce from a local vendor. If you are in Hyderabad, you can get it in all Ratnadeep Supermarkets.

Bad lighting gave me a run. I prepared during later part of evening and my Miro couldn't capture well. Will post nice ones soon.

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9 Rechargers:

  1. am yet to try these goodies in my whole life...need to sometime to feel the delicious melting treats

  2. wow very very delicious looking momos and tempting me dear :)

  3. Momos look too delecious dear, luv the dip :)

  4. You have done the momos perfectly. And the dip sounds good too :)


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