Thursday, October 21, 2010

Steamed Vegetable Momos

Momos are a traditional popular fast food in Tibet and Nepal like countries. I used to taste them while in India and thought of try out this healthier version of steamed vegetarian momos. 

Ingredients for the dough

Plain flour 2 cups
Salt as per taste
Oil 2 tbsp

Method for the dough
In a large bowl combine flour,salt,oil and add enough water and knead well.Make a soft dough.


Ingredients for the stuffing
about 2 cups of vegetable of your choice finely chopped.
(Cabbage, Carrot ,Beans, Mushrooms etc)
I used mushrooms,snake gourd, scallion and carrots.
Onions 1 chopped finely
Green chillies 2 chopped finely

Ginger 1"  chopped
Garlic 3 chopped finely
Soya sauce 1 tsp

Pepper powder 1 tbsp

Maggie stock cube 1
Oil 2 tbsp

Method for stuffing

Take oil in a pan add add ginger and garlic pieces. Fry till they are light brown in color.
Then add onions and green chillies and saute till onions are translucent.
Now add all the veges and stock cube. 
Cook for few minutes but don't cover in order to retain the colors.
Now add soya sauce and mix well.
Lastly add pepper and let the mixture cool. 

 Method for Assembling and Steaming momos

Take dough similar to size of ping pong ball and make a flat disc (similar to poori) with rolling pin.
( I roll these in between two lunch sheets to make it easier and to avoid sticking to the board.)
Put 1tbsp of the filling on the disc.Apply water at the ends and gather the disc into the center and seal of the edges.

 Apply oil to the idly moulds/ or string hopper steaming wattis and keep momos on them and  steam it for 10-12 minutes. Serve hot with tomato chillie sauce.