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Momo

- submitted by Dahlia on 05-14-2009
(Indian Meat Dumpling, Darjeeling Momo, Potstickers, Jiaozi, Momocha, Mandu, Guotie)


           Momos are steamed dumplings popular in Eastern India, China, Tibet, Nepal and other parts of South Asia. The dumplings can be made in different shapes and the filling could be any type of groud meat (pork, beef, chicken etc), minced vegetables with mushrooms or tofu. It is usually served in India with some spicy chutney or pickles.
 
Ingredients
For the wrapper
All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 2 cups
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed to make dough
 
For filling
Ground Meat - 1 lb
Onion - 1 (very finely chopped/ grated)
Garlic - 8 cloves - finely chopped
Soy Sauce - 2 tblsp
Chilli Sauce - 1 tblsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tblsp
 
Method
For the filling
(You could just mix all the ingredients under 'for filling' and use it but I prefer to cook it before stuffing.)
1.Heat oil in a pan and fry the onions and garlic till it is translicent.
2. Add the ground meat and fry till the meat becomes nice and brown.
3. Add all the sauces, pepper powder and salt and mix well. The stuffing is ready.
 
For the wrapper

1. Mix the flour, salt and knead it adding little water at a time to form a stiff dough.
2. Divide the dough into lemon sized balls.
3. Roll out the balls into thin chappatti.
4. Using a small bottle cap or a cookie cutter, cut out small circles (about 3-4" diameter) of the rolled out dough.
5. Keep these wrappers ready to make the momos.
 
Making Momos

1. Take a rolled and cut out wrapper and apply a little bit of water on the edges.
2. Put a tblsp of the filling in the center.
3. Fold the wrapper over the filling and seal the edges forming a half moon shape. You could also make other shapes.
4. Place the momos on any steaming dish (like vegetable steamer, idli plates, dhokla stand)
5. Steam on medium flame for 15 minutes.
6. Serve hot with some spicy chutney, sauce or pickle.
 
 Tips
      - You could use store bought wonton wrappers and make momos instantly.

Make the wrapper


Place the stuffing in between


Fold it in moon shape and steam it

 
 



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