Momos with Red Chutney

Native to Tibet and Sikkim, Momos have become a popular dish that can be enjoyed any time of the day! It is very similar to the gyoza in Japan or the mandu in Korea.In Bangalore, where I lived for over 4 years, Momos are sold at the corner of every second street by our north eastern brethren ! There was not a single day when my roommate and I did not crave for some hot momos and walked down the street in the evenings to have a plate. Its been months since I left the hostel and felt nostalgic. That is when I decided, lets make some momos! So. here it is…

Ingredients: 

Makes 24 momos.

For the filling:

  • 1/2 kg chicken (minced)
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbs ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs pepper powder
  • 1 lime
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1 tbs oil
  • salt to taste
  • handful coriander for garnish

*In case of Vegetarian momos, all you have to do is replace the chicken mince with finely chopped cabbage. Every thing else remains the same!!*

For the coating:

  • 1 and a half cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 cup water ( add or subtract the water as per consistancy)

For the Red chutney:

  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tomato
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs vinegar
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbs oil

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Method:

For the momos:

Knead the flour, oil, salt together until batter is formed. Let it rest under a wet cloth.

For the filling:

Wash the chicken mince. Add the lime juice and pepper powder and boil.

Once it starts to cook, add the ginger garlic paste.

In another pan, heat the oil, add the garlic. once the garlic has fried, throw in the onion and green chillies. Then add the chicken mince and fry till the water has evaporated. add salt to taste. garnish with coriander. Keep aside for cooling.

For the Red chutney:

De-seed the red chillies and soak in warm water for 20 mins.

Boil the Tomato for 10 minutes. Drain the water out of the chilles and add the chilles to the boiling water along with the tomato. Boil for another 3 mins. Drain the water and keep aside for cooling.

Once the tomato had cooled down, peel the skin and discard. Grind the tomato and chillies along with the vinegar and sugar. In a saucepan, saute the garlic in oil. Add this into the blender and make smooth paste. Fry this smooth paste in one tbs oil and keep stiring.

Finally the momos,

check out this link, for different ways to wrap!

 

Once the momos are ready and wrapped, the only thing left is steaming them!

Steam for 15 mins! And your momos are ready to be served!! 😀

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