Nepalese foods are full of unique flavors and colorful ingredients. Among many Nepalese dishes, momo – the dumpling is one of the most popular food delights to try when you are in Nepal. Momo can be found of different varieties and different shapes and sizes that tantalize your taste bud. Everyone loves momo here. Kids love it, adults love it and it has become a national food. Not just Nepalese, even the travelers around the world love the taste of momo when they are in Nepal.
Momo is a simple recipe but has so many variations (both vegetarian or non-vegetarian) and styles that it has become a favorite food of everyone.
Here I would like to share with you the simple vegetarian momo which you can easily try at your home.
MoMo| Nepali Dumplings – The recipe
Filling Ingredients (4-6 persons)
- 2-3 boiled potatoes
- 1 cup carrots, finely chopped
- 1 cup cabbage, finely chopped
- 1 Cup Onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 3 teaspoon sunflower/ mustard oil
- Salt as per taste
- teaspoon red chilies powder
- teaspoon momo Masala
- 1⁄2 kg Tomatoes (roasted or grilled)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder (optional)
- 2-3 spoon of peanut powder or sesame powder(you can even use both depending upon your taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek (optional)
- 2 teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
- Salt as per taste
- Optional 1 teaspoon Chili powder
- Green Coriander
Directions Dough for wrappers:
- Add about 3 glasses of water, mix the flour properly to give the shape (dough) about 10-15 min.
- Cover and let stand for at least 10-20 minutes.
- For filling ingredients –mix all vegetables mentioned above in a large bowl. (Some ghee/ butter/ oil could be added. As it helps to make momos bit juicy)
- Add salt and spices (mentioned above)
- Time to play with dough: Take a small ball, roll between your palms to spherical shape. Dust working board with dry flour. On the board gently flatten the ball with your palm to about 2-in circle. Make a few semi-flattened circles, cover with a bowl. Use a rolling pin to roll out each flattened circle into a wrapper.
So, when are you going to try to make your favorite momo?