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Chicken Momos

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Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and other Himalayan states of India. My first rendezvous withMomos was during our stay in Sikkim. It was another ‘Love at first bite’ for me. Though there are fried as well as steamed versions of Momos, my personal favourite is the steamed version. Shaping a Momo is an art in itself and it takes some experience to shape them beautifully. I just love watching those experts make Momos so deftly. Wish I were so quick !!! :-P.

Momos can have fillings of Chicken, Mutton or Veggies, as per one’s preference. The recipe I am sharing with you is for the chicken filling. I have illustrated the process, step by step, for easy understanding.

Chicken Momos

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Chicken Momos
Momo is a type of dumpling native to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and other Himalayan states of India. You can make it with veg as well as non veg filling.
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Ingredients
For Chilli Sauce
For the covering
For the filling
Servings
Ingredients
For Chilli Sauce
For the covering
For the filling
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the filling. Keep aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour with salt and knead a soft dough adding adequate water. Cover the dough with a damp cloth. Apply oil lightly on the working surface. Take the dough and roll it out as thin as possible. Cut out 3" diameter circles using a cutter or any round edged bowl.
  3. Spoon small portions of the filling to the center of the circles. Bring all the edges together, to the center, making pleats. Pinch and twist the pleats to secure the stuffing. Arrange the prepared Momos on a greased steamer. .
  4. Cover with a lid and steam for about 10 minutes. Serve hot with a sauce of your choice. Ideally the best accompaniment for this is the chilli sauce, the recipe of which is given below. This recipe yielded about 12 momos.
  5. Soak the chillies in vinegar for about 10 minutes. Grind all the ingredients along with the soaked chillies and vinegar into a fine paste.
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  1. anonymous says:

    Thanks, can you please confirm which flour? Rice, Wheat or Refined baking flour?

  2. anonymous says:

    Thanks, can you please confirm which flour? Rice, Wheat or Refined baking flour?

  3. Mareena Jerrish says:

    It is Maida/refined flour

  4. Mareena Jerrish says:

    It is Maida/refined flour

  5. Sanjay says:

    Hi Mareena, One doesnt need to boil or fry the chicken concoction?? I mean before filling??

  6. Sanjay says:

    Hi Mareena, One doesnt need to boil or fry the chicken concoction?? I mean before filling??

  7. Mareena Jerrish says:

    No Sanjay. Since it is a mince, it will get cooked while being steamed. You can use cooked chicken as well.

  8. Mareena Jerrish says:

    No Sanjay. Since it is a mince, it will get cooked while being steamed. You can use cooked chicken as well.

  9. kokila says:

    can u tell an alternative for refined flour .Since the usage of maida is not healthy

  10. kokila says:

    can u tell an alternative for refined flour .Since the usage of maida is not healthy

  11. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hi Kokila,

    I am not sure if the taste will be authentic if you use any other flour in place of Maida.

  12. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hi Kokila,

    I am not sure if the taste will be authentic if you use any other flour in place of Maida.

  13. anonymous says:

    Mareena, just want to learn hoe do u get the pleats after putting the stuffing?Mine is not coming…..is there any special way of doing it….pl let me know!
    P

  14. anonymous says:

    Mareena, just want to learn hoe do u get the pleats after putting the stuffing?Mine is not coming…..is there any special way of doing it….pl let me know!
    P

  15. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hi,

    It is basically pinching the dough after making a small pleat. But it takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it.

  16. Mareena Jerrish says:

    Hi,

    It is basically pinching the dough after making a small pleat. But it takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it.

  17. Sherin says:

    Hi Mareena,
    I tried this recipe. came out really nice and yummy. My husband and my 3 year old son loved it. would definitely make it again.Planning to check out your other recipes too..would keep you posted..Thanks again..

  18. Sherin says:

    Hi Mareena,
    I tried this recipe. came out really nice and yummy. My husband and my 3 year old son loved it. would definitely make it again.Planning to check out your other recipes too..would keep you posted..Thanks again..

  19. NEELAKANTAN SADASIVAN says:

    Hi dear Mareena!Please accept me as an independent Admirer of your wonderful recipes.I make many of your recipes here for fun.And no doubt about it, I DO feel life is worth living thanks to them!

  20. NEELAKANTAN SADASIVAN says:

    Hi dear Mareena!Please accept me as an independent Admirer of your wonderful recipes.I make many of your recipes here for fun.And no doubt about it, I DO feel life is worth living thanks to them!

  21. MareenasRecipeCollections says:

    Thank you for your kind words Sir. Truly appreciate it 🙂

  22. MareenasRecipeCollections says:

    Thank you for your kind words Sir. Truly appreciate it 🙂

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