Momos are made with a simple flour-and-water dough where the dough is fashioned into small circular flat pieces. The filling is then enclosed either in a round pocket or in a half moon shape or crescent. The dumplings are then cooked by steaming and served hot with a soup or tomato-chilli dip. They can be pan fried or deep fried afterwards.
Ingredients for vegetarian steamed momo
- All purpose flour (maida)– 3 cups
- Water- as per requirement(to knead the dough)
- Onion – 1 (chopped)
- Ginger – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
- Garlic – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Pepper – ½ tsp
- Spring onions – 1 tsp(chopped)
- Paneer(cottage cheese) – 2 tbsp(lightly smashed)
- Oil– 1½ tsp
Procedure for preparing veg steamed momo
Mix together the flour,1 tsp oil and enough water to knead it into a dough. Keep aside the dough covered properly so that it doesn’t dry out and let the dough set for 30 minutes.
While the dough is setting make the filling by heating a pan with ½ tsp oil and add onion,ginger,garlic,spring onions, paneer, ½ tsp salt and pepper and sautÃ© for two minutes and remove from flame.
Now knead the dough again before rolling them out to make wrappers. Then make small balls of the dough and roll them out into small circles of 2 inches diameter (make sure that the centre of the wrapper is thicker than the sides.
Now take a wrapper in your palm and add 1 tsp of the filling and then fold the wrapper in the shape of a half moon and then pinch the sides to seal the filling and thereby making a design with pleats. Now grease the a double boiler properly and then put these momos and steam for 10-15 minutes.
Your momos are ready to be served hot with Tomato and chilli dip.