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Momo (Steamed Dumpling)


Ingredients (Serves 4 to 6)

  • - 4 cups: Wheat flour
  • - 750 gm: Meat minces
  • - 2 large: Onion, chopped
  • - 1 thumb-sized: Ginger, finely chopped
  • - 1 Teaspoon: Salt


  • - Mix well wheat flour with 2 cups of water and knead into a stiff paste, roll out on a floured board till it is very thin. The rolled dough should be about 2 feet square.
  • - Cut in circle with the rim of tea cup.
  • - Place a circle of dough on your left hand, slightly stretch the edges and place about a teaspoon of filling in the centre.
  • - Then with your right thumb and forefinger pleat the dough together over the centre of the meat, forming a pin-wheel design. Your left thumb is used to tuck the minced meat down as you go, and the dumpling turns on your palm as you pleat around it. A special steamer locally called moktu is required.
  • - Filled up dumplings are placed on oiled racks, slightly separated in the moktu.
  • - Bottom of the moktu is filled with water and steam the dumplings for 20-25 min.
  • - Momo is ready to serve hot.
  • - Momo is eaten with meat/vegetable soup, and tomato achar.