Sunday, August 04, 2013

Vegetarian momos

I never thought the day would come when I would make momos at home. I am very fond of momos - the soft, moist exterior and the juicy filling inside. The perfectly cooked and shiny looking momo is a complete meal in itself. However, I don't think I would have got around to making it if not for Blogging Marathon #31. The basic recipe that I have used is from Raks Kitchen and it came out so well that between the husband and me, we managed to polish off almost the entire batch of momos I made.

What you need: (Recipe source : Raks Kitchen)
For the outer cover :
All purpose flour/maida - 1 cup
Salt - to taste
Water - enough to knead into a smooth, pliable dough
Oil - 2 tsp

For the filling:
Cabbage - 1 cup, grated fine
Carrot - 1 large, grated
Onion - 1 large, thinly sliced
Garlic - 8 cloves, chopped fine
Ginger - 1 inch piece, julienned
Salt - to taste
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

To make the outer cover :
Take maida and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add water to it little by little and knead until you have a smooth, pliable, non-stickly dough. Add the oil and mix well. Cover and keep aside.

To make the filling:
Heat oil in a pan. Add the ginger and garlic. Stir fry on a high flame for a minute. Add in the chopped onion and saute until translucent. Add the rest of the vegetables and saute on high flame for 2-3 minutes, stirring every now and then to prevent burning. Add salt and soya sauce. Mix well and saute until the moisture evaporates.

To make the momos:
Divide the dough into ping-pong ball sized balls. On an oiled surface, roll each ball of dough into a thin circle. Place a tbsp of filling and shape into a semi-circle or a dumpling. Place the momos in a steamer or an idli pan and steam cook for 8-10 minutes. When the momos are done, the outer cover will look shiny and translucent.

Serve hot with a spicy and tangy sauce.


Srivalli said...

All the momos are making me want to make them's been a while since making it and I remember we also enjoyed it..very nice for first time Jay..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Such an inviting dish! Love the glossy look the momo's have from steaming :)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Delicious momos. Need to try them soon...

Sapana Behl said...

Wonderful moms , will try out soon !!

Priya Suresh said...

Love the texture of the momos, would love to enjoy this momos simply with sweet chilly sauce.

Preeti Garg said...

Delicious snack

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

momos are looking perfectly made!!! very tempting!!

Denny said...

Love the momos..I have never tried making them. Now I have to try.

Pavani N said...

Never tried momos at home, it sounds lengthy, but I'm sure it is worth every minute of it.. Looks yummy!!

Preetha Soumyan said...

Momos are just perfectly done...Looks delicious

Kumudha said...

I'm so happy that these momos are vegan!

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Harini-Jaya R said...

Looks perfect..

Sreevalli E said...

Yummy momos..

Archana Vivek said...

This looks lovely and has come out perfect

Archana Vivek said...

This looks lovely and has come out perfect

Bharathy said...

You have made them very well jeyashree :) I will also try since we love momos ..wishing you too a great year ahead!

Bharathy said...

You have made them very well jeyashree :) I will also try since we love momos ..wishing you too a great year ahead!

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