Meat Momos

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 10
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Nepali Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • For wrapper:
  • 3 cups - All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup - water
  • Pinch of salt
  • (Alternatively, buy egg roll wrapper )
  • For filling:
  • 1 lb - minced chicken/turkey/lamb/pork
  • 1 cup - onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup -green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup - cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup -diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp - garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp - fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 - fresh red chillies, minced
  • 4 tbsps - clarified butter
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Meat Momos

  • In a bowl, combine flour, salt and water. Mix well and knead until the dough becomes something like pizza dough. (Optional: Cover and let it stand for about one hour. Knead well again before making the wrappers.)
  • In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Mix well and adjust for seasoning with salt.
  • Give the dough a final knead. Prepare 1-inch dough balls. Take a ball and roll between your palms to spherical shape.
  • Dust working board with dry flour.
  • On the board, gently flatten the ball with your palm to a circle of about 2 inches. Make a few semi-flattened circles and cover with a bowl.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out each flattened circle into a wrapper.
  • For packing, hold wrapper on one palm, put one tbsp of filling mixture, and with the other hand, bring all edges together to the centre, making the pleats.
  • Pinch and twist the pleats to ensure the absolute closure of the stuffed dumpling. This holds the key to good tasting, juicy dumplings.
  • Heat up a steamer, oil the steamer rack well or put cabbage leaves on bottom. This prevents dumplings from sticking.
  • Close the lid and allow steaming until the dumplings are cooked (for about 10-15 mins).
  • Take the dumplings off the steamer.
  • Serve immediately with tomato pickle.