Momo (Steamed Dumpling)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 4 cups - wheat flour
  • 750 gm - meat minced
  • 2 - onion, chopped
  • 1 - ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - salt

How to Make Momo (Steamed Dumpling)

  • 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 tsp 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 mins.
  • Momo is ready to serve hot.
  • Momo is eaten with meat, vegetable soup or tomato achar.