For those volunteers that may have mislayed their copies of Rekha’s (our cooking class teacher) Momo recipe, and for others that just want to try cooking a traditional Nepali dish:
|Our volunteers being shown how to cook some traditional
Nepali food by Rekha.
There are no quantities in this recipe because you can decide your preferred mix of vegetables, meat and spices.
1. Finely chop cooked potatoes, cabbage, onion, tomato and garlic. Mix in a bowl, if you would like meat momos add ground or chopped meat in the mixture. [For easier preparation, chop the ingredients in a mixer.]
2. Season the meat and vegetable mixture with masala spice, chili powder, turmeric and a generous amount of salt.
3. Mix flour and water to create a dough. Kneed the dough for approximately 10 minutes until it is soft, adding additional water and flour as necessary. When the dough is nearly done, dip your fingers in oil two to three times as you knead to put a small amount of oil in the dough. If you are going to let the dough sit out, cover it with plastic wrap so it does not dry out.
4. Roll out flat circles of dough approximately two to three inches wide and fill with the meat and vegetable mixture.
5. In a double boiler, create a vegetable or chicken broth. Store purchased broth will also work.
6. Place dumplings in the top of the double boiler, steam for 15 to 20 minutes, if you like you can pour the broth over the momos and eat the momos as a soup. Enjoy.
|Momo’s in the steamer. Yummy!