Who doesn’t like to bite into steaming hot plate of Momos during a shivery wintertime?
Names may diverge around the boundaries but the enjoyment remain the same. There was a time when there were only a few food joints keeping this unexplored recipe. However, it has always been a staple dish in Nepal, Bhutan and the Himalayan states of India.
Since 10 years from now, the culture outset to flood in the north region of India. I cannot neglect that shop where I was bound to go if I am out and relish on those piping hot roundels. Imagine a place where you get out hopping in the market and you do not see even a single counter paired to which a cute short-heighted guy is setting up his steamer with disfigured hairstyles making a style statement out of it. I am sure we can’t imagine such a place.
Momos is like a generation right now in India at least! We Indians are taking it as a project, It’s like an alien species came to earth and there is no shortage of laboratories all over the landscape .(Here by labs I mean numerous restaurants) [sce emoji=”bowled”/] Each one is performing experiments to pull out the crest of inventiveness. There are countless restaurants, food trucks and street side stalls who are having their own version. But one thing needs to be said here, that YES, We have successfully accomplished the mission of composing the Indianised version of this Tibetan/ Chinese cuisine. [sce emoji=”trophy”/]. Plenty of transformations are available in market like Afghani Momos, Tandoori Momos, Chilli Garlic Gravy Momos and the list is on going ! I have been to so many restaurants wherein the signature dish is a Momo. The modification has been done to mould it into something more entreating and there are varieties to it and its flawless, trust me dearie!
I am sure you all must be fantasizing of your go-to spot where you bask them most. Even my mouth gets watered when I plug into those childish cravings. Doesn’t matter how and what your mom has cooked, “hmm to chatore hain, Bahar ka zarur khaenge”. Time flies, and now we crave to have that home cooked Maa ke haath ka swaad. Nevertheless, I try to cook as much as I can at my home here in Delhi. You won’t trust me, Whenever I feel like I am not able to understand what m I missing on! I go and make hot Momos with super spicy chutney(dip). The chutney was absent from the whole conversation which is no less than a crime if we are chattering about Momos. This super spicy garlic-dried red chilli sauce is the sparkle of this lively dish and see we are daring to miss on the show-stopper.
I tried to create a simple yet sumptuous recipe which we all can try at our homes and just enjoy the weather going cozy in our blankets [sce emoji=”smile”/]
- 200 gm Grated cabbage
- 80 gm Grated Carrot
- 5-8 Super Thinly Sliced French Beans
- 1/2 Medium Size Red/ White Onion
- 1-2 Spring Onion Bulb Optional
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp Soya Sauce
- 1 tsp Crushed Black Pepper
- 1 cup All purpose Flour
- 1 tsp salt
- Water as required to knead a stiff dough
- For Red Chutney/ Dipping Sauce
- 1 tomato
- 12-15 Red Dried Chillies
- 1 inch Ginger
- 4-5 Garlic cloves
- Salt to taste
- Spring Onion roughly chopped optional
- Please refer to the video for detailed instructions.