Monday, June 14, 2010
To make the wrappers :
3 cups of all purpose flour
3/4 + 3 tbsp water
Mix the flour water and knead it to a smooth dough. Cover the dough with a cling film and let it rest for 30 minutes.
For the filling :
120 gms of beef mince (you can substitute chicken/prawns/fish/veges of your choice)
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
4-5 lettuce leaves finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onions
3 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp oyster sauce
1/4 tsp salt
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl with your hands and keep it aside.
Take the dough , divide it into 16-18 equal parts to form balls. Now roll each balls to a small circular disc with the help of a rolling pin.
Take 2 tsp of the stuffing , place it in the center of the circular discs and shape them into round or crescent shaped momos.
Now to the main part shaping of the Momos, its a bit difficult in the beginning but once you get the knack it is so easy to make and looks beautiful. I'm sure you won't believe me if I say all these momos were shaped by Sabrina (my daughter).
For the Crescent shape Momos (as shown in the pic): hold the rolled out circular dough in your left hand and put 2 tsp of the filling in the center. Fold it into a semicircle pressing the edges.You will now have the basic crescent shape. Now pinch and fold along the curved edge of the semicircle. Start at one tip of the semicircle, fold over a very small piece of dough, pinching it down. Continue folding and pinching till the end.
In a steamer, add 4-5 cups of water. Let the water boil.
In the mean time arrange the momos on a lightly greased steamer plate leaving space in between as they will swell on steaming. Place them in a steamer and close the lid. Let them steam on high flame for 10 minutes.
Serve these succulent, juicy, yummy momos plain or enjoy it with your choice of sauce or chutney.