Chicken Momo Nepali Style

By Shova Rai
Contributed by Dipenra Rai
Momo making is a family event. If all the family members are helping around you can make momo faster, have fun and loads of conversation. If working alone it may take you 5 hours to prepare this recipe. Word of advice: make it a family event. Momo goes very well with aachar. I also have a recipe for padinako aachar. Check it out.
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Yes that's me making the moms @suzata :)
022e7d20a910   •  24 Mar   •  Report
That's your hand. I mean you are making momo. Dipenra :)
19442ae50dda   •  23 Mar   •  Report
Thank you, Phillip. You should try making it. Will take some time and effort but the end result is just mouth watering.
022e7d20a910   •  21 May   •  Report
Nice recipe, Dipenra!
Phillip Bensaid   •  21 May   •  Report
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Ingredients for 10 servings

4 cups all purpose flour

1 cups water

1 lbs chicken minced

1/2 cup finely chopped green onions

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantros

1 cups finely chopped onions

3 tbsp soy

2 tsp salt

2 tsp finely grinded pepper

2 tbsp canola vegetable oil



Make a dough out of 4 cups of all purpose flour and approximately 1 cups of water


Make couple of big round balls from the dough and roll them to about .5mm thin. Don't make it too thick because it will take longer to cook and won't taste as good.


You can use a round dough cutter or any round objects, which are approximately 3 inches in diameter with sharp cutting edge, to make round warps out of the rolled dough balls.


Mix the chicken, green onions, cilantros, onions, soy, salt, pepper and vegetable oil in a bowl. Mix them well to make them your momo filler.


Place about 1 tbsp of the filler at the center of the warps.


Now this is the tricky part. You will have to enclose the filler in the warps by joining their ends. Making the wave pattern takes some training. But you also simply join the two ends together. The idea is to trap the juice from the filler, which is extracted while cooking, inside the filler.


Here is how it looks after the filler is warped.


Did I mention you need a steamer. Yes you will need one. You can get them in Chinese goods store. They are not expensive. Any kind of steamer will do. Fill the steamer with water and get it to a boiling point.


Arrange the momos inside the steamer. To prevent it from sticking to the base of the steamer you can lightly spread oil on the steamer bottom before placing the moms.


Steam the momos for about 30mins. Make sure they are fully cooked. You can use a toothpick to test it. When you prick the mono and take it out if you still see dough residues on the toothpick then it's most likely not cooked.

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