Delicious chicken momos recipe 1.1

Delicious Chicken Momos Recipe

Introduction

Looking for a yummy plate of hot spicy Chicken Momo? Then we have the best recipe that you can make at home too without putting in much effort. Momos have slowly become one of the most popular food items among youngsters, and the best feature of the dumplings of joy is that they are super easy to make at home!

Whether you want to make the classic chicken momos or your own veg momos with a mixed vegetable stuffing, momos are definitely a trend nowadays. Just hearing the word “momos” is enough to make our mouths water, but did you know that the name is actually derived from a Chinese word that means ‘steamed bread‘?

Chicken momos, these days, are cooked with a variety of different methods such as deep-frying, pan-frying and tandoori. Read on to find a delicious recipe for chicken momos using seasoned chicken that is as easy as ABC to prepare. A favorite recipe among non-vegetarians, these momos go best with a hot chili sauce.

Ingredients for Chicken momos Recipe

  • 50 gm all purpose flour      
  • 1 tablespoon refined oil     
  • water as required   
  • 1 large onion       
  • 1 inch ginger              
  •  300 gm boiled chicken 
  • 1 green chili  
  • salt as required      
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

Steps to make Chicken Momos

Step 1

Chicken Momo is a dish that hardly needs an introduction. It is a super easy dish to prepare at home without much effort. Here’s how you get started with making delicious chicken momos. To start with, rinse the veggies and chicken in lukewarm water to make sure they are clean. Then use a clean chopping board to chop the vegetables into fine pieces and keep them aside.

Step 2 

Boil the chicken and then shred it as well. Boil the chicken in a pan or pressure cooker, with a tinge of salt and pepper. In case you’re looking for more of an aroma, you can add a small teaspoon of ginger and chilli paste. You will also enjoy this if you like the taste of garlic. After that, shred the chicken into pieces and keep it aside.

Step 3 

Get the dough and filling for the momos ready. Take a deep mixing bowl and pour some refined oil in it followed by all-purpose flour and salt. Add enough water and mix well, then knead into a soft dough. Make sure you knead well and no lumps remain. Take another mixing bowl and add in the shredded chicken and chopped vegetables. Mix well and combine everything together. Then, put soy sauce in the chicken mix and stir well. The dough is prepared, now rolls small balls out of it.

Step 4 

Roll the balls flat and fill them with your chicken stuffing, then steam for 20 minutes.Flatten the balls into a square shape with your rolling pin and add the chicken and veggies filling at the center. Fold the edges close together and secure them to make a momo. Repeat this with as many balls as there are. Place the prepared momos into a steamer for about 20 minutes or till they become soft and tender. 

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Delicious Momos Across India

McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

McLeod Ganj is home to 1,00,000 Tibetan refugees making it the largest Tibetan hub in India. With such a large population of Tibetans, it is no wonder that the place serves some of the most delectable momos out there. So McLeod Ganj is also known as “little Lhasa”. Besides killer chicken and vegetable momos, if you are lucky you may also find peanut butter and chocolate momos here. 

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is the white crown of Bengal and is filled with smells of delightful momos just as much as fresh air and snow. Along with momos, you can also find many other Tibetan dishes here.

Gangtok, Sikkim

The people of Sikkim are as well-known for their love of momos as for cleanliness. Their momos, stuffed with vegetables and minced meat, are lip-smacking and can be eaten at any time of the day. 

Dehradun-Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

The doon valley is filled with momo lovers so they also supply some of the best momos. A major crowd favorite for years now is the combination of momos and Wonton Soup (a unique soup with momos).

Nainital, Uttarakhand

We’ve all been to Nainital for a boat ride in the famous Naini Lake to escape from the heat of summer in the plains. Sure, having roasted corn on the side of the road is a treat in itself, but eating hot steaming momos in the Tibetan market is a source of joy too. 

Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

For all meat lovers, the moon-shaped, smeared in butter Yak meat momos are a speciality in Spiti. If you’re fortunate you can get some of the tastiest momos here in your guesthouse prepared by the help there.

The Magic Of Momos

Momos have many variations now, some more bizarre than others. Instead of just simple steamed momos, they are now cooked in gravies or tadkas. For instance, you have the tandoori momo which is fiery red.

Today, the dish that is supposed to have made its way to India across the Himalayas from Tibet is as integral a part of our food vocabulary as, say, the South Indian vada or the Mumbai pav bhaji, the Bengali puchka or the North India papri chaat.

These delicious little dumplings, known as momos or dim sums, are something people all over the world love and we are so grateful for this steamed wonder. Perhaps the most popular Asian food that everyone craves, momos are a staple of many diets and a favorite for others. 

With this article you now know the best way to both prepare and enjoy your momos, so be sure to try out the recipe whenever you can! For more details feel free to reach out to Delhi Deli Cafe

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