Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Momo Mania!

After eating copious amounts of Momo's in the last few weeks here in Pokhara, some of the volunteers asked me if I could write the recipe down for them so they could make their own. I did one better!

Harriet busy smashing up the garlic
I set up Momo Making lessons! After a hard week at work, we headed down to Silk Road, one of our favourite hangouts and took over their kitchen. Lalit and Maila the chefs there were brillant at showing us what to do.

Traditionally Momo's are a Tibetan dish, but they are also very common here in Nepal. For those of you who haven't tried them before, they are similar to Chinese Dumplins.

After carefully chopping up the veg, preparing the dough and mixing the garlic and coriander in with the meat we then had to make the parcels. It is surprisngly difficult to get the momos into the perfect shape, Maila and Lalit made it look very easy, but believe me, it's not! After a few trys we were starting to get the hang of it.

Maila our chef showing us how it is done. He made it look much easier than it actually is
We opted to make 'Buff' (Water Buffalo) ones with a chilly sauce. Once they were all finished and in their parcels, they then get steamed to cook the meat inside.

Although I am slightly biased, I have to say, I haven't had Momo's that good in a very long time!

If you want to make your own, you will need :
Everyone getting stuck in


  1. Wrapper: 
    • Plain flour (2 cups)
    • Water
     2.  Filling:
  • Minced meat - 500 gms (Can be chicken, buff or pork)
  • Minced Onions
  • 1 tbsp Crushed ginger
  • 1-2 tbs Crushed Garlic
  • Coriander chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala
  • 2 tbs. Oil
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