The healthiest momo: cabbage wrapped pork momo (dumpling)!

Hello all!

Today I am sharing a new recipe of cabbage wrapped pork momo (dumpling). Generally, we make dumpling wrapper from some kind of flour. But I’ve replaced that with cabbage wraps. I think it is an amazing combination. I made it on my weekend at my sister’s home who like pork. They say that this dumpling is particularly delicious because it is much more juicy. But you can also easily replace the stuffing with vegetables to make it a vegetable dumpling instead.

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Healthy cabbage wrapped momo makes you love momo that much more.

So, let’s start.

Ingredients for dumpling stuffing:

  1. Pork minced meat 1kg
  2. Chopped onion 500 gm
  3. Ginger garlic paste 2 tablespoons
  4. Spring onion 1 bunch chopped
  5. Fresh cilantro leaves 1 small bunch chopped
  6. Momo masala 1 spoon
  7. Turmeric powder half spoon
  8. Salt to taste

Ingredients for the wrapping

  1. One whole large cabbage weighing about 1 kg
  2. Toothpick (optional)

Clockwise: chopped onion, pork kima (minced pork meat), chopped spring onion, chopped cilantro leaves, ginger garlic paste

Directions:

Step 1: First, transfer all the ingredients of the stuffing onto a large bowl. I am using the momo steamer here to mix it.

All 8 ingredients for the stuffing in one bowl

Step 2: Mix them thoroughly. Since I am using the steamer to mix them, I transferred the mixed stuffing to another tighter bowl.

The stuffing is ready

Step 3: Now, boil the whole cabbage in a pot of water. The leaves will come out much easily once we boil it. It also becomes pliant and soft which makes it easy to wrap. Let it boil for 10 minutes. Step 4: Remove the boiled cabbage from the water. Allow it to cool enough that we can work with it. Gently peel off the cabbage leaves. Cut off the hard veins and parts as necessary.

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Momo (dumpling) without steamer.

I have been experimenting in my kitchen with limited resources during this lockdown. So here is another product that I am happy with. I wanted to have momo for dinner but I don’t have a momo steamer. So, I decided to be a little inventive. I not only had steam momo but also kothe (brown on one side steam on the other). And then I also had soup. So here is the recipe for 3 different styles of momo during lockdown when you don’t have a proper dumpling steamer or momo bhada.

Ingredients for dough

1. 3 cups of white flour (maida)

2. Water as required

3. A pinch of salt pinch

Instructions for dough

Add flour in a large bowl and add salt. Mix well and add water and knead the dough. After kneading, cover the dough with clean cloth or wrap plastic bag. Let is sit for 30 minutes.

Ingredients for vegetable momo stuffing:

1. Paneer ( cottage cheese) 200 gm.

2. Cabbage 200 gm.

3. Carrot 200 gm.

4. Onion 2 piece.

5. Garlic 3 pieces.

6. Ginger 1 small piece.

7. Spring onion 1 bunch if possible.

8. Oil or butter 2 tea tablespoon.

9. Salt to taste.

10. momo masala 1 tea tablespoon.

11. Green chilly 3 pieces.

Instructions for stuffing

Step 1. Heat pan and add oil or butter. When it heats up, add onion, garlic, ginger and chilly. Step 2. Fry until light brown. Add chopped cabbage, chopped carrot, and fry for 5 minutes. Add momo masala, salt, and then add grated paneer. Step 3. Remove from heat and mix well. Let it cool. Step 4. On a flat surface, roll the dough into a thin sheet. Make circle shape for wrappers by cutting with a cup. Step 5. Now, add the stuffing onto the wrapper and pinch to make dumpling shapes as you like. Here’s a video to illustrate how to wrap momos if you are a beginner.

Step 6. Now to cook it, this is my setup. Because I have a steamer basket from a rice cooker, I used that. I put some water in a frying pan and then added my momo on the steamer basket. I then put the steamer basket on top of the frying pan. Then I covered it with a lid. The photos make my setup clear. Steam the momo for 10 to 15 minutes or until the dough becomes soft.
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How to Make Home Made Chicken Chilly Momo (C Momo)?

Hello all friends!

Today I am sharing recipe of how to make home made chicken chilly momo (chilly dumpling). If you are thinking what to make for khaja (snacks) any time, we can make many items even from momo like steam momo, kothe momo (browned on one side), fried momo and chilly momo. The filling mixture can also be as different as you like. Here for this recipe, I am using mince chicken meat. You can serve for your special  guests and friends. If you are thinking to make something new, quick and easy, make this. I really enjoy making this dish. It looks so nice too.

Ingredients  

  1.  White  flour 1 kg
  2. Water as required for kneading dough
  3. Dice cut capsicum 200 mg
  4. Dice cut red onion 200 gm
  5. Dice cut tomato big 200 gm
  6. Dark soy sauce 2 tbsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Black pepper 1/2 tbsp
  9. Red chilli paste 1 tbsp
  10. Coriander leaves or spring onion for garnish

Mixture for filling

  1.  Mince chicken breast  500 gm
  2. Red onion 250 gm
  3. Butter 200 gm
  4. Meat masala 50 gm
  5. Ginger garlic paste  100 gm
  6. Coriander leaf 1 bunch 50 gm
  7. Salt to taste

Direction for dough

First take a medium large container and mix the flour and water very well, knead and keep adding water until you make a pretty smooth ball of dough. Then knead the dough very well until soft.  Now leave your dough in the pot or wrapping by cling film foil. You shout not let the dough dry out, or it will be hard to roll so always cover it with plastic or foil.2.

Directions for mixture

Take a bowl and add the chicken mince. You can chop chicken breast by hand if you prefer. But its easier to buy the minced meat in market. I also bought minced meat in a market for this particular blog post. Add all the above mentioned ingredients for mixture except butter.Now heat a pan and melt the butter. When it melts, add it in the above the mixture and add the salt. Mix all the ingredients properly by spatula or hand. If you are using hand you should wear gloves. 3. Directions for making Momo

Place the dough on large chopping board and use rolling pin to roll it out quite thinly. Cut out small circular dough by a sharp edged bowl or glass. Put the momo filling in center and start wrapping up those momos. Pinch the edges of the dough together from one side, and you should continue pinching around the circle little by little, keeping your thumb in place , and continue along the edge of the circle  with your finger grabbing the next little piece of dough.4 Directions of deep fry momo:

Heat oil in medium heat. Add momo one by one into hot oil until they turn golden brown. Remove momo from the oil after they turn golden brown. 5. Directions for frying with vegetables

Heat a large pan and add oil. Don’t add too much oil because it is already deep fried. Once the oil heats up, first add chopped onion, and then fry for a few minutes. Then add chopped capsicum and chopped tomatoes. Fry for a few minutes and then add fry momo. Stir well. Then add soy sauce, salt and sprinkle black pepper.

Add sprig onions or freshly chopped onion leaves.

 

The chicken chilly momo is ready. Enjoy hot!

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