Ye Dil Mange MOMO

What do you do on a weekend ,when its drizzling and the gloomy atmosphere adds on to the lethargy? I always find it difficult to keep my spirits high in monsoon. Rainy days may seem perfect when all you have to do is stay tucked in your bed and enjoy the downpour with a hot cup of coffee. But then that's the last thing on mind for a person like me. So as always i prefer to experiment in the kitchen to beat the blues.And tadaaaaa ,the boredom and lethargy is gone.

Off late my husband has become a fan of Momos so i wanted to try it for a quite a long time . As the dish is steamed and the stuffing has a lot of veggies, it proves to be a healthier option. Also, you can experiment a lot with the ingredients as per your choice and off course their availability. If you serve it to a sadashiv pethi ,i am sure he is going to call it 'tikhat ukdiche modak ' LOL... Jokes apart, the first attempt turned out quite well but you guys have to excuse its shape :-P .
Take a look at my version of the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup Wheat flour 
  • 1 tblspn Rice flour
  • 1 tspn Salt
  • 1 tspn Oil
For Stuffing:
  • Finely chopped Cabbage-1 katori
  • Finely chopped Carrot- 1 small katori
  • Crushed Green peas/ Green Chana- 1 small katori (soaked overnight)
  • Finely chopped Spring onion- 3-4 springs
  • Finely chopped Garlic Cloves- 1 tspn
  • Pepper Powder- 1 tspn
  • Soya Sauce - 1 tspn
  • Oil- 1 tspn
  • Salt to taste
Preparation Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 20-25 mins

Makes: 12-15 momos

  • Mix flour ,salt and oil . Add water to make a dough . Keep it aside for 10 mins
  • For the stuffing, heat oil in a pan . Add chopped garlic and onions and saute for 2 mins
  • Add chopped veggies and stir on high flame for 4-5 mins
  • Add crushed chana and spring onions and stir for another 2-3 mins
  • Now add pepper powder , salt and soy sauce and stir for 2 mins. Keep it aside and let it cool down
  • Make small disks of the dough by rolling to a thin layer
  • Keep some stuffing in the middle
  • Fold from all sides to make a modak like shape. You can also make them in half moon shape
  • Steam them for 5-7 minutes
  • Serve hot with schezwan sauce or chilli sauce
 You can also used paneer, chicken or even noodles for the stuffing  .

Try this today and give a healthy treat to your taste buds . Stay tuned for the schezwan sauce recipe. HAPPY COOKING !

Chandana Mungre Kashid
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