So maybe I forgot to tell you that I just took a short trip to India. Well, I did. And that is how this love affair with Momo started.
Who is Momo? Momo is a bite sized steamed dumpling filled with veggies or chicken and served with a spicy tomato chili sauce for dipping. Available on the street, Momo is cheap and satisfying. Maybe this is the reason I encountered Momo and can’t stop thinking about him/her/it. And I am sure that if you met Momo, you would feel the same way.
So as I mentioned, my trip to India was short. Far too short to appropriately relish in my new found relationship with Momo. So, upon my return to Dubai, I decided that I needed to take our relationship into my own hands if we would survive through this separation. I had to recreate Momo in my own home.
This is how our relationship survived the distance. I assure you, I will go back to India to visit Momo, but until then, we will have to make it work. I encourage all of you to make friends with Momo. Try this recipe and you might find yourself on the next flight to India...
Makes 36 Momos
500 gm Plain wheat flour
For the Filling
Steam for about 15 minutes from fresh or 20-25 minutes from frozen.
Serve hot with Spicy Tomato Sauce.
Mince the green chillies. Then place them in a mortar and grind with the rock salt until it is like a paste. Crush the tomatoes and add to mortar with chilis. Mix well and let sit for a few hours.
Combine flour, oil and salt in a bowl, mix well. Add enough water to make it a soft dough. Cover and set aside