Momo (Steamed Dumpling)

Posted on October 17, 2020

Momo (Steamed Dumpling)



  1. Mix  flour with 2 cups of water and knead in a stiff paste, roll out on a floured board till it is very thin.
  2. The rolled dough should be about 2 feet square.
  3. Cut in circle with the rim of tea cup.
  4. Place a circle of dough on your left hand, slightly stretch the edges and place about a teaspoon of filling in the
  5. Then with your right thumb and forefinger pleat the dough together over the centre of the meat, forming a pin-wheel design. 
  6. Your left thumb is used to tuck the minced meat down as you go, and the dumpling turns on your palm as you pleat around it. 
  7. A special steamer locally called "moktu" is required.
  8. Filled up dumplings are placed on oiled racks, slightly separated in the
  9. Bottom of the "moktu" is filled with water and steam the dumplings for 20-25 min.
  10. Momo is ready to serve.
  11. Serve Momo with meat/vegetable soup, and tomato pickles.

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