DIY – Chicken Momos Recipe
Momos are undoubtedly one of the easy snack recipes that you can make at home. Be it the veg momos, which are made using several vegetables or the chicken momos, they have become a trend these days. The word ‘momos’ itself can make anyone’s mouth water and comes from the Chinese loanword word ‘momo’ which means ‘steamed bread’. Having its origin in Tibet, this snack recipe is quite similar to Chinese dumplings. It’s one of the irresistible street foods and munching on it can never get boring! These dumplings are soft and juicy, and are traditionally steamed. However, these days the momos are cooked using various methods such as frying, pan-frying and tandoori.
- 450 gm all purpose flour
- 1 green chilli
- 300 gm boiled chicken
- 1 tablespoon refined oil
- 1 large onion
- salt as required
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- water as required
Step 1/4 Chop The Vegetables And Wash Chicken
Chicken Momos is one such dish, which needs no introduction. However, it is pretty easy to prepare it at home without putting in much efforts. Here’s how you go about preparing it at home: To begin with rinse the veggies and chicken with lukewarm water, this will remove the adulterants. Then take a clean chopping board, chop the vegetables separately and keep them aside.
Step 2/4 Boil The Chicken And Then Shred Well
Then take a pan or a pressure cooker and boil the chicken, with a pinch of salt and pepper. If you want to make it aromatic, you can add a small teaspoon of ginger and chili paste. If you like the flavour of garlic, you can add a small teaspoon of garlic paste. Once done, carefully shred the boiled chicken into fine pieces. Keep them aside.
Step 3/4 Prepare The Dough And Filling For Chicken Momos
Now, take a deep mixing bowl and add refined oil in it followed by all purpose flour and salt. Mix well with enough water and knead the mixture into a smooth dough. Knead well and ensure that no lumps are formed. Take another mixing bowl and add shredded chicken followed by chopped vegetables, mix well and combine everything together. Then, add soy sauce to the chicken mix and stir well. Now take the prepared dough and roll out small balls out of it.
Step 4 / 4 Flatten The Dough Balls And Fill It With Chicken Stuffing, And Steam For 20 Minutes
Using a rolling pin, flatten the balls in a square shape and add the chicken and veggies stuffing in the center. Bring the edges close and secure them to make a momo. Repeat this step with the remaining balls. Transfer the prepared momos in a steamer and steam for 20 minutes or until they turn soft and tender. To make it more flavoursome, add the aromatic Chicken stock. Serve fresh and hot with your choice of chutney or dip.