Steamed Vegetable and Paneer Momos

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Dilli ki sardi and prem momos stall k chicken momos 😍 Oh!! How I miss them both. We don’t get very good momos in here in Hyderabad so I make it at home sometimes. Its quite a time taking process but totally worth it. The recipe is easy, its just the folding part which is takes a little time. Please check the recipe below.

Ingredients:

For the dough:

1 cup maida
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp oil
Warm water to knead

For stuffing:

1/2 cup grated and squeezed cabbage
1/2 cup paneer, grated or crumbled
1/4 cup bell pepper, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
5 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
Ginger, grated
Green chilly as per taste
Salt to taste

For red chutney:

2 Tomatoes
1 green chilly
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp mustard oil
Salt to taste
2 tsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

Method:

First prepare the dough: Combine maida, salt and oil together, using little water at a time bind them together to form a soft dough. Keep it covered with a wet cloth and let it rest till further use.

For the stuffing: Mix together all the ingredients, adjust seasoning and keep aside.

Now shaping the momos: Divide the dough into 14 equal size. Take one part, give it a round shape using ur hands and roll it using a rolling pin as thin as possible (Just the way you make rotis). Fill some stuffing in the center of the circle, lift both the sides and seal them together as shown in the picture. Keep aside and cover with a wet cloth. Follow the same steps for all the 13 portions.

Once done, steam the momos in the momo stand or Idli stand for 15 minutes in medium flame. Serve hot immediately with chutney.

For the chutney:

Take some water in a pressure cooker. Add tomatoes, garlic and chilly and pressure cook it for 1 whistle. Switch off the flame after 1 whistle and let the pressure release on its own. Once the cooker opens, take out the tomatoes, garlic and chilly, let it cool a little. Once cooled, blend it in a mixer to smooth paste without adding any water. Take out in a bowl, add salt, mustard oil and coriander leaves. Mix and serve.

NOTES:

* You can also use only paneer, ginger, coriander leaves and green chillies in the stuffing to make paneer momos.

* Increase the spice level as per your taste by adding more chillies to both the chutney and stuffing. This recipe gives you normal spice.

* Don’t skip using coriander leaves in both the chutney and stuffing. It enhances the taste.

* You can adjust the stuffing according to your preference and availability of ingredients.

*You can also add grated garlic to the stuffing if you like the flavour.

* Adding mustard oil to chutney is optional, you can skip it completely.

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