Chicken momos with chutney

Chicken momos are actually steamed chicken dumplings. Here, minced chicken are flavored with vegetables, soy sauce and other ingredients to make a filling. This filling is then stuffed inside a thin flour dough and is then cooked by steaming. The fillings are very easy to prepare. This snack is a popular street food found in the North eastern part of India, Nepal and Tibet. Momos can be served with mint chutney or chilli garlic chutney.

Chicken momos are a great snack during all the seasons of the year. These are perfect starters for any parties. The juicy chicken fillings along with veggies and herbs used inside these dumplings makes us to munch it at any time of the day. There are many versions of recipes for momos. Momos can be both steamed or fried. Today, I am sharing the recipe of steamed momos.

Now, you can also make street style dumplings or momos with this super easy recipe at your comfort. You can make the dough, pleat it and fill the momos with vegetarian or chicken stuffings. Finally you will get a healthy and delicious snack at your home.

The dough is made using all purpose flour, salt and oil. You can substitute all purpose flour with wheat flour for a healthier version of recipe. But the actual taste of momos comes up with the use of all purpose flour only. If you are filling the momos with vegetables alone, it is better to saute them in oil before stuffing. Else, water comes out from the vegetables during steaming and finally we will be getting soggy momos.

Momos chutney are also very simple to prepare. You can make it easily with minimum ingredients at your home. The only thing you need to do is to soak the kashmiri red chilli in hot water. Then blend it along with tomatoes and other ingredients to a fine paste.

Enjoy preparing this easy recipe of hot momos and fiery red chutney once in a while at your home.

Ingredients for Momos

1. For dough :

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Water – as needed to make a dough

2. For fillings :

  • Boneless chicken – 500g
  • Finely chopped onions – 1
  • Finely chopped cabbage – 1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped carrot – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilli chopped- 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce – 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves chopped – 2 teaspoon
  • Salt – as needed

Ingredients for Momos Chutney :

  • Kashmiri red chilli, soaked in hot water – 5
  • Dry red chilli – 3
  • Chopped tomatoes – 2
  • Garlic pods – 5
  • Vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – as needed

Method of preparation :

Preparation of momos :

1. For dough :

  • Mix all purpose flour, oil and salt.
  • Add water gradually and knead the dough for 5 minutes till it becomes soft.

2. For fillings :

  • Pressure cook the chicken pieces by adding salt and turmeric powder.
  • Crush the cooked chicken using a mixer grinder.
  • Take a large bowl and mix cabbage, carrot, onion, crushed chicken, green chilli, ginger garlic paste, pepper powder, soy sauce, coriander leaves and salt.
  • Mix well everything and keep the chicken filling aside.
Chicken fillings

3. To make chicken momos :

  • Roll the dough into small balls.
  • Now roll these balls to flat and thin circular shapes, similar to poori.
  • Place the chicken fillings in the centre and start folding from one side.
  • Seal the top portion by gently pressing it.
  • Boil water in a steamer and then steam cook these momos for 25 to 30 minutes.
Momos are kept in steamer
  • Our chicken momos are ready to serve.

Preparation of Chutney :

  • In a blender, grind the soaked kashmiri chilli, dry red chilli, tomatoes, salt, sugar, vinegar and garlic to a fine paste.
  • Transfer the chutney to a bowl and serve it with the prepared hot momos.

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