Veg. momos with chutney
Momos are now a famous roadside snacks in India. When I was in Gurgaon, there was one stall just at the corner of my colony road, and I used to have it very often. Actually the stall was at the colony gate and whenever I used to get back from work, I was so tempted to have it. Many times, I used to even curse the stall waala that why on earth he is having the stall at our gate only, it was so tough to resist 😛
Okay, so lets move on to the recipe of this yummy snacks!
* All-purpose flour (maida) – 1 cup
* Salt – 1 pinch
* Oil – 1 tsp (optional)
* Vegetable of your choice (grated or very finely chopped) – 3 cups
Onion, mushroom, cabbage, carrot, tofu, broccoli, capsicum.
* Garlic – 2-3 (finely chopped)
* Soy sauce – 1 tbsp
* Salt – to taste
* Oil – 1 tbsp
* Green chilli (finely chopped) – 1/2-1 tsp
* Tomato – 1 medium sized
* Red chilli – 5-6
* Garlic – 4-5
* Salt – to taste
* Sugar – 1 pinch (optional- to cut down the sourness of the tomato)
* Vinegar – 1/2 tsp (optional)
* Take all the ingredients of the dough in a big bowl and mix well. Now make its dough with the help of water. Keep aside for 1/2 hour minimum.
* Now lets move on to the stuffing. Heat up oil in a wok and then add chopped garlic.
* After 1 minute, add the grated/chopped vegetables and green chilli.
* Cook for 2-3 minutes. Now add salt.
* Cook till the veg. are little soft (do not overcook, it should be crunchy).
* Now add soy sauce.
* Take it off the flame.
* Make small puris of the dough and place little stuffing on it and then close the puris to give it any shape you like.
* Steam it for around 20 minutes (check it in-between).
* Now for chutney, take tomato and red chilli in a saucepan and add water.
* Boil till the tomato is done.
* Take out the tomato and chilli. Let it cool a bit.
* Now in a mixer, take the tomato, red chilli & garlic and grind it with the help of little water.
* Add salt, vinegar & sugar and mix well.
It is all ready. Serve hot to your family and guests:)
P.S: If you don’t have a steamer you can steam it either in an idli stand or by using an arrangement of a big vessel, strainer and lid, as shown below:-