Being a North Indian I am crazy about momo. For me, there is nothing better than a steaming hot plate of chicken momos when I am craving for something hot n spicy. And after moving to the USA I miss those Delhi’s street side momo. “Necessity is the mother of creativity”, Absolutely true. I finally learned how to make momos. 😀 It’s raining today and what else you need other than a plate of hot Chicken Momo with spicy chutney. 😀 The internet is full of momo recipe but I couldn’t resist sharing my whole-wheat chicken momo recipe. Today I am sharing a healthy recipe for steamed Chicken Momo with wheat flour.
Momo folding technique is something I am yet to learn perfectly but nevermind 😛 I tried my best and I am more than satisfied with the result 😀
Servings- 12-14 momos
For Outer cover
- 1 Cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 Tsp oil
- 1 Tsp salt or as required
- water for kneading
- 1 Cup minced chicken
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp red chili sauce
- 1 Tsp black pepper powder
- 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger garlic
- 2 Chopped green chilies
- 2 Tbsp oil
- Salt as required
Step 1- In a bowl add wheat flour, salt, and oil and mix well using your fingers. Then add water and knead to a soft dough. cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel and keep aside for 15-20mins
Step 2- In a pan heat oil and sauté chopped ginger-garlic and green chilies. Then add minced chicken and fry on high flame until the chicken turned white. The add salt and turn the flame to medium. Fry until the chicken is done
Step 3- Add soy sauce, red chili sauce, black pepper and mix well and fry for 1-2mins and then turn off the flame. Keep aside the filling
Shaping the momos
Step 1- Boil 3 Cups of water in a steamer and meanwhile the water is boiling, shape the momo
Step 2- Divide the dough into 12-14 equal parts and roll like a poori. keep 1 tablespoon filling in the middle and start pleating and the seal in the center.
Shape all the momos and try to get the edges to be thin and the center to be thick
To know how to shape momos in detail visit: Veg Momos blog
For steaming the momos you can use steamer/ pressure cooker/ or kadhai with a lid. For momo in a pressure cooker, boil 2 glass of water on high flame put the momos in a greased pan and close the lid and remove whistle, cook on medium flame for 15mins.
For momo in a kadhai, boil 2 glass of water on high flame, place the momos in a pan and close the lid. Cook for 15mins on medium flame
Here I am using a steamer for momo. Once the water starts boiling grease the steamer pan and keeps momo leaving little space in between and cover the lid of the steamer and steam for 12-15mins on medium flame.
Check using a toothpick/ fork whether momo are cooked or not. If required steam for some more time. Turn off the flame and serve hot with chili-garlic chutney 🙂