Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Veg Momos & Chili Garlic Sauce

This is the first time, i'm doing Mega Blogging Marathon.That means, i'm going to post all days of this month except sunday. For each week, there is a theme, first week theme is "combo foods" across the world. So my first combo dish is "Veg Momos with Chili Garlic sauce" from Tibet.

After coming to bangalore only, i tasted momos and liked it so much. That too on winter season, it tastes heavenly. Though it's a tibetian food, i can say now it's the most famous street food in bangalore, around our house itself, we have six momos stalls.

So i chose this as first recipe for combo theme in this Mega BM. The difficult part of making momos is shape them. I must say, it's truly an art. I tried for almost one week to get the decent shape.  You can make momos in various shapes (half moon, full moon & Tsi Tsi shapes are very famous). Refer this link to know about various shape. It's really very interesting to know about the shapes , learn & make them.

Veg Momos

Preparation Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: Tibet
For Outer layer
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
For Stuffing
Mixed Veg (finely chopped) - 1/2 cup(i used cabbage, beans & carrot)
Spring onions - 3 springs
Garlic - 3 nos
Oil - 2 tsp
Soy Sauce - 3/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

Mix flour, oil & salt in a large  bowl and add enough water to make stiff dough(like poori dough) . Keep covered and set aside for 15 mins.
In the mean time, prepare the stuffing, chop all the veggies & garlic into fine pieces , cut white & green part of spring onions separately .Heat the pan with oil, add the garlic, saute it well, then add the white part of spring onions,give a quick stir.
 And then add all the veggies & salt and  saute it.
Saute the veggies till it becomes soft. At this stage add the  soy sauce and pepper powder and mix it well. Finally add the green part of spring onions and switch off the flame.

Let the stuffing cool it completely. Now it's time to shape the momos.
Make small balls from the dough and roll into small disc . Place a spoonful of stuffing in the center and pleats the dough(like saree pleats) in the edges and make the momos shape.
I refer this for shaping momos, they explained very well.
Stuff & Shape all the momos and put it in steamer(i used my idly maker) and cook it for 10 mins.

That's it. Tasty veg momos is ready.Serve it with Chili Garlic Sauce.

Chili Garlic Sauce

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 5 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Sauce | Recipe Cuisine: Tibet

Red Chili - 5 nos
Garlic - 10-12 nos
Lime Juice - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
First soak the red chili in hot water for 20 mins. Then remove the stalks from the chili and put it in blender along with garlic , salt & sugar

Grind into coarse paste , add lime juice and then grind into fine paste.

Check the seasoning and adjust it . Chili Garlic sauce is ready to serve.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56


  1. You have mastered shaping the momos. Lovely shape and a nice combo. Glad you are joining the mega BM. You are going to enjoy it.

  2. Wow very cute looking momos and awesome combo to start with.

  3. Wow what a perfectly shaped momos looks so delicious.....

  4. u have done them like a pro...they look beautiful...and welcome to mega BM..this is addictive

  5. The shape of the momos is sooo perfect.. And the garlic sauce is tongue tickling... Beautiful start to the marathon...

  6. Perfectly and cutely shaped momos. The sauce looks fiery and tempting too.

  7. the shaping is wonderful, There is a Tibetan restaurant few blocks my house and I have been frequenting them often and I love their momos , yours looks just as tasty I am sure!

  8. You have shaped the momos so nicely Sandhya and love that bright coloured sauce..

  9. Wish I could have this plate of delicious momos.

  10. This a very nice combo! The momos look so good...

  11. Such beautifully shaped momos. They are awesome.

  12. Adding this to my todo list. Very yumm :-)

  13. you have chosen very popular combos for this week Sandhiya !! the momos look perfectly shaped.. nice to run the BM with you ...

    what part of bangalore do you stay ?? I am from that city altho moved out some years ago....and i miss that city a lot :(((((((

    1. Thanks Kalyani.. We are in Electronics City,Bangalore. Good to know that you are from Bangalore.

  14. Wow I love these momos, they have been beautifully folded, the sauce looks so vibrant...absolutely delicious and a well made combo. Beautiful beginning.

  15. Cant take my eyes from that irresistible momos platter, gal that chilly garlic sauce tempts me a lot.

  16. awesome combo and that shape, you have nailed it!!! i have never suceeded, looks like crushed paper when i make them!! :(

  17. That's a great start to BM. Those are some cute and perfectly shaped momos.

  18. Wow, your momos look so perfectly shaped. Well done. They must have tasted yummy with the spicy sauce.