The Tibetans gave the world a scrumptious delicacy called dumplings, also commonly referred to as momos – one of the most loved snacks in India. Almost all the good restaurants across the country serve this delicious food item. Earlier, momos were made in round shape and had vegetable and meat stuffing inside them, but now they come with variety of stuffing in different sizes and shapes. They are generally served with a dipping sauce, which also comes in variety of flavors.
Making momos at home using a momo maker is very easy. All you need to do is put the flour in the mixing container, press the ‘mix’ mode and add the appropriate proportion of water. You can later cut the dough in round shape using the die provided with the momo maker. You can now wet the edges of the dies, place the dough in it and toss the fillings before snapping it close. Hold it for a few seconds and remove it following which you can fry or boil as per your needs.
If you are wondering what kind of momos to make, here is a list of the different kinds of momos that can be made using a momo making machine:
- Steamed Momos: This is the flagship type and the most common one available in the market. Most of us have tried steamed momos at least once in our lifetime. Originally, they were only meat or chicken based, but even veg momos are popular nowadays among the vegetarians. People often experiment with the content inside the momos, but generally it is either mashed or grained chicken or mutton for non-vegetarian momos and grained or mashed soya chunks for vegetarian momos. Other veggies are also added for seasoning. They are put into the momos and steamed in the dumpling steamer. After some time, you can serve them with delicious sauces and salads.
- Kothey Momos: The shape of kothey momo is different from normal steamed momo. Kothey momo is generally in elongated shape and half steamed and half fried. The filling, as regular momos, can be anything from various kinds of meat, chicken, pork for non-vegetarians and soya chunks for vegetarians. They are served with thick garnishing.
- Chilli Momos: This is another sizzling momo variety. Chilli momos are steamed momos dipped in a spicy and hot sauce. The sauce is really spicy and it gives the momos enhanced taste. If you are one of those who love to have spicy food, chilli momos are for you. Once you try it, you might not go back to regular momos.
- Fried Momos: Fried momos are either fried directly or steamed first and then fried. Both are exceptionally tasty. They are crunchier than regular momos and a little oily. If you aren’t that health conscious and love delicious food, fried momos are for you.
- Jhol Momos: These are another type of steam momos drowned in jhol sauce. This is also a hot and spicy sauce, but it has a tangy twist. This is also an incredible pick for scrumptious momos.
- Open Momos: Occasionally, you may want to experiment with various kinds of sauces without mixing them together. This is when open momos are a great option. Open momos are momo wraps with four openings – you can try different sauce for each opening.
- Tandoori Momos: Just like fried momos, there are tandoori momos. They are roasted in a tandoor and have a very rich reddish texture and smoky taste.
- Hariyali Momos: Hariyali momos are steamed-momos with the flour blended with spinach and kneaded with spinach water. It has a slight taste of spinach in it, but the blend with the momo stuffing and sauces make it excellent.
- Buckwheat Momos: For all the health conscious folks, you too can enjoy the deliciousness of momos by trying the buckwheat momos. These momos are richer in nutrients and proteins and the texture is also light and tasty.
- Cheese Momos: The stuffing also has paneer or cheese in addition to any of the above stuffing. The cheese melts as the momos are steamed and is in molten form when you consume them, just like cheese burst pizzas.
It is difficult to make some of the above momos using momo making machine, but most of these can be made at home using the machine. So, go ahead and try out these various momo to tantalise your taste buds.