If you're going to know any random fact about me you should know that I am a dumpling-eating machine. Any shape, any size, fried, baked, soupy, crispy, I love them all! So here is a recipe that goes straight to the dumpling lovers like me:
For the outer layer:
1 cup all purpose flour/maida
3/4 cup water
For the stuffing/filling
1 1/2 cup finely chopped veggies (carrot,green bell pepper,cabbage,baby corn)
6-7 spring onion bulbs,save greens for garnishing
1 small onion,sliced thin
1 small tomato,pureed
2-3 garlic pod,crushed
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
1 teaspoon sugar
For the dough:
Mix all the ingredients mentioned and form a soft pliable dough and rest for an hour.In the mean time we will prepare filling and cool it
For the filling:
1.Heat a pan and add oil to it. Saute chilli flakes and sugar.Next add the crushed garlic and ginger.Saute till raw smell goes off.
2.Add the spring onion bulbs and saute till translucent.Next add the sliced onions and saute for few minutes.
3.Add the chopped veggies,tomato puree,salt and pepper.Saute in high flame for 4-5 minutes.
4.Add spring onion greens and remove from flame.Cool the stuffing.
1.Take the prepared dough and divide into four equal portions.Working with one portion at a time,roll in into a thin big circle.Using a cutter or lid of round box cut into circles.Again knead the remaining dough and make as many circles as possible.
2.Take one small cut circle and place 1 1/2 teaspoons of prepared filling in the center.
3.Now start pleating from one side and pleat in the same direction.Once done,sale the top and press slightly.
4.Boil some water in a steamer or idly cooker and arrange the shaped momos in the plate.Steam for 6-7 minutes.
5.Once done the momos will be glossy little bigger than you shaped.
6.Serve hot with tomato ketchup or schezwan sauce.