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Jhol momo & Jhol achar Street food In Nepal

Jhol momo & Jhol achar Street food In Nepal

Momo, also called dumplings, is the most popular dish in Asian countries, including Nepal. These are steamed, or fried dumplings filled with spiced meat or vegetables and served with pickles. It can be both Veg and Nom-veg. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is famous for buffalo momos and jhol momos. Jhol momo is filled with minced chicken or buffalo meat vegetables. Usually, carrot and cabbage are then streamed and served drowned in a bowl of hot, tasty liquid chutney. The momo chutney is typically made from tomatoes, garlic, sesame seeds, chili, onions, and many other species. Everest momo is a famous momo house in Nepal. Here is Jhol momo and jhol achar recipe with easy steps.

Special chicken momo with chutney

Ingredients for Momos Wrapper

  • white flour 3-4 cup
  • Water, as needed
  • vegetable oil 1-2 tbsp

You can also buy ready-made wrappers for dumplings from Asian Store.

Momos Meat filling Process

  • Around 500 grams of minced meat (chicken or Buff)
  • 2 finely chopped onions
  • 1 minced bulb garlic
  • 2 cup ‏cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tbsp ‏turmeric powder
  • Salt as per your taste
  • 4-5 tbsp ‏vegetable oil
  • 1 and a half tsp ‏ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ‏ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ‏curry powder

Ingredients for Jhol Momos Chutney

  • 9-10 medium chopped tomato
  • 1 bulb garlic ginger paste
  • 3 dried red chilies
  • 3 fresh green chilies
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Sichuan peppercorns
  • 10-12 fenugreek seeds
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp salt (or as per taste)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp hog plum powder (or juice from 1 lemon)

Process of Momos Wrapping technique

Wrapping is the first process in making momo. Take a large bowl, combine 4-5 cups of flour, water as per need, and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Then work for 5-10 minutes until the dough becomes soft, cover it, and take a 1-hour rest. After that, please take out the dough and place it on a clean wooden surface and check a small portion of dough whether it is properly mixed or not. If properly mixed, make a small ball of about 1 inch, flatten it with your palm and make it circular with a rolling pin on a wooden surface. If you have a large wooden surface, flatten the entire dough and give it a circular shape with glass. (it can save your time).

Momos Filling Dumplings directions

The fillings in moms are meat chicken, buff or others according to your taste, onion, garlic paste, ginger paste, and cilantro. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with your hands. Again put some turmeric powder, salt, curry powder, ground cumin, coriander, and oil on top and mix it well. You can take the fillings mixture and place it in the Microwave for 20-30minutes and taste it. You can also add salt or other ingredients according to your taste.

If you are a vegetarian, you can use boiled potatoes, chopped cabbage, and chives, mix them well with your hands, and use the same ingredients mentioned above.

Recipe for making Momos jhol achar

The main ingredients needed for the momo jhol achar (soup) recipe are tomatoes and garlic paste. The process starts by roasting tomatoes and garlic for about 10-30 minutes. Then heat oil, take some sesame seeds and cumin until golden, and roast it in a pan for 5 minutes. Then fry some fenugreek seeds and pepper with little oil in the same pan. Put some chopped onions in the pan and fry until it turns golden. Then add roasted tomatoes and garlic, fried cumin seeds and sesame seeds, green and dry red chilies powder, and boil the mixture by adding water. Also, add cilantro to the mixture, and you can use lemon juice as per your taste.

Process of wrapping Momo

The wrapping momo is important and challenging part. Also requires both patience and technique. It may be time-consuming if you don’t know the proper techniques.

Here is the direction for wrapping momos: Hold the wrapper in your hand and then place the mince mixture in the middle of the wrapper. The wrapping process is an important part of the entire momo experience, and it requires a bit of patience and a bit of technique. Then, raise the wrapper’s front part by squeezing the wrapper’s side with your thumb finger and making a crease with your index finger. Repeat this process until you close the mouth of the wrapper with the shape of a half moon. Make sure that while wrapping, the mixture is not spilling out; if so, you can use your finger to press.

Cooking momos part

Put enough water at the bottom of the streamer, put the streamer on the gas/stove, and boil the water. Rub some oil into small holes or steamer racks so that dumplings do not stick while cooking. After this, arrange the dumpling in the steamer and cover it for about 12 -15 minutes for a single steamer rack. If your streamer has two racks, cook it for 10 minutes, switch the top rack with the button rack, and cook for 5 minutes. Now your jhol momo and jhol achar is ready; put momo in a bowl, add jhol in a bowl, squeeze lemon juice, and enjoy it.

For more information, you can also search and watch YouTube videos for a recipe and cook dumpling(s) easily.

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