How to make Tibetan Momos (Dumplings)

Tibetan Momos

Tibetan Momos

In Tibet, momos were considered traditionally as one of a Tibetan family food – something to be made together and be eaten in the family kitchen. Nowadays, it have become the popular Tibetan dish, and everyone talks about it and loves it.

There are four steps to make a momo:
Step 1: Knead the dough
Put the prepared flour in a large bowl, make a hole in the center, slowly add the water while mixing it. Continually knead the dough until it is ropy but supple.

Step 2: Make the filling (Step 1 at the same time)
Chop the fillings, such as beef, celery stalks, onion, bunch cilantro, salt & black pepper, Szechuan pepper, etc.

Step 3: Divide the dough into many small dough and make momo skin
Divide the dough into many small doughs, roll them in both your palms into a ball shape and flatten them. This is your momo skin.

Step 4: Make the momos with momo skin and the filling
Take one piece of flattened dough, add the filling on it and then shape your momos; starting from one end, close the skin together from side to side. The point is to try and not overlap the skin too much, so that you don’t end up with a thick layer of folded dough on the top. And finally you will make a momo successfully.

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