29th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop post is dedicated to #NorthEastCuisine. Presenting a yummy delicacy from Sikkim ,one of the Seven Sister states from the North East which is landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan mountains. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state . Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. Sikkim derives its name from a combination of two Limbu words: su, which means “new”, and khyim, which means “palace” or “house” This region is still unexplored.
Noodle based dishes such as thukpa, chowmein, thanthuk, fakthu, gyathuk and wonton are common in Sikkim. Momos – steamed dumplings filled with vegetables, buffalo meat or pork and served with soup – are a popular snack. They do have vegetarian version too.
Today I will share with you a Vegetarian Version of Momos. I have made it from whole grain flour(unbleached). It might be as appealing as their AFP counterparts,but is definitely healthy and tasty. Appearances are deceptive (Wink).
Recipe for Steamed Whole Grain Momos (vegetarian):
1 Cup= 250 ML
For the Dough:
1 Cup Whole Grain Flour
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt to taste
½ Tsp Red Chilli Powder
½ Carrot finely chopped
10 Brussel Sprouts finely chopped
½ Green Bell Pepper finely chopped
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Pepper Corns Coarsely crushed
4 Garlic Pods finely chopped
Mix all the ingredients for the dough. Add water in parts and knead to a firm dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 25 minutes.
Heat oil in a wok. Add chopped garlic and saute for a few seconds.Add all the finely chopped vegetables and stir fry on high heat.Once they are roasted add salt and coarsely ground pepper.Stir fry on high heat till the vegetables are cooked approx. 6 to 8 Mins.Stuffing is now ready.
Make small balls of the dough and keep them covered with a clean damp kitchen towel. Take each dough ball and on a lightly dusted board, roll each dough ball into a thin circle of about 2-3 inch .Place 1 tsp of vegetable stuffing in the centre and pinch the sides and join the edges.
Steam them in an electric cooker, pressure cooker or Idli cooker for about 10 to 12 mins. They will turn sticky one done. Do not over steam as they tend to become dry after sometime.Serve Momos with any spicy sauce of your choice.
I have steamed them in an electric cooker.