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NEPAL: Momos with Tomato-Peanut Chutney



Pork and Chicken Momos

1/2 pound ground chicken

1/2 pound ground pork

NOTE: Can do all 1 pound of either pork or chicken

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 red onion, grated

1/4 cup finely chopped cabbage

1 clove minced garlic

2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1 package round dumpling wrappers (NOTE: You can make your own if you prefer. I use this recipe when I do.)

  1. Place all ingredients, other than the wrappers, in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until blended.

  2. Take a wrapper and, using your finger, wet a rim around outside of both top and bottom

  3. Place a heaping teaspoonful of mix in center of wrapper, and spread into a disk shape

  4. Pleat in same direction around full circle, pinching together when you have pleated edge entirely. Watch this 40-second video to see how

  5. Place in oiled steamer basket until wrappers and filling are cooked through, about 15 min

Tomato-Peanut Chutney

1/4 red onion, sliced

2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger

1 clove minced garlic

1 dried red chile, whole, or 1 minced fresh jalapeno (optional)

1 large tomato, cut into chunks

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 cup natural, chunky peanut putter

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

juice from 1/2 lime

vegetable oil

  1. Heat oil in medium skillet. Sautee onions until just softened

  2. Add ginger, garlic, and chile, if using. Sautee 1 minute

  3. Add spices. Sautee 1 minute

  4. Add peanut butter and 1/4 cup water. Cook 3 minutes

  5. Transfer mixture to small blender or food processor. Add cilantro and lime. Blend until just smooth

  6. Refrigerate until ready to use

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FUN FACTS:

  • Nepali time is 45 minutes off of most other timezones in the world. Nepal bases theirs off of Mt Everest, not the timezone lines.

  • Nepal's flag is the only national flag that is not quadrilateral in shape. It is made of two triangles, which represent Hinduism and Buddhism.

  • In rural Nepal, people clean their homes with cow dung. This is because cows are sacred, so cleaning with their manure blesses the house.


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