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Pork momos (Nepalese dumplings)

If you're up for a challenge, try making these tasty momos, a version of Chinese steamed dumplings filled with pork, coriander, chillies and ginger


For the dough

For the filling

For the sauce

You will need

  • a bamboo steamer

Recipe Direction :


  • STEP 1

    To make the dough, tip the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Add the oil to the flour and combine well with your hands. Slowly add 100ml water and knead the dough until it is stretchy. Cover with cling film and leave the dough to rest.

  • STEP 2

    Tip all the filling ingredients into a bowl and season with salt. Use your hands to combine thoroughly.

  • STEP 3

    Divide the dough into 20 balls (each should weigh about 15g). Dust your work surface with flour and roll the balls into thin circles using a rolling pin.

  • STEP 4

    Spoon about 1 tsp filling in the centre of one circle, then use your thumb and forefinger to pinch together an edge of the dough into a fold.

  • STEP 5

    Continue to pinch along the edge of the circle and work your way all the way round.

  • STEP 6

    Bring all the pinched edges of the circle together to cover the filling and twist the top to seal it. Repeat with the rest of the dough and filling.

  • STEP 7

    Fill a bamboo steamer with water, layer the base with baking parchment and pierce some holes in it.

  • STEP 8

    Working in two to three batches, place the momos on the baking parchment and steam for 10 mins. They should look transparent and not feel sticky when fully cooked. Keep warm while you steam the rest.

  • STEP 9

    While the momos are steaming, mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl with 2 tbsp water. Serve the hot momos with the sauce for dipping.