Guest blogger:Sujita Maharjan

Hello, my name is Suzie and I am currently living in Sydney but was born and grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal. This city is rich in vibrant culture heritage and food of course.

Well, talking about my cooking passion, it’s been few years I started preparing different recipes at home. One the reason behind my interest in cooking is my husband appreciates my effort in cooking and enjoy them trying it out. I don’t have separate social media portal or blog where I share food recipes and pictures but I have shared food pics in my personal Facebook page and lots of friends and family dropped positive comments.

My mum is fantastic cook, I enjoy meal prepared by her.  I love preparing and eating food with friends and family.  After Nepalese cuisine, I try to cook Thai food may be because we share similar types of herbs to prepare dishes.  At last, thanks to Charinya for giving me opportunity to be guest blogger to share my hometown recipes in her blog.

Dumplings (Momos)

This is most popular Nepalese food. ­It can be made with any meat mince or vegetables, according to your preference. I am sharing steamed momos recipe today, but I have attached picture of another momos recipes. This can be made in 3 stages –marinate mince with other ingredients, prepare sauce and stream momos.

1st Stage:

Recipe Ingredients

  • Pork Mince ½ kg
  • Onion – 2
  • Small piece of cabbage  
  • Half bunch of shallots
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 fine piece of ginger
  • Olive Oil & salt
  • Momo masala powder (found in Nepalese grocery Store)
  • Guoza wrapper -2

Process

  • Pour pork mince in large bowl
  • Mix finely chopped cabbage, onion and shallots in the same bowl.
  • Add momo masala, ginger & garlic in the same bowl
  • Add salt and Olive oil and mix it properly
  • Use Guoza wrapper to wrap mince
  • The final step is to steam it

2nd Stage

Sauce ingredients

  • 1 kg tomatoes (truss tomatoes is better as it’s juicy)
  • 1 bunch of coriander  
  • 1 lime
  • 5 green chilli
  • Sichuan pepper
  • Sesame powder
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

Process to prepare

  • Heat a pan with olive oil
  • Add 5 green chillies , sesame powder and Sichuan pepper
  • Add tomatoes & leave it in low heat until it’s finely cooked.
  • Add coriander and lime juice with the tomatoes
  • Blend it and leave it in fridge

Cold sauce goes well with hot Momos/ Dumplings

3rd Stage the third stage is easy, you just need to put this in momos in steaming pot and steam it until it cooked.

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