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Vegetable Momo (Vegetable Dumplings)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, September 19, 2010, In : Nepal 





Ingredients:
Wrappers: (Standard frozen dumpling wrappers from your Asian food supplier may be used for this dish)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Water as required
  • Pinch of salt  
  • Filling:
  • 3 cups assorted vegetables (potato, spinach, cauliflower, carrot, green peas, daikon, capsicum, mushroom, napa cabbage, squash and water-chestnuts), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup paneer cheese, roughly crushed
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, finely chop...

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Lamb Tarkari (Nepali Lamb Yogurt Curry)

Posted by Kroocrew on Saturday, August 7, 2010, In : Nepal 


© Used with the kind permission of Areezzy


Ingredients:

  • 1 kg (~2 lbs.) lamb, cut into 1-in. cubes (pork can also be used)
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon chillie powder
  • 5 dried red chillies
  • 240 ml (1 cup) yogurt
  • 1 cup stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro for garnish

Method:

  1. In large bowl, season lamb pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. In a n...

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Spicy Pork Ribs (Bandel Karang)

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, May 21, 2010, In : Nepal 


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Ingredients:
  • 1 kg (~2 lb)pork ribs
  • 150 ml (~2/3 cup) light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cloves garlic, mashed
  • Piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Five spices powder
  • 1 chillie, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper     

Method:
  1. Cook the pork ribs ten minutes in water and discard the water.
  2. Mix all other ingredients and add the ribs, coat them well.
  3. Fry the ribs for 10 minutes, slowly add the soy sauce mixture, heat until most liquid has disappeared.

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Fish Sukuti (Nepali Crispy Fish)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, May 13, 2010, In : Nepal 






Ingredients:
  • 1 kg (~2 lbs.) fish fillets (typically trout) cut into 2.5 cm (1-in) slices
  • 240 ml (1 cup) onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 240 ml (1 cup) scallions, cut into 2.5 cm (1-in) length
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt and Pepper

Marinade:
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Szechuan pepper
  • 2 tablespoons hon...

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Nepali Shrimp Momo

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, April 19, 2010, In : Nepal 




Reference: Nepali Recipes @ Sanjaal

Ingredients:


Dough for wrappers:
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Water as required
  • Pinch of salt

Filling:
  • 500 gm (~1 lb.) shrimp, cleaned, deveined and minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) mushroom, finely chopped
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 tsp timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg, grated
  • 1/4 tsp tu...

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Lamb Tomato Tarkari

Posted by Kroocrew on Friday, April 16, 2010, In : Nepal 






Ingredients:
  • 1 Kg (~2 lbs.) lamb, cut into 2.5 cm (~1-in.) cubes (pork can also be used)
  • 1 litre (~2 cups) onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 5 dried red chilies
  • 1 litre (~2 cups) tomato, chopped
  • 480 ml (1 cup) broth or water
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 4 Tbsps cooking oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tbsps chopped cilantro for garnish

Method:
  1. In large bowl, season lamb pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. In a non-stick pan, heat two Tbsps of oil.
  3. Add seasoned ...

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Duck Sukuti (Nepali)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, In : Nepal 
The word "sukuti" comes from the translation of the English phrase "it's good" to "it'sgoody" to "sukuti"


Ingredients:

  • 5-6 lb. whole duck
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 10 cups water for boiling


Method:

  1. In a large pot, boil water combined with cumin powder, ginger, timur, asafetida, nutmeg, ha...

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Nepali Meat Masala

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, January 28, 2010, In : Nepal 



Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried ginger
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 10 dried red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon timur (Szechuan pepper)
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorn
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 5 cloves
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida


Method:

  1. In a pan roast cumin, coriander, timur, black peppercorn, cloves and cardamom pods until seeds start to pop and change color.
  2. Cool.
  3. Grind all roasted and other remaining spices into...

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Sukuti Marinade and Masala (Marinade Used for Sukuti Preparations)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, In : Nepal 







Reference: Masala And Marinade – Sukuti Marinade (Nepali Food Recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons Nepali Meat Masala
  • 4 tablespoons mustard oil (vegetable oil can also be used)
  • 5 fresh red chilies
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • Salt


Method:
:
  1. In a blender, combine all the marinating ingredients to form a smooth paste.
  2. Store in an air-tight...

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Chicken Momo (Nepali Chicken Dumplings)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, In : Nepal 

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Reference:  Momo – Chicken MOMO (Nepali Food Recipe)
 
Ingredients:

Dough for wrappers:
  • 720 ml (3 cups) All-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbls. oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt

Filling:
  • 1 Kg (~2 lbs.) lean ground chicken
  • 240 ml (1 cup) onion, finely chopped
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) green onion, finely chopped
  • 45 ml (3 Tbls.) cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbls. fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbls. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 Tbls. curry powder
  • 5 fresh red chillies, minced
  • 3 Tbls. cooking oi...

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Lamb Chili Meatballs (Nepali Skewered Meatballs Curried and grilled)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, In : Nepal 
Ingredients:

For lamb mixture:
  • 2 lbs. minced lamb (pork can also be used)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 3 fresh red chilies, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 cup paneer cheese, roughly grated (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Bamboo skewers (pre...

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Chillie Papad (Papad Seasoned with Chillies and Spices)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, In : Nepal 


Reference:  Appetizer – Chili Papad (Nepali Food Recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 5 sheets of papad
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
  • 10 fresh red chilies, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted cumin seeds
  • 5 tablespoons musturd oil for seasoning
  • 1 cup oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste


Method:

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for topping, including cu...

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Keema Sekuwa (Nepali Grilled Ground Lamb Skewers)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, In : Nepal 





Reference:  Meat – Lamb Chili Sekuwa (Nepali Food Recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kg (~2 lbs.) minced lamb (chicken or pork can also be used)
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) finely chopped onions
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 3 fresh red chilies, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 240 ml (1 cup) paneer cheese, roughly grated (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tabl...

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Bandel Bhutuwa (Wild Pork Fried in Nepali Spices)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, In : Nepal 

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Generally wild boar is a protected species and if it's offered to you while travelling it's either domestic pork or probably illegal kill. I once asked a Vietnamese friend in north-west Vietnam how they got Wild Boar since as well as illegal it's also very difficult to find. His answer was we take a pig and prod it with an electric prod. That will get them very wild!


Reference: Appetizer – Bandel Bhutuwa (Nepali Food Recipe)


Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Kg (~3 lbs.) piece of pork with fatty skin attache...

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Easy Mushroom Curry (Chaiu Ko Tarkari)

Posted by Kroocrew on Monday, December 28, 2009, In : Nepal 




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Ingredients:

1 lb mushroom
1 onion (chopped)
1 tomatoes (chopped)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon garlic
 
pinch of garam masala,
1 tsp chillie powder,
1 tsp turmeric
salt to taste


Method:

1    Heat the oil, add spices and garlic
2    Sauté onions till slight golden brown and then add tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.
3    Add mushroom cut in slices and heat for 5 minutes
4    When mushrooms are half done add water and simmer for another 5 minutes.
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Dal Bhat (Lentil Soup & Boiled Rice)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 27, 2009, In : Nepal 




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Ingredients:

3 cups of water
1 cup red lentils
1 Tbs. peeled minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. seeded, chopped fresh green chili
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tamarind concentrate
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1/4 black mustard seed
1/2 five-spice


Method:

Bring water to boil in pan over medium heat. Add lentils. Reduce heat and simmer covered until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes. They should break easily when pressed between thumbs and index fingers. Remove from heat.
Puree this mixture with ginger and green ...
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Nepali Mustard Greens

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 27, 2009, In : Nepal 





Ingredients:

1 lb. Mustard greens, washed, peeled, cut into small pieces
3 dried red chilies
½ teaspoon jwanu seeds (lovage seeds)
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon whole timur (szechuan pepper)
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons mustard oil
2 tablespoons fresh dill weed, finely chopped
Salt to taste


Method:

In a  pan heat 3 tablespoons of mustard oil. Splitter jwanu seeds, whole timur musta...
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Aloo Tareko (Fried Potatoes)

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, December 27, 2009, In : Nepal 






Ingredients:
  • 800 gm of Potatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 10 gm Ginger Paste
  • 10 gm Garlic Paste
  • 40 ml Oil
  • 8 gm Turmeric Powder
  • 8 gm Coriander leaf
  • 10 gm Cumin Powder
  • Chilly Powder to taste
  • 8gm Bhanchha Ghar Spices

Method:
  1. Boil whole potatoes, peel the skin and cut into finger slices.
  2. Heat oil and fry the potatoes till it turns to golden brown
  3. Remove the excess oil from fried potatoes and keep frying while you add cumin powder, Bhanchha Ghar Spices, turmeric powder, ginger and garlic paste, chilly and salt.
  4. Continue co...

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Gorkhali Shrimp (Grilled Shrimp Sauteed in Chili Sauce)

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Nepal 




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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs. Medium-size shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • Bamboo skewers (pre-soaked in cold water for at least 30 minutes)
  • 3 dry whole red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
  • 2 red chilies, julienned
  • 240 ml (1 cup) onions, finely chopped
  • 240 ml (1 cup) tomatoes, chopped
  • 480 ml (2 cups) red bell pepper, cut in 1-in strips
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) green onion, cut i...

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Lamb Daikon

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Nepal 


  • 1 lb. Lamb, cut into 1-in pieces (can be substituted with chicken, or shrimps)
  • 3 cups daikon, cut into 2.5 cm (1-in) long strips
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into 2.5 cm (1-in) long strips
  • 1 cup onions, sliced
  • 500 ml (2 cups) lamb broth
  • 240 ml (1 cup) yogurt
  • 240 ml (1 cup) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon musturd seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon jwanu (lovage seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tea...

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Pumpkin Vine Tips

Posted by Kroocrew on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, In : Nepal 



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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Pumpkin vine tips, washed, peeled, cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 3 dried red chilies
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole szechuan pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth


Method:

  1. In a non-stick pan heat 3 tablespoons of clarified butter. Splutter fenugreek seeds, wh...

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Chicken Bhutuwa

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Nepal 


Ingredients:


1.5 kg chicken cut into small pieces
5 garlic gloves,minced
2.5 cm (1 in) ginger, minced
3 fresh red chillies, minced
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
4 tsp mustard oil
1 cup green onions, cut in 2.5 cm (1 in) length
salt

 
Method:

In a large bowl, keep chicken.Add all the ingredents like ginger,  garlic, cumin powder, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Coat  throughly and keep it for 30 mins.
Heat 4 tsp of mustard oil. Transfer the coated chicken to the heated pan. Stir until i...
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Crispy Bhindi (Lady's Finger)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Nepal 


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Ingredients:
  • 200 gms. bhindi
  • 50 gms. onion (sliced)
  • 2 tsp. chopped green chillies
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. coriander leaves finely chopped
  • salt and red chillies according to taste
  • oil for frying

 
Method:
  1. Cut bhindi into thin long slices and deep fry till crispy and golden.
  2. Heat oil and fry onions till golden brown and keep aside.
  3. De-seed green chillies and slice them.
  4. Heat a little oil in frying pan and  add cumin seeds,green chillies and bhindi, toss slightly.Add the remaining ing...

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Puri

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Nepal 





Ingredients:


Whole wheat flour : 480 ml (2 cups)
Vegetable oil : for frying
Water : 180 ml (¾ cup )
Salt

 
Method:

1. Slowly add 180 ml (¾ cup) of water and a pinch of salt to whole wheat flour. Knead the mixture to a firm dough.
2. Divide the dough into small balls. Grease your palm with a few drops of oil and roll out into 15 cm (6 in) rounds.
3. Heat the oil in a round vessel. Fry the round puri one at a time. Hold them under the oil on one side till it puffs.
4. Take out the puri and drain ex...
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Nepali Aloo (Potato Kebabs)

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Nepal 






Ingredients:

  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp corriander powder
  • 1 cm (1/2 in) ginger, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic ground to paste
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • chillie powder to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 4 small bay leaves (salem leaves)
  • 1/2 cup oil
Method:
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 4 to 6 equal sized pieces.
  2. Mix all ingredients except potatoes, oil, chopped ginger and bay leaves into a smooth paste.
  3. Marinate the potatoes in this mixture for at least 4 hours. Don't leave the...

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Baked Potato Salad

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Nepal 


Ingredients:

8 potatoes
1/2 pound bacon
1 pound processed cheese, sliced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper 
1/4 cup black olives, sliced


Method:

Preheat oven to 325F. Butter one 9x13 inch baking dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and slice 1/4 inch thick. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until lightly brown. Drain, chop and set aside. Combine the pota...
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Devilled Eggs

Posted by Kroocrew on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Nepal 



Devilling is a simple process in outline with the objective being to mix a food with mustard. Often the moisture is added via an oil in water emulsion such as mayonnaise. Curried devilling is also the same process as mustard can be a component of a curry masala and there is always evolution of successful processing.



Ingredients:
  • 1 dozen large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh onion, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh parsle...

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Momos: Nepal style

Posted by Kroocrew on Sunday, August 16, 2009, In : Nepal 


Nepalese Dumplings.



 The process is identical to the Tibetan Momo, the filling is the variation.


Filling for Nepalese Momo:
Filling 
500g minced meat (buffalo or yak, Pork is great if those are not available!) 
4-6 spring onions 
1 tbsp fresh crushed ginger 
1 1/2 tbsp crushed garlic 
1 1/2 tsp salt Handful of coriander/cilantro 
2 green chillies (remove seeds for less spice) 
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp oil

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