It is just impossible to walk on the Delhi streets without stumbling upon a momo stall; much agreeable? One of the most popular street foods in Delhi, momo never fails to win hearts. Soft dough with crunchy chicken, paneer or veg filling inside, momo spells indulgence when paired with the fiery chutney by the side. So much so that we all have surely tried making it at home at least once in the last few years. But, let’s agree, getting that perfect texture is not as easy as it seems. The momos either get too hard and chewy, or we end up making it so soft that it breaks instantly while steaming. Now, this brings up the question – how to get the perfect texture of momo? The answer lies in its dough. That’s right. A well-kneaded dough helps you get the desired texture of momo. And to help you with that, we found some easy tips and tricks to knead a perfect momo dough.
Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur took to his Instagram to share a post featuring how to make a dough for momo. According to Chef Kunal, “The dough for momo needs to be supple (need the exact word for lacheela here. Please help)”. And to make that, here are a few tips to follow.
- Add some salt and oil to the maida.
- Add luke warm water to knead the dough. This will make the dough soft.
- Stretch with palm with kneading the dough. This activates the gluten in the maida.
- Make sure the dough is firm, yet stretchable.
- Roll out the dough evenly and cut into small pieces using knife.
- Sprinkle some maida and roll out evenly. Concentrate on the sides.
That’s it. A perfect dough for momo is ready in no time. Take a look at the detailed video below:
Now that you have the momo dough ready, what are you waiting for? Prepare your favourite filling and make yourself a delicious plate of momo. Click here for 5 of our favourite momo recipes that you can easily make at home.
Here’s the momo chutney recipe too. Find the recipe here.
Try it today and let us know if the tricks worked for you.
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.