Thursday, February 9, 2012

Chicken Momos

I am in Bhadreshwar now. Those who might not know where Bhadreshwar is, let me give you a small introduction of the place. Bhadreshwar is a small town situated near Hooghly River in Hooghly district in West Bengal. Only 50 kms distant from Kolkata, it is a comfortable suburban area, ideal for leading a peaceful life away from the clamour and congestion of a city. This is where my in laws place is located at.

Bhadreshwar and Chandannagar (hardly 20 minutes distance from Bhadreshwar) are both famous for their sweets. Each time when I come to my in laws' place, I make sure to carry a bag full of sweets for my parents. My mother so lovingly relishes them all. In fact, my father who is a bit of health freak asks for repeated serving.

Ingredients:                                  Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
ü  100 gm chicken (minced)
ü  1 cup of all-purpose flour
ü  1/2 cup of chopped onion
ü  1 tsp of white oil
ü  1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste
ü  1/2 cup of chopped cabbage
ü  1 tsp of black pepper powder
ü  1 tsp meat masala powder (easily available in the market)
ü  5-6 green chillies (finely chopped)
ü  Few sprigs of coriander leaves (chopped)
ü  Salt to taste
For the sauce:
ü  4-5 dry red chillies (soaked in water for atleast an hour)
ü  4 tsp of tomato sauce
ü  4 tsp of tomato puree
ü  Salt to taste
ü  a pinch of sugar
ü  1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1) In a mixing bowl, mix together chicken with onion, cabbage, green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger-garlic paste, salt, black pepper and meat masala powder.
2) Knead all-purpose flour to a dough along with 1/2 tsp salt,1 tsp of white oil and required amount of water. Make small balls as shown below:

3) Then using a rolling pin, roll them out into a circular shape of 2 inches in diameter. Stuff the filling in the centre, fold and seal the edges.

4) Steam for 5-7 minutes in microwave. If using a gas oven, steam the same for 20-25 minutes to achieve the desired result.
5) For the sauce, blend together all the ingredients to a fine paste.
6) Team the momos with the sauce and enjoy the feast.


  1. wow i just loved it .. mouth watering thanks for sharing

  2. hey i am from hooghly.. and very nice recipes thanks a lot will try almost all... but if u dont mind can i share my way to make momos ..hope u will love that only some ingredients are different.. baki sab ek jaisa ..

    1. Hi Urmi...glad that you liked my recipes....sure you can play around with the ingredients and make momos of different flavours.