Momos and Spicy dip

We are stuck in our houses for over a month now and my son was craving for street style momos or dumplings.

I explored some recipes over the internet and read in a cook book too…spoke to few of my northeastern friends in India and to my surprise got my foolproof recipe of Momos or steamed dumplings.

Chicken dumplings or Momos

We don’t need much ingredients for this recipe at all:

I made the sauce a day before with balanced tomatoes, blanched red chilies a, grounded these both with handful of garlic. The main flavor of sauce is from garlic so be generous in using garlic. Once roughly grinded, it need to tossed in little oil, add some soya sauce, salt and chilly flakes if you have.

Now coming to Momos or steamed dumplings:

All purpose flour a cup, salt and oil. Mix it and then make a dough of flour with lukewarm water. Set it aside for 15-20 mins.

Chicken filling :

250 grams minced chicken or if measuring through cup , use a cup for this. Salt, black pepper, little oil , ginger garlic paste, little soy sauce, coriander finely chopped and onion finely chopped. Mix this all and set it aside for 20 mins.

Now we have to take small balls of dough and rolled it like thin round rotis and stuff with the chicken filling and press the edges to seal any opening. Please refer YouTube’s for the shapes I mean the authentic shapes if you want otherwise normal shapes will be perfectly ok.

And now put a steamer on. Place few filled dumplings on greased strainer or streamer plate over boiling water and steam for 15mins.

Once little cools serve with spicy sauce. Done!!

BBQ/Barbeque chicken – oven style


Recently we have done a BBQ party with friends at their home .. Cooked chicken on charcoal. When we were back in Mumbai we started dreaming how awesome it would have been in case Mumbai flats to have balconies, we could have enjoyed BBQ at home to anytime of the day. The old buildings of Mumbai don’t have. balconies.. So suddenly a thought cross my mind why not try my hands on oven baked/ roasted/ grill chicken.

Marination of chicken breast I used boneless but am sure with bone will give same result.
3 medium breast pieces
Garlic paste 8-10 cloves
Ginger paste 2 inches
Curd 1/2 cup
Black pepper

1. Rub salt on chicken.
2. Mix rest of the ingredient to chicken and cover it.
3. Let it rest for an hour.
BBQ sauce: home made in minutes

Butter 2 tbsp
Chilli sauce 1tsp
Tomato sauce 1tsp
Soy sauce 1/2 tsp
Black pepper roasted and crushed 1tsp
Vinegar 2 tbsp
Corn flour 1tsp
Red chilli powder as per taste
Kashmiri mirch ( not so hot but give good red colour)

Salt optional

1. Preheat oven at 220 degrees for 15 mins.
2. With the help of brush or spoon spread the BBQ sauceon both sides.
3. On grill place a parchment paper and place all chickens on it.
4. Bake it for 10 mins. After every 10 mins we need to turn the sides of chicken for even cooking.
5. This need to be done for approximately 1 hour.
6. You may rub bit of oil at end for shiny look.
7. In last five minutes turn the oven mode to broil and bake again for five minutes.

Server with onion and green chutney.