- Vegetables: In India and Nepal, cabbage, carrots, soy granules, quark (Paneer), potatoes, beans (Lila kachori) or finely chopped chayote (ischkush) are used as fillings.
- Cheese: Normally cream cheese (Paneer) or traditional soft chhurpi is used.
- Khoa: Momo with dairy solids and sugar is a popular dessert in the Kathmandu Valley.
Then, the filling is included in the round dough cover, either in a round bag or in the shape of a half moon or half-moon. People prefer high-fat meat because it produces juicy momos with an intense flavor.
Sometimes, the leaner minced meat is added a little oil to keep the filling moist and juicy. Then, the meatballs are steamed over a soup (either a bone or vegetable-based broth) in a Momo kitchen called Mucktoo. Meatballs can also be fried or fried after steaming.
It is believed that momos (empanadillas) are of Tibetan origin and have since extended to other neighboring countries. There are two types of momos: fried and steamed. Most non-vegetable momos usually contain pieces of chicken, vegetable momos contain cabbage, carrots and onions. How healthy is eating momos?
Most of us believe they are healthy, especially if they are not fried. Let’s count the calories we consume in vegetables / non-vegetables Momo – 6 pieces Steamed Momo (90 g): 270 calories, 6 pieces Steamed Momo (150 g): 390 calories and 2 tablespoons (30 g) Chili sauce 30 lime.
The total calorie count is not bad (45 kcal per piece), as long as you don’t go crazy with your amounts and if you don’t have strong dishes in the food. Momos have no specific health benefits. Here are some tips to reduce calories while enjoying Momos on the side of the road and making them healthier.
- Try to develop a taste for vegetarian mothers instead of chickens. If you prefer chicken, mix it. Have every three vegetables and chicken momos.
- Always eat steamed momos instead of fried. You save 20 cal. Per piece.
- Avoid normal chili sauce, as it contains a lot of sodium and has oil as a base. Instead, go for peppermint chutney, if possible.
- While cooking at home, mix the integral with Maida to get healthier momos.
- While cooking at home, mix soybeans with chopped vegetables as a filling for vegetables.
- Take a good portion of salads with momos. This will help you digest refined flour (Maida)
Daily food is not a good option, since it has a nutritionally low value. If you like to eat momos, try homemade fillings that are also healthy and hygienic.
3. Dhido -Gundruk
Dhindo is traditional Nepali hillside food eaten along with Gundruk soup. Gundruk is fermented and dried leafy vegetables prepared with soybean grains and potatoes.
Dhido is similar to Indian dish halva or polenta made by mixing and stirring corn or buckwheat flower continuously in the hot boiling water, but no sugar no salt. One will often hear some Nepali people calling it as their national dish.
Gundrook is dried and fermented green vegetable leaves. It is usually prepared as a soup with beans and potatoes. It is slightly sour and spicy with a very unique flavor.
4. Sel Roti
Dheedo is a sugar-free dish consisting of wheat or corn. The food is nutritionally high and also satisfies the taste buds. It is usually eaten with Gundrook soup.
Dheedo is considered very healthy, especially in diabetics. This dish is also known as the national dish of Nepal and can be found in the typical restaurants of Nepal and in the local houses of the villages.