Friday, November 6, 2009

Peeta - Momos Indian Style

In my quest to collect traditional recipes from my MIL I came upon this one recipe that she really loves and used to enjoy as a child. This is a dish that can be made into a breakfast or as a snack.

It is quite easy to make and gets my vote since this is high on the "health" quotient. It is what I call the Indian equivalent to the chinese momos or wantons.

Without getting into too much of details here is the recipe.


  • Chana Dal (1/2 cup)

  • Rice Flour (1 cup)

  • Aesofotida or hing (A pinch)

  • Jeera (1/2 tsp)

  • Ginger Garlic Paste (1/2 tsp)

  • Green Chilli (1-2)

  • Salt (to taste)

  • Haldi (1/4 tsp)

  • Dhaniya Powder(1/2 tsp)

  • Corainder leave (2 tsp)


  1. Soak the Dal overnight. If you can not do that soak it at least for 4-5 hrs.

  2. Remove the Dal from water and ensure the water drains out. Grind it into medium fine paste.

  3. Add hing, jeera, ginger- garlic paste, coriander leaves(finely chopped), Green chillies(finely chopped), Salt, Haldi and Dhaniya Powder.

  4. Mix it properly into a paste.

  5. Now take about 2 litres of water and bring it to a boil in a pot.

  6. Meanwhile using a little lukewarm water take the rice flour, salt make a dough.

  7. Make the dough into small balls and roll into small circles about the size of pooris.

  8. Put the paste and fold it into a semicircle and close using water at the ends. And then dip it into the boiling water. Close the lid and let it be on simmer for 5-7 mints.

  9. Once done remove it and drain the water.

  10. Enjoy it with chutney. Recipe follows.


You will need:

  • Tomato (2 Small)

  • Coriander leaves ( 1/2 bunch)

  • Green Chillies (1-2)

  • Jeera (1/2 tsp)

  • Salt (to taste)

  • Garlic (1-2cloves)

  • Mint Leaves (a few)

Grind all the above ingredients into a fine paste. Enjoy Peeta with chutney.

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