Chicken Momos 

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1kg chicken mince
  • 1 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup ripe tomato, finely chpped
  • 3 tablespoons coriander, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 3 fresh red chilies, minced (or to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons oil

1. In a large bowl combine flour, oil, salt and water. Mix well and knead for about 8-10 minute. Cover and let it stand for at least 30 minutes


2. In a large bowl combine all filling ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour


3. Break dough into golf sized balls. Roll out each ball into a thin, flat circle, and add two teaspoons of mixture into the centre of the dough


4. Going around the outside of the dough, pinch the dough into pleats, as above


 5. Twist the pleats together to form a dumpling


6. Set up a steamer over boiling water. Spray the steamer with oil to prevent sticking, then steam the dumplings (covered with a lid) for 8-10 minutes

7. Serve immediately with sweet chilli sauce


What's the story?

Nutritional Information (per dumpling, makes 28 dumplings)

  • Energy: 462kJ
  • Protein: 6.5g
  • Fat: 2g (Saturated fat 0.6g)
  • Carbohydrates: 15.8g (Sugars 0.6g)
  • Sodium: 19mg

And a word from the dietitian...

Chili has been used for thousands of years in traditional cooking, and it’s health benefits are becoming more and more apparent. One study has suggested that having chilli in a meal can help reduce the levels of insulin in the blood after a meal, another has reported that it leaves people feeling less hungry and will eat less at following meals, and it has been found to contain anti- prostate cancer properties. So add some spice to your life!