The number of people who tried their hands at making momos during the lockdown is proof enough that we are all collectively obsessed with this dumpling snack, and no obstacle is big enough to make us give up on momos. Momos originally hail from the Himalayas. However, some say they belong to Tibet, while others say it were the Nepalese cooks who popularized the snack. In less than decade, momos have not only emerged to be one of India's most favourite street food, many variants of the snack have also flooded the market. Tandoori momos, fried momos, chocolate momos - there are options galore to pick and choose for, but what is absolutely non-negotiable when it comes to momos is the lovely momo chutney or momo sauce. You can serve us a tray full of momos; but if there is no chutney to go along with it, it is just not good enough.
Many people make many different kinds of chutney to pair there momos with, but the most popular kind of chutney served is scarlet red in colour and fiery hot to taste. This chutney is so delectable that even the ones with low spice tolerance do not like to give it a miss.
Just like momos, making this chutney is also quite an easy task, provided you have all the ingredients ready in place. You do not even need an army of ingredients to make it. All you need to do is grind garlic, whole red chillies, oil and salt (to taste). It is also a good idea to soak the dried red chillies, so that before you blend them, you get a nice consistency. Many people like to soak their chillies in plain water (this also helps off-set the hotness), in this delish recipe the chillies are soaked in vinegar, that gives your chutney an extra zing.
Now that you know how simple it is to make momo chutney, what is it that is still holding you back?
Here is the recipe of momo chutney.
Here are the recipes of chicken momos and veg momos.
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About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.