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6 Simple Tips to Make Healthy Momos At Home

Indian homes are now quite familiar with delicacies like noodles, pasta, and momos. We all love the yummy momos sold on the roadside. Children, especially teenagers, love to gorge on them. Though not a very technical job, making momos is a tedious process and normally we end up buying them from outside. Mothers often crib that it is unhealthy and unhygienic to eat outside, but the tedious process often dissuades them from making it at home.

This problem is now solved by technology as leading home appliance manufacturers like Kent have introduced a momo maker, which has made it an easy and efficient process to prepare them at home. There are shaping dies in this appliance that are specifically designed for folding the momos, which is the most cumbersome and time-taking process in making momos.

Here are few tips to make healthy momos at home.

  1. Use Healthy Stuff to Knead the Dough: You can make use of spinach or beetroot puree to make the dough. This will not only give a nice green or red colour, but also the nutrients of spinach and beetroot will get packed in the dough. Kids will love to have different coloured momos.
  2. Use of Healthy Whole Flours: Instead of using only refined flour, mix it with whole wheat flour to make the dough. This will make the momos healthy and tasty. 

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  8. Use Healthier Fillings: For the filling, you can add healthy options such as tofu or sprouts with the regular carrot, cabbage or onion filling. You can also opt for grated paneer and instead of using bottled ketchup that is high on preservatives, mix it with home-made chutney. The momos will taste delicious, different and are definitely much healthier than the one you get on the roadside.
  9. Use Healthy Oil: When making the filling for momos, use olive oil. You can also opt for peanut oil instead of using the refined varieties. If you love to have fried momos, use peanut oil instead of any other option.
  10. Make Healthy Momo Soup: You can make a clear soup by adding some vegetable stock along with seasoning. Add assorted vegetables like juliennes of carrots and cabbage, some beans, and corn to it. Let it simmer for a while and then add steamed veg momos to it and have a healthy soup, which is both tasty and nourishing.
  11. Experiment: With a momo maker at home, you can experiment with varied kinds of fillings and dough. You can mix different meats or go for only vegetable momos or you can try some out-of-the-box ideas. The list is endless.

Though we love to have momos, we are often worried that outside stuff can be stale and unhygienically prepared. Moreover, we are not sure if the vegetables or meats they used in the filling are fresh. Having this appliance at home will ensure that you will get freshly and hygienically prepared stuff. The process of making is so easy and quick that even if you are hard pressed for time you won’t mind making it.

Once the appliance is in your kitchen, use your creativity and come up with many other healthier options than the ones discussed above. When it comes to experimenting, the sky is the limit. So, enjoy tasty, nutritious and healthy homemade momos in different variations.

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