My parent’s grass fed beef is good, but it is very flavorful and I thought it would make a great subsitute for Toast Point’s Tibetan Yak Momos. Momos are a Tibetan dumpling that is made with vegetables or meat(usually yak). In a past life I was engaged to a Buddhist(ok it was a few years ago) who had a lot of Tibetan friends who had grown up in India. Their Momo’s, were tasty and curried, and they served them with Indian hot pickle. I mixed Toast Points recipe a bit:
To make the dough, combine in a large mixing bowl:
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 cup water
- pinch baking soda
- Mix the dough until crumbly, then use your hands to knead the dough into a ball.
- Add more water 1 Tablespoon until it becomes a smooth ball.
- Cover the ball of dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for around an hour.
Meanwhile, make the filling. Combine:
Mince or process in food processor(I did)
- 1 medium onion
- 1 thumb fresh ginger
- 2 cloves garlic
- Mix above with:
- 1 lb.ground beef
- 1 teaspoon garam masala(if you only have curry powder use this instead)
- 1/2 turmeric
- two pinches cumin
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons oil
Preparation:Knead the dough it for another minute or two before then divide the dough into 1 inch diameter balls using a rolling pin dusted with a little flour and flatten them and stuff with the meat mixture. The Tibetans I know make them round, some make them look like empanadas! Have fun! Put the dumplings into a steamer lined with a cabbage leaf or lightly oil it to prevent sticking, Chinese bamboo steamers work great! Steam for 20 minutes. Enjoy!