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Author Notes: There are many Indian finger foods that are great for parties. One of my favorites is this simple recipe for Momo, little shrimp or chicken dumplings that have drifted down into the Darjeeling area of India from Nepal. They're made easy for quick entertaining by using readily available won ton wrappers —Kathy Gori
pound fresh cooked small shrimp
teaspoon Kashmiri chilie or 1/4 tsp cayenne 1/4 tsp paprika
teaspoon ground coriander
sprigs Of chopped Thai basil or regular basil leaves
finally chopped shallot
package of thin won ton or sue gow wrappers
- Put the shrimp and chili powder in food processor and grind to a paste
- Add in chopped shallot, spices, salt and chopped basil and mix all together well
- Place a teaspoon of the shrimp mixture in the center of each wrapper and twist it closed like a little bag
- Place a bamboo or other type of steamer over a pot of boiling water
- If using bamboo spray each tray with non stick spray
- Place the momo in the trays of the steamer
- Steam for about 10 minutes
- Serve with chutney or any sort of dipping sauce
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dumplings