Dim sums or Momos are a delicious Cantonese snack steamed and served in bamboo steamers specially made for this purpose.Steaming is a healthy, delicious cooking method — adding no fat or grease while bringing out food’s natural flavor. I had been wanting to make steamed chicken dim sums for quite some time, but couldn’t lay my hands on a traditional steaming basket. I was planning to order it online, but couldn’t wait till the basket arrived at my door step. As if to end my dilemma, the door bell rang. There was a cute cane basket with my favorite fruits at my door step with a note ” With Love From Dad ” ……. And what did I love more ‘my favorite exotic fruits’, ‘ the cute little basket which was forming ideas at the back of my mind ‘ , or ‘ the sweet note from dad ‘ . Well!!! All three of them. I immediately planned to make ( no no not fruit salad 🙂 lol ) Chicken dim sums in this basket for dinner, but first things first, I had to call dad to thank him for his awesome gift ❤
This is the traditional Bamboo steamer. Try to get hold of this. but if your craving for hot , juicy, delicious, home made momos have got the better of you and you can’t wait , try what I did. The result was very good. No compromise on taste. Though maybe the appearance would have been a bit better if I made it in the traditional one.
Chicken Dim Sums/Momos
For the filling:
200 g chicken mince
1 tsp. ginger chopped fine
- 2 tsp.garlic chopped in roundels
- 2 tsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. green chillies chopped
- 2 spring onions with greens chopped
- salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
For the skin:
- 2 cups flour
- salt to taste
Knead with sufficient water to make a soft dough. Divide into small portions. Roll out into thin discs. Place a teaspoon of filling in the centre and seal the edges. Pinch and make little pleats to resemble a dim sum or a momo.
Place in the steamer basket. Cover and steam for 20-25 minutes .
Serve hot with sweet chilli sauce .
Don’t wait. Just make it and enjoy. I am taking these dim sums to Fiesta Friday 39. It’s double celebrations there, because it is Angie’s birthday too. Waiting for the red carpet welcome as Angie promised from her two gracious co-hosts Suzanne @apuginthekitchen and Sue @Birgerbird . Come along with me and join the fun fiesta at the Novice gardener’s.