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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


How Do I Love Momos?

Let me count the ways….
I love my momos steamed. But I love them even more when steamed first and then sautéed in a little soy sauce. Most of all, though, I love momos when liberally doused with spicy tomato achar — a “must have” accompaniment for any serving of momos.

If you’ve never had momos, you’re in for a treat — especially if you like all manner of Asian and Indian food like I do.  Momos are Nepali stuffed dumplings, similar to stuffed wontons or gyoza, with a flavorful vegetable filling.  What seals the deal is the achar sauce, which is made with lots of tomatoes, hot chiles, garlic, cilantro, and spices. The sauce is so good, there is rarely any leftover, but when there is, it’s great scooped up with chips.

I wish I could share the recipe, but I can’t right now because it’s scheduled to be in an upcoming issue of VegNews magazine in my Global Vegan column. For now, the above photo shows some of the yummy momos in achar that I made recently -- the photo was taken just seconds before they were devoured.

If you live near a Himalayan or Nepali restaurant, consider stopping by for some vegetable momos and let me know if it was love at first bite for you, too.

Other News:
Cookbook Giveaway on Vegan Appetite: Head on over to Vegan Appetite for your chance to win a copy of Vegan Unplugged — the pantry cookbook (with recipes ready in 15 minutes) that also doubles as an emergency guide for when the power’s out.

Other, other news:
My Black Bean and Butternut Chili from Party Vegan is featured in this week’s Splendid Table newsletter!

On Tuesday, November 2, I will be the guest blogger on

On Wednesday, November 3, I will be a guest on the Jazzy Vegetarian radio program.

And, finally....

Recipe Testing Has Begun:  All of the recipe testers for my next cookbook have been chosen and contacted and the testing has begun!  Thanks again to all who e-mailed me or otherwise contacted me about testing.  It was a tough decision because I’m sure you’d all be terrific!

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Wow, I'd never even heard of momos but they look and sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
Oh wow, do these look and sound good! I'm glad I'm a Veg News subscriber...can't wait to see the recipe.

Congrats on all your success!
I've never heard of momos either. Now I'm super weak with anticipation for your recipe in VegNews!

aww crud I missed it.
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