Momo Achar – Classic MOMO Achar (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Sesame-Tomato Achar for MOMO)
INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 5 fresh hot red chilies, minced
  • 1 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon timur
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime jest
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • Roast tomatoes in oven for about 30 minutes, or until charred.
  • Remove charred skin and reserve flesh in a bowl.
  • In a pan, add sesame seeds, cumin and mustard seeds; stir continuously until seeds pop and are toasted.
  • Make sure that seeds are not burnt.
  • Grind the toasted seeds into a powder.
  • In a blender, combine roasted tomatoes, ground mixture of sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, chilies, garlic, ginger, timur, asafetida, lime jest and juice, and salt; process to form smooth mixture.
  • Add some water if the achar mixture is too thick.
  • Transfer into a bowl.
  • Serve with steamed MOMOs.

Source: http://nepalicooking.tripod.com/momo.htm
Author: Tulsi Regmi

Momo Achar – Sweet MOMO Achar (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Sweet Tamarind Achar for MOMOs)
INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups black plum, cut into small chunks
  • 3 tablespoons tamarind paste
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 fresh red chilies, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon timur (Szechwan pepper)
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • In a sauce pan, heat oil; splitter cumin seeds until dark brown.
  • Add chilies, garlic, ginger, timur, asafetida, and salt.
  • Fry for a minute or so.
  • Add plum chunks, tamarind paste and brown sugar.
  • Mix all ingredients well and allow simmering in low heat for about 30 minutes, or until plum chunks are tender.
  • Remove from heat and let rest to cool.
  • Puree the tamarind mixture into a smooth paste-like mixture.
  • Serve with steamed momos.

Source: http://nepalicooking.tripod.com/momo.htm
Author: Tulsi Regmi

Momo Achar – Sherpa MOMO Achar (Nepali Food Recipe)

(Spicy Soy-Based Dipping Sauce for MOMOs)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground timur (Szechwan pepper)

DIRECTIONS

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Serve with steamed momos.

Source: http://nepalicooking.tripod.com/momo.htm
Author: Tulsi Regmi