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There are a variety of dumplings all around the world but the one that has hold the topmost position in the list is the demand of Momos. The momos include a very delicious and customary product that has a various type of fillings within it. Though originating in Tibet and Nepal, it has become one of the very famous delicacies of the world including Asia, Europe and America. This delicacy is not directly related to the traditional food of the North-Eastern region but people generally associate it with the foods of that region. Today they are not just limited to Himalayan hills, but rather are found in every nook and corner of different cities and towns, be it hills, plains or coast.
How it is made?

A basic white flour-water mixture is usually used to make the external covering. A small quantity of yeast is added to give it a more crispy texture. The use of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) used as an additional ingredient enhances their taste.

Customarily, ground or minced fillings were used, yet over the span of years, this has completely changed and the fillings have ended up being more definite. The present recipes have come up with various kinds of fillings with different combinations both for vegetarian and non – vegetarians. The mixer of chicken, pork, onion, paneer, meat, potato, cabbage, khoa – a combination of powdered milk and sugar, etc are used

Types of Momos:

Momos available in the market are of different kinds. Amongst them the most famous ones are;

Fried 

They are served with mayonnaise and chilly sausage. They are prepared by deep frying.

Steamed 

They have a similar preparation as of the fried one. They are made of steamer. They are most popular among all the momo types.

Tandoori

The main featue of the tandoori momos is that they are crunchy in texture.

Wheat

Their name suggests their preparation with wheat.

Kothe

These are the blend of Indian and Tibetian flavors of momos. They use fried ginger as their main ingredient.

Chilly

They have an extra filling consisting of chilly.

Cheese

These momos use fillings of minced potatoes, carrots and onions with hot and dripping cheese.

Paneer

The main ingredient used is paneer.

Chicken

They fall in the group of non – vegan momos. They have chicken as the main filling.

Soup

These momos are served dipped in hot soups.

Chocolate

These momos have a unique sweet bitter taste. They are served covered in chocolate sauce.

Vegitable momos

They are the complete vegetable momos.

Keema

They are filled with the filling of minced pieces of meat along with the peas, pepper, corn etc.

Sweet

These momos are the sweet dishes served with milk, coconut and kheer.

All of these are unique and delicious in their own manner, representing different places, people, cultures and traditions. In a way, they represent a form of global culture connecting one to another.

Their role in social interactions:

Momos can be a very good conversation starter especially among the friends. They also provide a good dish during any family gathering or an evening chit-chat. One can also serve them as the starters to the guests at home. One can cook them at home or as well ask for a home delivery at very reasonable prices. Like it is commonly said “It is only little things in life that give us true happiness”.

All of these are unique and delicious in their own manner, representing different places, people, cultures and traditions. In a way, they represent a form of global culture connecting one to an
Their role in social interactions:

Just like tea, momos are good conversation starters. Especially among friends, is it when you are meeting in a marketplace, after school, college or even workplace. They also provide a fine occasion for families to have an evening gathering, chit-chatting, smiling & laughing, thereby strengthening their bonds with each other. They can also be served as starters while entertaining guests at home, lighting the mood and aroma. One can see a linkage where these little pieces of dumplings act as an instrument for social exchanges and an agent of spreading happiness in people’s lives. Like it is commonly said “It is only little things in life that give us true happiness”.
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