Time to order good old momos!


In the good old days, simply a few months in the past, when strolling within the neighbourhood was a pleasurable exercise, I used to marvel on the enterprise of a few of our folks. They would stand at a busy nook of my residential colony, subsequent to a small stand that carried an aluminium steamer. Inside it had been sizzling momos — stuffed with minced rooster or greens. Those days when social distancing occurred provided that you had conjunctivitis, folks would stand subsequent to the younger vendor, and have their fill of momos.

Nnow that strolling occupies a spot someplace between human trafficking and smuggling, I don’t exit — and I’m sure the momo sellers don’t stand the place they used to, both. It’s human nature to yearn for one thing that you just don’t see any extra. I had been wistfully pondering of momos — once I heard about Momo King.

It’s a momo outlet with 5 branches and a base kitchen in Okhla (promoting principally momos, however there are different instances on the menu, too) and it delivers throughout south Delhi and Gurugram (9999377811). A consultant tells me {that a} strict hygiene routine is adopted by all staffers, together with supply males.

I regarded on the menu and realised the momos, with fillings of rooster, greens, cheese and minced soya, had been steamed, pan-fried, cooked in a tandoor, coated with masala or offered in gravy.

Momo King offers with Himalayan momos — so it presents dimsums from Darjeeling, Nepal, Ladakh and so forth. The sandheko momos are spicy and tangy pan-fried dumplings; the jhol momo is available in a thick curry and the kothey are Nepali momos pan-fried and dipped in butter.

You can ask for a plate of 5 or eight. We went for the five-momo plates, and requested for Steamed Chicken Masala (₹119), Darjeeling Chicken Kothey (₹129), Cheese Jhol Momo (₹169), Darjeeling Chicken Tandoori Momo (₹169), and Spicy Choila or Steamed Veg Momo (₹129). Along with that, we ordered a plate of Hakka Chicken Noodles (₹169).

I significantly appreciated the Jhol Momo; the gravy had softened the dumpling, whereas giving it a zing. The Choila Veg Momo had a spicy coating, which all of us loved. The stuffing in every of the momos was flippantly flavoured, which was good.

I now hear that the menu is increasing from June 10. It will then provide Malaysian Laksa momos, with a spicy coconut curry broth, and meal containers (momos, curries, rice or noodles and sizzling sauces).

Wheat momo Photo: Special Arrangement  

It can even embrace wheat momos, Ladakhi mutton momos, beetroot momos, spicy cottage cheese momo, rooster and water chestnut, soya-and-nut free momos with spinach, corn and mushrooms and even Tibetan pork momos.

The charges are cheap. I paid ₹690, and had fairly a pleasant meal of momos and noodles. The noodles, nevertheless, had been somewhat too dry.

Very lately, somebody requested me what I believed a real pan-Indian road meals merchandise is. I stated it was the momo. You discover it in all places in India, and each neighbourhood has its personal small momo nook.

Momos are healthful and fill the abdomen. And if you would like, you’ll be able to experiment with the casing, and the filling.

The author is a seasoned meals critic

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