Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos Recipe

Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos Recipe:
Hello Folks! Hope you had a great celebration last week. Todays’ recipe is a guest post. This is from the same contest I had mentioned earlier.It is from the group “Roasts n Grinds”. We had called for healthy recipes with tofu/mushroom/soya and healthy baking recipes.  The recipe today is “Wheat Tofu Momos” and it is by Mrs.Gomathi Subbarayan from Tirunelveli. Thank you so much for your recipes.And did I tell you?I am a huge fan of momos. I just control myself because of refined flour usage.My better half makes super awesome wheat momos at home. Find tofu burji and tofu polichathu recipe here.


I have been inviting guest posts to my blog after publishing 100 recipes to honour all friends and supporters. So here is my personal invite to each of you out there“I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks /tofu or any healthy baked goodie or any of your family’s traditional recipe. Whoever is interested, please write to me at kitchenkathukutty@gmail.com with ingredients, detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least two to three final images). I will be happy and honoured to post the same on my blog. ” Please find the guest posts here
Over to Mrs.Gomathi.

“I am Mrs.Gomathi from Tirunelveli. My husband is a business person and we have a 3-year-old kiddy Varnith. I’ve completed my B.Tech Bioengineering from SASTRA University, Thanjavur. Am a homemaker by choice. My pass time includes cooking, painting and reading novels. I write tamil poem at times. 🙂 “




Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
Wheat tofu momos:
Ingredients:
Momo chutney recipe:
  • Tomato – 2
  • Garlic – 4-5 pods
  • Red chilly – 8-10
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 a lemon
  • Salt – To taste





Procedure:

1. Blend the tomatoes, garlic, red chilies, salt into a very fine paste without adding water.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
2. In a pan, add the blended chutney and saute in a high flame until  it thickens.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
3. Switch off  the stove when the bubbles shrink in size.
Wheat Tofu Momos:
Ingredients:
For the filling:
  • Tofu – 200 gm
  • Garlic – 2 pods
  • Onion – 1 small sized
  • Carrot – 1
  • Capsicum – 1/4th of a whole capsicum
  • Cabbage – 50 gm
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 a lemon
  • Pepper powder – 1.5 TSP
  • Garam masala – 1 TSP
  • Salt – To taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Momo chutney – 1 tbsp
For the Momo sheets:
  • Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Water – 1/4 cup

Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos



Procedure:
For the filling:
1. Scramble tofu and finely chop all the veggies.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
2. In a kadai, pour oil and add garlic, Onion, carrot, capsicum, cabbage, salt and saute in high flame.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
3. Then add momo chutney, lemon juice, pepper and garam masala powder and saute until the oil separates.
4. Now add the scrambled tofu and saute until everything gets cooked.
5. Switch off the stove and keep it aside. Your filling for momos is ready.
For the Momo sheets:
1. In a bowl add wheat flour, oil, salt, water and make a dough.
2. The dough shouldn’t be too hard or soggy.
3. Rest it for 15 minutes.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
4. Then divide the dough into lemon sized balls and roll it into thin sheets.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
5. You can use a lid to make it into a perfect round.
Wheat tofu momos preparation:
1. Once the sheet and filling gets ready, place a TSP of filling inside the sheet, apply water on all the sides and start pleating.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos




2. When it’s done, place it in a steamer and steam it for 10 minutes in high flame.
3. Serve hot with momo chutney.
Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos
Note:
1. I’ve replaced vinegar with lemon juice and soya sauce, tomato ketchup with momo chutney in the filling.
2. You can add a pinch of sugar both in the chutney and filling as well.

Thank you for the recipe 🙂




Is tofu Safe?

Few of my friends had huge doubts about consumption of TOFU. Few were even questioning “Why does a healthy blogger like you advocate Tofu Usage?”. Very honestly I am not promoting usage of tofu daily. Please read through this to know about tofu completely. Tofu is basically from soy milk and is said to be an alternative to cows milk. It is similar to paneer or cottage cheese. It is a rich source of proteins and fibers. It is heart friendly as it reduces LDL cholesterol. It is said to reduce the chances of cancer , diabetes and improves bone health. It is nutrient dense. After a lot of reading all that I would conclude about tofu consumption is It is safe it is not processed/genetically modified and moderately used. And all the controversies or cons of soy is only with the genetically modified and processed soy products. Natural soy bean as such or unprocessed tofu will do no harm.It can be a rare ingredient. For example both of the guest posts recipe creators would have used tofu only when I had called for the contest in this year and I had used it only once in all 5 years(29 years) in my tofu burji recipe. So moderation is the key. Every food has its own pros and cons.Do what suits your body the best . Prefer organic soy products to stay safe. If you have soy allergy please avoid tofu.  The presence of  isoflavones, a naturally occurring plant compound that is present is all forms of soy, including organic soy, which is a type of phytoestrogen is the major reason behind all controversies .But this compound is also found in many of our daily staples like legumes.These are based on the experts/scientists/researchers views.So “Moderation is the key” with such type of ingredients if you doubt the usage. This tofu is not recommended for babies/people with Soy protein allergy and people who are suffering from thyroid and breast cancer. You can replicate the same recipe with paneer if you fear the usage of tofu. Hope this helps.


P.S:

Tofu can be offered to babies above 6 to 8 months.

Skip the salt for babies less than one year.

Please check for Soy Allergy before including tofu in your food.

Always have a word with your pediatrician before offering any new food to your babies.

Please consider the family history of allergies before trying any new food. (Soy Allergy)


Wheat Tofu Momos/Wheat Momos


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