When the world got covid striken, in many parts of India, momos were missed the most……and that’s when the game changed…!!!!
Momos have now become an intrinsic part and have provided a great deal to the imaginative side of us,humans.
THE ORIGIN OF MOMOS:
Momos originated from southwest chinese region of Tibet, as well as India’s neighbouring countries namely, Bhutan , Nepal and North Indian region of Ladakh, North-east Indian regions of Sikkim, Assam.
It was just a matter of time, and today, momos have taken over North Indian regions under it’s purview as well.
THE CHANGE IN TITLE: FROM SIMPLY-CITY TO FANCY-CITY
Primarily, the dish was famous with the name of momos, but now is referred as Dimsums also.
THE CHANGE IN PREPARATION:
Momos were authentically prepared with all purpose flour with the filling of cabbage and onions.
However , this practice has now revamped. Whole wheat momos or dumplings are preferred & loved, as the fondness for healthy lifestyle has grown manifolds and people have creatively accomplished on the fillings part of dumplings.
Now instead of only cabbage; cottage cheese, spinach ,carrot or noodle fillings have also taken over.
THE CHANGE IN METHOD OF COOKING:
Initially, steamed momos were well-liked, they’re still favoured however, Tandoori momos, Fried momos have also been welcomed and are in great demand.
THE CHANGE IN DIPS:
At present , momos or dumplings are served with a variety of dips eg, mayonnaise, mustard sauce etc.. instead of the traditional sweet and spicy sauce.
THE SHAPE CHANGER:
Authentically , the shape of momos used to be round pocket, but when creative mind works then everything comes under it’s scope.. isn’t it? And hence, now-a-days, innumerous shapes are being given while preparing momos, like leaf shaped, half-moon, rose, crescent shaped.
The crux is, there has been a remarkable transition from elemental style of momos to modern era dumplings, but the love for them has always grown leaps and bounds.. Wouldn’t you agree?
“Momo”ries are now the talk of the town..and the snack for every mood.
(Aastha Sharma & Naina Bhatt)