Momos are like little pockets of happiness. Not many can resist those perfectly steamed or fried doughy delights filled with an explosion of flavours. Whether you’re grabbing a quick fix from your favourite street vendor or your mom is whipping up a batch at home, momos just have this magical way of making everything better. But have you ever wondered about how they are made in bulk in factories? It is by no means easy to maintain that “handmade” quality of momos that makes the dish so special, in large-scale production. Now, a video is doing the rounds on the internet, showing us exactly how it’s done.
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Step-By-Step Momo-Making Process In A Factory:
1. Prepping the vegetables:
The process in the video begins with a worker slicing cabbages, carrots, and ginger in a factory setting. These vegetables are then fed into a large machine for chopping and mincing into finer pieces.
2. Seasoning and water removal:
The minced vegetable mixture is spread on a tray and seasoned with salt. It is left to dry, allowing excess water to be released. Simultaneously, a machine rapidly spins the vegetables to further eliminate any remaining moisture.
3. Dough making:
Meanwhile, a significant amount of flour is processed under a spiral dough mixture machine, resulting in the creation of the dough for the momos.
4. Dough flattening and cutting:
The prepared dough is then placed in another machine that flattens it, and circular moulds are cut from the flattened dough to serve as the momo wrappers.
5. Vegetable dicing and mincing:
The dried vegetables, having undergone the water removal processes, are collected and fed into a separate machine for thorough dicing and mincing.
6. Momo assembly:
The circular dough moulds are filled with the minced vegetable mixture, and the dumplings are shaped by hand or by machine into the standard momo form.
7. Partial steaming:
The assembled momos undergo a partial steaming process, ensuring they hold their shape but are not fully cooked at this stage.
8. Distribution to vendors:
The partially steamed momos are then sent out to vendors for further steaming. This step allows the momos to be fully cooked and ready for serving.
9. Final steaming by vendors:
Vendors complete the steaming process, ensuring that the momos are thoroughly cooked and ready to delight consumers with their delicious flavours.
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Watch the video here:
If you would like to make momos at home, check out our simple recipe.