momosMy student Nama has introduced us to momos (Nepali: म:म:), a dumpling that is fun to make and delicious to eat.

Momos are made with a simple flour-and-water dough, with any of several fillings. We’ve had turkey, with onions, garlic, and cilantro, but one could choose goat, yak or vegetables instead. The filled dough can be shaped into a crescent, or as our son did, as a Russian pelmeni (or vareniki, pierogi). They’re then steamed and served with an Indian pickle achar.