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Buffalo Meat Momo--Laa Momocha (Newari Style)

Prep Time:

1 Hour

Cook Time:

45 Minutes


2-3 Servings



About the Recipe

From a popular food amongst the Newar community, momocha has broken all the communal barriers. It is for everyone to enjoy and is on the verge of becoming a National dish. Momocha is not just another food, it is a new wave of food culture that's rapidly growing.


  • 1 lb ground buffalo, pork, bison, lamb, or you may grind chicken thigh meat with skin 

  • 1 Tablespoon garlic paste 

  • 1 Tablespoon ginger paste 

  • 1 cup water

  •  1 teaspoon garam masala

  •  ¼ teaspoon turmeric 

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander 

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder 

  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil

  •  ¼ cup shallots, minced


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