Dilmah Seven Star Tea

Spinach and cheese Momo

Food : Savory

Spinach and cheese Momo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 kilo flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 350ml room temperature water

Spinach cheese filling

  • 1/4 kilo spinach (washed, squeezed, patted dry and finely chopped)
  • 4 TBSP panner cheese (or tofu if desired)
  • 1 Spanish onion chopped very finely
  • 1 TBSP garlic, minced
  • 1 TBSP fresh coriander, minced
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP green shallots
  • 2 TBSP oil

Syrup

  • 50g caster sugar
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1-teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 300ml elixir of Ceylon tea with almond
  • 50g roast chopped almonds

Method

Mix sifted flour and baking powder in a bowl, then slowly add water. add more water, if necessary but add enough so it gathers together in a ball like when making bread, but not sticky.

Knead on floured surface for 3 minutes, then let it rest for 10 minutes.

To portion: roll into a long thick rope. Cut 2 finger width pieces and roll into a ball, flatten and make a nice circle with a rolling pin. Add a tbsp filling and pinch shut into desired shape most momos are cresent shaped Steam momos for 15 minutes.

Spinach cheese filling

Mix all the ingredients together and season to taste.

Syrup

Combine all ingredients except for the chopped almonds and bring to the boil, reduce to ½ and remove.

Serve with chopped almonds

The range of Dilmah Tea used

  • Dilmah Elixir of Ceylon Tea

The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

  • Elixir of Ceylon Tea Black Tea with Almond