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From street, with Love

Now a days the industry of fast-food has grown, you have gone to fancy restaurant, enjoyed the meal in a cozy environment. People love to eat like our existences exist only for eating. Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, fast food lover’s trend all over the world at all times and Chicken meat is a favorite of all fast food. When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fries it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavor may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily. We ate chicken momos like zillion times in a restaurants, hotels and food trucks. But ever thought of helping by eating? Well, most of us might be thinking how your lust of eating can help other in any ways. There are many street vendors whose dishes are even more mouth watering then the fancy food hubs. We bring this month one of the vendors to you.


Friends, you need to taste the momos of Nima Sherpa’s cute & small outlet stationed near chief minister’s bungalow check post (Mowb - 1). The perfect amount of every spice, condiments blended in chicken meat under the thin yet perfect flour dough gives it the quota of one of the finest Momos to be found in the capital city.

Nima Sherpa, a student of 10th standard at Arunadaya Higher Secondary School Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh had started to sell momos since 2014 to support her family expenditure

Her Father Prem Sherpa works at civil secretariat and Mother Angma Sherpa is an Anganwadi worker in ICDS. But sadly, the untimely salary payments from their respective offices had made it obstructive to support the family livelihood. She has two sibling named as Khusan Sherpa and Dawa Sherpa .They have been living at Itanagar for the last 13 yrs and life’s never been easy for the Sherpa family.

So, every day after school, Nima joins her mother to make three full plate of momos which are to be sold at Rs (rupee symbol)10 per piece. Daily at 3 PM, Nima sets her Momo station and wait for customers till 7.30 pm. If  her Momo sells out early, she get to leave early. She usually gets Rs (rupee symbol) 1500 to 2000 from the sale which is quite enough to buy weekly groceries for their family, says Mrs. Sherpa.

Look East Spark managed to steal their secret recipe for delicious momo.

They start with mixing gently flour and salt in a bowl. Add sufficient water and knead into soft dough. Combine minced chicken, coriander, salt, spring onions, refill oil, garlic, soya sauce together and set aside. Divide dough into small portions. Shape them into balls and roll out thinly. Put a teaspoon of the filling in the middle. Bring all edges together to the centre, making small tight pleats. Pinch and twist the pleats to ensure that the momo is closed tightly. Steam in a steamer for about twenty minutes. For chutney; grind dried chillies, tomato, salt and some seasonal herb like timbur (Sichuan pepper) all together and it is ready to relish.

Customer's say for Nima’s momo

We are regular customer of Nima. Her Momo is very delicious and mouth watering. I have gained so much weight because of her momos (laughing). We come here three times or more in a week, tells happily full Domin Riang .
Look East Spark

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