Mo:Mos are dumpling look alike but much more flavorful and entices everyones taste bud. It is a very famous delicacy among Nepalese, all it requires is a perfect combination of ground meat with few other ingredients inside a wonton wrapper. Ground chicken, goat, water buffalo, and pork or combination of two different meat are popular choices although vegetable, lamb and fish (not recommended) versions are also found.
I got inspired by the article http://desigrub.com/2011/02/calories-momo/ and wanted to analyze the nutritional content of my version of mo:mo.
20 oz (1.25 lb) lean ground turkey (93/7)
1 Packet Nasoya wonton wraps
1 large onion, very finely chopped
3-4 green onions, chopped
1 tbsp butter (melted)
4-5 tbsp mo:mo masala
Salt, to taste
1/4 c hot water
Each mo:mo contains approximately 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz) of ground meat
Per serving: 10
Calories from fat: 50
Protein: 21 grams
Each mo:mo is about 30 calories which really surprised me but the type of meat (lean: 93/7), and less butter probably made this difference compared to the recipe in the article mentioned above.
Ground meat and other ingredients such as oil, butter used in the recipe determines how caloric mo:mo will result into. Ground turkey and pork is available anywhere from 80/20 to 97/3 and this information is always located at the front of the package. It basically means the percentage of lean to fat ratio and 90/10 and above is great choice because it cuts down on calories and fat significantly.
It never crossed my mind that complimentary tomato sauce would also add some more calories, depending what ingredients are used. Toasted sesame seeds are popular add-in to the tomato sauce and who would have thought these little guys are so high in calorie (1 cup~825 calories, 644 calories from fat). So, if you are not great fan of sesame seeds, you can shave off some calories from there.