Sha mothuk is a delicious soup version of the beloved Tibetan meat dumplings, momos. Tibetans love soup dishes, most likely due to a natural proclivity for warming foods at high altitude. The preparation for sha mothuk is fairly intensive, requiring us to not only make momos, but also the soup. The shape for mothuk momos, as you see in the image above, is a little different than the usual round or half-moon shapes we use for steamed or fried momos. Tibetans make a party out of it, gathering friends to help with the work. No matter how you make it, the taste is truly superb. And there is no better to warm you up in cold weather!
If you would like to explore and share the wonderfully comforting, unusual flavors of traditional Tibetan food, please see our Tibetan Home Cooking eBook and video series for written recipes, many beautiful photographs and detailed, step-by-step videos showing you exactly how to cook all the Tibetan favorites. Of the many gems in Tibetan Home Cooking are wonderful recipes and videos for both sha mothuk and shamey mothuk, in which Lobsang shows you exactly how to make the special soup momos shape.
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By Lobsang Wangdu and Yolanda O’Bannon