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Making Dumplings – Nepali style

Last Saturday our friend Bhumika had my Sociology cohort over to her apartment to make dumplings! Bhumika is from Nepal and she told us ” the Nepali idea of getting together and having fun is making and having mo:mo: or dumplings.”ย Last year our cohort got together all the time because we always studied statistics together or planned little events like game nights etc., but this year it seems like academia and life have gotten the better of our schedules and since we are all split into different classes we don’t see each other as often. This was a really fun night of relaxing and learning how to make dumplings (one of my favorite foods! but these dumplings were MUCH tastier than the frozen Trader Joe’s dumplings I get!).

El Sabado pasado, nuestra amiga Bhumika invito a m todos mis companeros de sociologia de 2do ano a su casa para preparar dumplings! (Dumplis es algo muy parecido a un raviol, mas grandeย  diferente masa) Bhumika es de Nepal y nos contaba que la idea de juntarse y pasar un buen rato para la gente en Nepal es tomar mo:mo y hacer dumplings. El ano pasado nuestra clase se juntaba siempre a estudiar estadistica o, a veces, a jugar juegos de mesa….pero este ano parece que las clases y la vida en general ha tomado el control y no nos ha dado tiempo de juntarnos seguido como antes. Esta fue una noche muy entretenida y ralajante, dodne aprendimos a hacer dumplings (una de mis comidas favoritas! pero estas estaban mucho mejor que las que compro congeladas en Trader Joes!)

Apparently there are several ways to wrap the innards of the dumpling up, and some of the methods were pretty artsy (and difficult)! Bhumika showed us how to make the most basic version and then showed us the more complicated, pretty ways to fold them, which I was never able to master. We had some pretty creative looking dumplings in the end. The final products were absolutely delicious (despite their strange shapes) and I’m so glad to know how to make them now. It was great to spend some time with the cohort too – I’m so lucky to have such an awesome group throughout this crazy grad school adventure. Below are some photos of our evening!

Al parecer hay muchas maneras de cerrar las dumplings, y algunos metodos son muy artisticos (y dificiles!) Bhumika nos mostro como hacer la version basica y luego las mas complejas que se veian muy bonitas pero yo no logre dominar. Entre todos creamos dumplings muy interesantes. El producto final estuvo delicioso (sin importar las formas raras de algunas) y estoy feliz de saber como prepararlas ahora. Fue entretenido pasar tempo juntos con el grupo de amigos – tengo mucha suerte de tener estos companeros en la aventura de postgrado. Aqui van alguna fotos de esa noche!!

Bhumika teaching us how to wrap dumplings
Oh yeah! And we got a cake to celebrate Lauren and Matt's engagement. Congrats again, guys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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