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A snack that has become almost synonymous with oriental cuisine, Momos are made of a plain flour cover filled with sautéed veggies.

An apt combination of garlic, ginger, green chillies and Schezuan sauce flavours the vegetable mixture, and the outcome is simply tongue-tickling!

Traditionally, Momos are steamed in bamboo baskets, but you can also cook them in a regular Steamer or cooker, the way you make dhoklas or Idlis .

You can innovate on this recipe by adding other veggies or bean sprouts to the filling, but make sure you choose colourful, juicy and crisp veggies to achieve the right appearance and to get the mild crunch that makes Momos so enjoyable!

Serve along with Vegetable Chow Mein and Chinese Fried Rice .

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Momos recipe - How to make Momos

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 14 momos
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1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
5 tsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped french beans
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
salt to taste
2 tsp schezuan sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
plain flour (maida) for rolling

For Serving
soya sauce
chilli garlic sauce
  1. Combine the plain flour, 1 tsp of oil and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth or lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat the remaining 4 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions, carrot, french beans and cabbage and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the schezwan sauce and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds. Keep aside.
  6. Divide the dough into 14 equal portions.
  7. Roll a portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter thin circle using a little plain flour for rolling and place 1 tbsp of the prepared filling in the centre of the circle.
  8. Hold it on your palms, fold the two sides and pinch them as shown in the image.
  9. Fold the other open side and pinch it again so as to form a triangle as shown in the image.
  10. Repeat step 7 to 9 to make 13 more momos.
  11. Steam 7 momos in a greased steamer for 8 minutes or till they are cooked.
  12. Repeat step 11 to steam the remaining 7 momos in 1 more batch.
  13. Serve immediately with soy sauce and chilli garlic sauce.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy35 cal
Protein0.6 g
Carbohydrates4.1 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A63.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C5.3 mg
Calcium7.7 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Folic Acid2.9 mcg
Sodium1.4 mg
Potassium17.5 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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 on 19 Aug 12 05:08 PM

This recipe is realy very easy to prepare and very tasty. My children loved hot momos.
 on 16 Feb 17 10:40 PM

Thanks ma''am!! Your recipes are the best and easy for learners like me.
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to hear that Siya. Keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
17 Feb 17 08:50 AM
 on 23 Jan 16 07:58 AM

I wanted to find out such guideline to make momos . It is very interesting to see the details given in simple steps. Let try myself how to succeede!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Biswajit. Please let us know how the momos came out. Happy cooking.
23 Jan 16 09:47 AM
 on 17 Aug 15 05:11 PM

I always wondered.. how to make perfect momos.. this recipe taught me how to make it in simple steps.. I am very happy with this recipe.. i served this to my guest for a get-together party.. and they could not believe it was made at home.. it was really a great hit in my house.. thank you for the recipe..
 on 19 Aug 12 05:08 PM

This recipe is realy very easy to prepare and very tasty. My children loved hot momos.