Momos, a little pocket of happiness, is a gastronomical delight for every other person. Just a visual of a plate of momos with the spicy red chutney makes a street food lover’s tongue tickle. One can well-relate momos in the culinary map of India; be it Delhi, Mumbai or Bengaluru, momos have successfully won hearts of people from all over India. Several varieties of momos in food fares and street markets can be found.

Such is the love for this delicious snack that many people are carrying out several experiments with momos recipes and innovating different types of momos these days.

To satiate your craving for momos and make it a healthier snack we have assorted several momos recipe for you. You can easily make all these kinds of momos at home without getting concerned over the material used or the hygiene issues.

Here’s a list of momos recipe which you should try to make at home-

 

Steamed veg momos

Steamed veg momos

The most popular type of momos are the steamed veg momos. Steamed saucy momos when dipped in spicy garlic sauce is an absolute delight for the momo lovers.

Note : The cup measures 250 ml

Ingredients-

For outer cover-

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Salt
  • Water

For filling-

  • Chopped veggies like cabbage, carrots and capsicum – 4 cups
  • Onions- 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Black pepper powder- 1/4 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt

Steps to follow-

For making outer covering-

  • Make a dough using all purpose flour and keep it aside for 30 mins.
  • Do not forget to add a pinch of salt in the dough for better taste.

For making filling –

  • Take a pan and pour oil into it so that the vegetables could be fried.
  • Fry the vegetables on medium flame.
  • Add onion and semi-fry for better taste.
  • Add pepper powder and salt once the vegetables get cooled.
  • You can also add soy sauce or other spices to enrich the taste.

Shaping the momos-

  • Divide the dough into equal parts and start making small circles.
  • Now, make small tortillas of the dough balls and put one spoon filling in the centre of it.
  • Try to keep edges thin and centre thick.
  • Now, fold the momo and make pleats.
  • Repeat the process and similarly make other momos.
  • Cover them with a wet kitchen towel until you are ready to steam them.

For steaming –

  • Boil water in cooker or other big vessel with broad mouth.
  • Grease a pan and arrange the momos in it with proper spacing.
  • Keep the pan over cooker or the vessel and cover it.
  • Keep a check on momos and wait for them to get steamed.
  • Once the outer layer starts changing the color and they don’t appear sticky understand they are done.
  • Serve hot by slicing onions with garlic chutney.

Soya momos

Soya momos

Soya is protein-rich so is preferred by health conscious people. Those who avoid cabbage consumption and want to have a healthier version of momos usually munch on soya momos.

Ingredients-

For outer cover-

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Salt
  • Water

For filling-

  • Soy granules soaked in water – 1 cup
  • Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Vinegar
  • Soya sauce

Steps to follow-

For making outer covering-

  • Make a dough using all purpose flour and keep it aside for 30 mins.
  • Add a pinch of salt in the dough for better taste.

For making filling 

  • Take a pan and pour oil into it.
  • Fry the soy granules on medium flame.
  • Add chopped garlic to it and semi-fry for better taste.
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce and salt once the mixture gets cooled.
  • You can also add other spices to enrich the taste.

Shaping the momos

  • Divide the dough into equal parts and start making small circles.
  • Now, make small tortillas of the dough balls and put one spoon filling in the centre of it.
  • Try to keep edges thin and centre thick.
  • Now, fold the momo and make pleates.
  • Repeat the process and similarly make other momos.
  • Cover them with a wet kitchen towel until you are ready to steam them.

For steaming 

  • Boil water in cooker or other big vessel with broad mouth.
  • Grease a pan and arrange the momos in it with proper spacing.
  • Keep the pan over cooker or the vessel and cover it.
  • Keep a check on momos and wait for them to get steamed.
  • Once the outer layer starts changing the colour and they don’t appear sticky understand they are done.

Mushroom Momos

Mushroom momos

Mushrooms are quite popular amongst teens. From chilli mushrooms to garlic mushroom soup, every dish is relished by teens. But, have you ever tried the mushrooms momos? So, here we present the recipe of mushroom momos for our mushroom lovers-

Ingredients

For outer cover

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Salt
  • Water

For filling

  • Mushrooms (boiled and drained) – 2 cups
  • Garlic cloves (chopped)
  • Onion – 1/4 cup ( chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Vinegar
  • Soya sauce

Steps to follow

For making outer covering

  • Make a dough using all purpose flour and keep it aside for 30 mins.
  • Add a pinch of salt in the dough for better taste.

For making filling 

  • Take a pan and pour oil into it.
  • Add garlic and onions and fry them.
  • Sauté the mushrooms on low flame and sprinkle some pepper powder over them.
  • You can also add green chillies and other veggies if you want in the filling.

Shaping the momos

  • Divide the dough into equal parts and start making small circles.
  • Now, make small tortillas of the dough balls and put one spoon filling in the centre of it.
  • Try to keep edges thin and centre thick.
  • Now, fold the momo and make pleates.
  • Repeat the process and similarly make other momos.
  • Cover them with a wet kitchen towel until you are ready to steam them.

For steaming 

  • Boil water in cooker or other big vessel with broad mouth.
  • Grease a pan and arrange the momos in it with proper spacing.
  • Keep the pan over cooker or the vessel and cover it.
  • Keep a check on momos and wait for them to get steamed.
  • Once the outer layer starts changing the color and they don’t appear sticky understand they are done.

Fried Momos

Fried Momos

An upgrade from regular veg momos or soya momos fried momos are prepared after being steamed. They become crispy, juicy and more delectable.

You can simply make any type of momos and deep fry them.

Kothey momos

Kothey momos

One of the latest and most delicious momos are Kothey momos. If you are not a lover or fried momos you can surely try the Kothey momos to get a break from steamed momos. These are basically pan fried momos which go well with chilli garlic sauce. Its crispy covering makes you feel satiated and well fed. All you need to do is take any type of steamed momos and slowly roast them on a pan.

Cheese momos

Cheese momos

The fusion of momos with hot melted cheese is something a momo and cheese lover is going to drool over again and again.  All you need to do is after steaming the momos pour grated cheese over them. The cheese will melt slowly. Sprinkle some oregano over it and they will in turn taste similar to pizza.

Spinach momos or Green momos

Spinach momos or Green momos

If you are planning to ditch the unhealthy fast food so here is a healthy alternative. Green colour momos are here in town which provide you the bliss of having momos which contain the main ingredient as spinach.
All you need to do is blend spinach leaves and make a thick paste and knead the dough with that paste. Rest, follow the complete process of making the momos. Remember to keep the consistency of the dough moderate.
Also, if you do not want to knead the dough you can include spinach in filling to increase the health count of the momos.

Soup momos 

Soup momos

Enjoying a hot bowl of soup is a delightful way to spend evenings. Similarly, enjoying hot momos with spicy garlic and tomato chutney is another kind of bliss. But, what can be more alluring than these two coming together? A bowl full of soup and delicious piping hot momos is all you need this monsoon. For preparing soupy momos you can make any type of momos and dip them in hot tangy soup. Remember to keep the consistency of soup thick and spicy.

Chicken momos

Chicken momos recipie

Chicken momos have always been the most preferred non-vegetarian momos. Any discussion over non-vegetarian momos is incomplete without chicken momos. They are one of the healthiest snack because of the absence of oil and presence of high nutrient content.

Ingredients

For outer cover

  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Salt
  • Water

For filling

  • Chicken – 2 cups (minced)
  • Chopped veggies like cabbage, carrots and capsicum – 2 cups
  • Onions- 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Black pepper powder- 1/4 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves – 4 (minced)
  • soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Salt

Steps to follow

For making outer covering

  • Make a dough using all purpose flour and keep it aside for 30 mins.
  • Add a pinch of salt in the dough for better taste.

For making filling 

  • Take a pan and pour oil into it.
  • Now combine minced chicken, vegetables, onions, garlic, soy sauce altogether and fry them for a while.
  • Add pepper powder and salt once the mixture gets cooled.
  • You can also add other spices and condiments to enrich the taste.

Shaping the momos

  • Divide the dough into equal parts and start making small circles.
  • Now, make small tortillas of the dough balls and put one spoon filling in the centre of it.
  • Try to keep edges thin and centre thick.
  • Now, fold the momo and make pleats.
  • Repeat the process and similarly make other momos.
  • Cover them with a wet kitchen towel until you are ready to steam them.

For steaming 

  • Boil water in cooker or other big vessel with broad mouth.
  • Grease a pan and arrange the momos in it with proper spacing.
  • Keep the pan over cooker or the vessel and cover it.
  • Keep a check on momos and wait for them to get steamed.
  • Once the outer layer starts changing the colour and they don’t appear sticky they are done.

Fish momos

Fish momos

Fish momos can serve as a delightful appetizer on a cool rainy evening. Go ahead and make these flavory fish momos and invite your friends to a momo party.

To make fish momos all you need to do is boil and de-vein the fish and mix all other ingredients. Repeat the same process of making momos as we earlier did for making veg or chicken momos.

Keema momos

Keema momos

Marinated minced meat of goat is utter delight for non-vegetarians who enjoy mutton. When the keema gets combined in momos the bliss felt can be heavenly. So, try making keema momos at home to serve your loved ones little packets of joy. Just boil and mince the mutton and repeat the same process of making stuffing and momos.

Butter chicken momos

Butter chicken momos

Butter chicken momos, the ever so popular Indian style chicken momos when served hot can make any chicken lover drool over them. Prepared by marinated roasted chicken, these momos are the perfect party recipe.
To make butter chicken momos you need to make chicken momos first then make a buttery tomato puree. The recipe is given below-

Ingredients

  • Tomato puree- 2 cups
  • Butter – half cup
  • Pepper powder
  • salt
  • Garam masala
  • Cloves – 2
  • Chillies – 2
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
  • Bayleaf – 4
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cream – 2 cups

Steps to follow 

  • Add 2 tbsp of butter in a large pan kept over medium heat and pour cloves, chillies and cumin seeds into it.
  • Now, add ginger garlic paste and tomato puree and saute over medium flame.
  • You can also add onions in the puree.
  • Add pepper powder salt, garam masala, bayleaf and continue to saute over medium flame.
  • Once you see that the puree is getting thick add cream to it and turn off the flame.
  • Pour the puree over the momos and serve hot.

Afghani momos

Afghani momos

If you want to have succulent and delicious momos then you must try these extremely tasty Afghani momos. The only challenge faced while making these phenomenal momos is that you have to go an extra mile and grill the momos. You need to make veg or non-veg momos and deep fry them. Once they are deep fried you can grill them in pre-heated oven by setting it on grill mode. (200 degrees celsius).

To prepare the marinade of Afghani momos read below-

  • In a bowl combine curd, cream, mint leaves, coriander powder, garam masala, salt and pepper powder. Mix them well and pour the mixture over grilled momos.
  • Your utterly butterly delicious Afghani momos are ready to be served.

Tandoori momos

Tandoori momos

For making delicious Tandoori momos you can simply follow the process for Afghani momos. Just keep in mind to grill them and served them with spicy hot garlic chutney.

Chocolate momos

Chocolate momos

The last momos in our list is the chocolate momos which will serve as “Dessert for the soul”. If you are a lover of chocolate and momos then you are definitely going to love the fusion of both. All you need to do is add grated chocolate in the filling and steam the momos. Once the momos are steamed add melted chocolate over them to have a treat of delightful hot momos.

Don’t forget to try them with mouth-watering chutneys.

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