Momos Recipe


Originally belonging to the north eastern states of India, specifically the state of Sikkim, Momos are also known as dumplings in various regions. I remember having them during my childhood at a fare where food from different states were available at their respective stalls. However, now Momos are easily available even at street food joints and a lot of restaurants and hotels across India. These steamed snacks are even loved by kids. They are made with white flour and can be filled with your choice of shredded vegetables like cabbage, carrots, potatoes or non-veg fillings like chicken, mutton, fish or lamb. These go best as a snack and should be served hot with a chilly sauce. Today I give you a simple recipe to make Momos and please your kids with a nice treat at home.

Ingredients needed for Momos

Maida – 1 cup

Salt to taste

Baking powder – 1/4 tsp

Oil – 2 tsp

Garlic cloves – 6/7 (chopped)

Onion – 1 (chopped)

Cabbage – 1/4 bowl (shredded)

Capsicum – 1/4 bowl (shredded)

Carrot – 1/4 bowl (shredded)

Soya sauce – 1/2 tsp

Red chili sauce – 1/2 tsp

Chili paste – 1/2 tsp

Tomato ketchup – 1/2 tsp

How to make Momos

Mix maida, 1/4th tsp salt, baking powder and knead into a soft dough.

In a pan add oil and fry garlic and onion. Add all vegetables and cook for 2/3 min.

Add soya sauce, red chili sauce, chili paste, tomato ketchup and salt and cook for another minute.

Make small balls of dough and roll into thin circles and fill a spoon of filling in each.

Steam for 10 minutes in a steamer.

Serve hot with red chili sauce.