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Veg Momos Recipe | how to make vegetable momos recipe VIDEO

Popular street food veg momos recipe video with step by step instructions. Delicious steamed dumplings coated four different ways served with a spicy momos chutney.

Popular streetfood veg momos recipe video with step by step instructions. Delicious steamed dumplings coated four different ways served with a spicy momos chutney.

Mo in Nepalese means steam and that’s how these steamed dumplings got their name, Momo. There are two types of momo, steamed and fried. Pan fried momos are called Kothey. Who would have thought that these tiny parcels of steamy goodness is going to rule the street food scene here in India. I have had one of the best momos in a quiet by-lane in Darjeeling. It was cold and that’s when the steam and warmth from these Momos engulfed me in a delicious dream land, only to be hit hard with the hottest thing I have ever had in my life! But the combination was divine and I am always reminded of that moment when I have momos now.

Momos are the king of street food in India right now and hence the veg momos recipe video. With streetfood one really has to be very cautious. While momos are very popular they are also being labelled “momos are the worst streetfood ever” by the media and for good reasons. The streetfood versions are made under unhygienic conditions with poor/stale ingredients, made with bleached maida (all purpose flour) which is really harmful for the body, have MSG in it, served with a very spicy chutney made with processed red chili powder and not with fresh red chilies.

Momos on the streets are completely avoidable. That’s when I realized that we should satiate our momos cravings at home and make it as healthy and less time-consuming as possible. Some would say they are too much hard work and it’s best to eat outside once in a while but hear me out! I have made it simpler and healthier to a large extent. Let’s deep dive into the world of Momos and discuss the recipe with step by step instructions.

Momos Stuffing

In this recipe we are making veg momos recipe stuffing with cabbage. You can add a mix of grated vegetables or finely chopped vegetables too. You can also easily make chicken momos recipe using the same guidelines. Replace the cabbage in the veg momos stuffing recipe with chicken mince to make the chicken momos stuffing.

Momos Rolling, Shaping and Pleating

In the veg momos recipe video I have shown the rolling of the dough, stuffing and then pleating and shaping of momos. There are various ways in which momos can be shaped. I loved a few vidoes on YouTube which show various ways of wrapping dumplings.

Why this veg momos recipe is the best ever?

  • Whole wheat momos with only very little all purpose flour.
  • Four different flavor or types of momos.
  • Momos recipe in a video which makes it easy to follow.
  • Jumbo momos. I increased the size so that you have to make a few of them as compared to rolling out infinite number of small wraps.

How to make momos at home without steamer?

In this veg momos recipe video, I have used a bamboo steamer to steam these dumplings but it can very well be done using these alternatives. You can use an Idli steamer, microwave idli steamer or you can make your own steamer by placing a rice strainer on top of a pot with water (like a double boiler system). The rice strainer should not be touching the water.

Momos chutney recipe

Momos are generally served with tomato chilli garlic chutney and I have included momos chutney recipe video. Learn how to make momos chutney with easy step by step instructions.

4 different ways of momos recipe

Veg Tandoori Momos
Asian Hot & Sour Momos
Veg Tex Mex Momos
Veg Cheesy Momos

Popular streetfood veg momos recipe video with step by step instructions. Delicious steamed dumplings coated four different ways served with a spicy momos chutney.
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Veg Momos Recipe | how to make vegetable momos recipe

Popular street food veg momos recipe video with step by step instructions. Delicious steamed dumplings coated four different ways served with a spicy momos chutney.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 Momos
Author Nandita

Ingredients

For Momo Wraps

  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead

For Momo Stuffing

  • 2 cup Cabbage finely chopped
  • 1 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Instructions

  1. Knead the dough for momos by mixing whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, rice flour, salt with water. Knead into a medium soft dough. Cover and keep aside.
  2. For the stuffing, heat oil in a heavy sauce pan. Add ginger garlic paste once hot. After a minute, add onions and saute till transparent.
  3. Add cabbage, salt and pepper. Mix well, cover and cook until soft and done. Should take around 7-10 minutes.
  4. Roll out big thin rounds if making "Jumbo Momos" or small thin rounds if making "Regular size Momos".
  5. Place 4 tbsp of the stuffing for "Jumbo Momos" in the center. Start folding from one end by making small pleats. Continue till you make pleats throughout. Now carefully pinch the two ends together. Similarly make the others. With this dough, I could make 6 jumbo momos.
  6. Prepare the bamboo or steal steamer and once the steam is built up, place the momos in the steamer and steam for about 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Since it's whole wheat, it will take a bit more time to cook than the "maida (all purpose flour) version.
  7. Take them out of the steamer and serve them hot with Momos Chutney.

  8. You can choose to marinate these momos at this point. I have shared four different types of momos recipe in the post and in the notes below. Do check them out.

Recipe Notes

Momos Chutney Recipe

Four Different Types of Momos:

Veg Tandoori Momos

Veg Cheesy Momos

Asian Hot & Sour Veg Momos

Tex Mex Veg Momos

 

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