Vegetable Momos

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Momo is a Tibetian dish. This dish has an outer covering made of flour and has a filling which can be made according to your choice. Even a potato filling can be used.They are steamed and less fat is used and so, they have become popular.Nearly every street in Delhi has a Momos kiosk. Both vegetable and meat momos are available.In this vegetable momo, the filling has shredded cabbage,carrots and capsicum. Even shredded tofu can be used to increase its nutritive value.This recipe serves about ten medium sized momos.

Ingredients Quantity
Plain Flour{Maida} 1 cup
Salt to taste
Cold Water enough to make dough
Shredded Cabbage 1 cup
Grated Carrot ¼ cup
Chopped Capsicum (Green Bell Pepper) 2 tbsps
Chopped Onions 2 tbsps
Chopped Ginger ½ tsp
Chopped Garlic ½ tsps
Soy Sauce 1 tbsp
Tomato Sauce 1 tbsp
Chilli Sauce 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp
Ripe Tomatoes 2
Garlic Cloves 6 to 7
Soaked Dry Red Chillies 2
Salt to taste


  1. Mix the flour with enough cold water and salt in a container and knead it to fairly stiff dough.Cover it and keep it aside.

  2. To make the fillng,take oil in a pan and add the ginger,garlic and onions and fry a little.Add the vegetables and salt and cook for three minutes.

  3. Then add the soy sauce,tomato sauce and chilly sauce and mix.

  4. Cook the vegetables till the water in them evaporates. Keep it aside.

  5. To make the dip,grind the chopped tomatoes,garlic,salt and soaked red chillies in a grinder to a fine paste.Water may be added for the right consistency.

  6. To make the momos,divide the dough into ten balls and roll out each ball into three inches diameter circles. The edges should be thinner than the center.

  7. Take each circle and place a teaspoon and a half of the filling in the center and gather the edges by pleating to the center. Seal it with a little water.Different shapes can be made also like semicircles..If you are making them before hand then the momos have to covered with moist cloth before steaming otherwise they will become dry.

  8. If a typical bamboo steamer is not available , they can be put on a greased plate and placed on a utensil and steamed in pressure cooker without the weight.Or an idli steamer can be used.The moulds have to be greased before placing the momos so that the do not stick to the plate while removing.The momos have to steamed for ten to fifteen minutes.

  9. Serve hot momos with the hot garlic dip.

  10. These steamed momos can also be fried in oil to make them crisp.But this becomes high in calories.Momos can be served as a starter or as a light meal.


smita at: August 4, 2010 at 2:31 AM said...

Hi Ramani Pinni!!!! I always wanted to know how these Momos are made.Finally I got to know.. thank you so much

Ramani Ramaiah at: August 8, 2010 at 9:20 PM said...

Good! Did you try them?

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