Vegetarian Momos Recipe – Steamed Veg Filled Dumplings


Momos or steamed dumplings are a traditional delicacy of Nepal... I was introduced to momos by my sister, she had tried it a few months ago and highly recommended it to me. I've tried Dim Sums at Chinese restaurants and I love them. Momos looks very similar to dim sums but they are different. Making momos was on my top to-do list and finally I was inspired to make momos in my kitchen. Momos can either be steamed or fried. Definitely, steamed ones are much healthier than the fried ones, so I chose to steam them. Usually, I make chicken filling if I need to stuff something, but this time I made a veg filling. I even loved the taste of veggie filling, soy sauce and hoisin sauce were added to flavor the shredded veggies. Since, this was the first time I'm making momos, I felt very excited. Making the filling and the dough was real simple, the fun part was wrapping or folding the momos. If you know how to make pleats while draping the saree, then you will do a great job wrapping the momos.

What you will need

Oil- 1 tbsp

Ginger, minced- 2 tsp

Garlic, minced- 2 cloves

Carrot, shredded- 2

Onion, shredded- 1

Mushroom, chopped very small- ½ cup

Soy sauce, low-sodium- 1 tbsp

Hoisin sauce- ½ tbsp (optional)

Ground black pepper- ¼ tsp

Spring onions, chopped- 2 stalks

Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful

All purpose flour or Maida- 1 cup

Water- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp (or just enough to make a soft dough)

Salt- a few pinches

Oil- ½ tbsp


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01/10/2020 ☰
Very nice recipe. You may also like
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