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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vegetable Momos / Dumplings/ Steamed veg wontons

As per wiki, Momo are made with a simple flour-and-water dough—white flour is generally preferred—and sometimes a little yeast or baking soda is added to give a more doughy texture to the finished product. Sometimes MSG (monosodium glutamate) is also used to enhance the taste. The filling may be one of the several mixtures:

The dough is fashioned into small circular flat pieces. The filling is then enclosed either in a round pocket or in a half moon shape or crescent. The dumplings are then cooked by steaming over a soup (either a stock based on bones or tomato-based), which is served with the dumplings, along with chili sauce. The dumplings may also be pan-fried or deep-fried after being steamed.

I  made vegetable momos. I am a big fan of momos. Love to have them any time.. Made this veggie momos for my mom.Yet to try chicken momos.

  • Carrot - 1 minced
  • Cabbage - 200 gms minced or finely chopped
  • Beans - 100 gms - chopped finely
  • Spring onions - half a bunch finely chopped or minced
  • Garlic cloves - 10 minced
  • Salt
  • Soya sauce - 1 or 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • MSG - optional
  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Hudson canola oil 
  • Water


  • For the outer cover, knead he all purpose flour , salt , few tsp canola oil and water. Continuously knead it into a soft dough for about 10 mins.

  • For the filling, heat oil in a pan, add the garlic. Once its fried, add the chopped onions.
  • Add all the veggies, soya sauce, salt and pepper powder.

  • Add the spring onions and msg. Stir well.

  • Switch off once all the veggies are boiled and cooked.

  • For momos, take a lemon size balls from the flour and press it like chapathi into thin layer.

  • Using a round cutter, cut it. Place a ts of the filling.


  • Fold it into momo shape. I have shown in the picture. Gently fold the edges by pinching little by little.

  • Cover the momos and place it aside. Repeat it for all other momos. 
  • Place it in a steamer, either in a idly plate or on any plate with holes.

  • Steam it for five mins.

Enjoy it with Chilli sauce or chilli garlic sauce.

Sending to Samayal diary event and  JUSTEAT.


  1. I liked the way you have shown the folds...Please do participate in the event 'Cooking with Love Cousin" at my space...

  2. Jillu, nice to visit u after a long time... hope u are doing well... love momos a lot but yet to try them, you have explained so well... will give it a try sometime soon

  3. wow.. u have made the momos so well.. yet to try.. btw Thanks for linking it to Eat Vegetables Stay Healthy event w Giveaway. Looking forward for more entries.. :)


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