Steamed dumplings made with all-purpose flour and stuffed with crunchy vegetables, well flavored with garlic, with a hint of soy sauce relished with hot chutney; are momos. Momos recipe is originally a Tibetian recipe. But it is popular across the country, especially in the North-Eastern states. Finding a vegetarian recipe, which can be prepared by anyone in India, from the state of Meghalaya, was difficult. And when I read about the popularity of momos in that state, I decided to pick this one from Meghalaya for my collection of breakfast recipes from the states of India.
As already mentioned, momo is a steamed dumpling with the vegetable stuffing. Momos recipe can be prepared in a number of ways. The non-vegetarian version of moms with chicken stuffing is also very popular. However, we are here to discuss veg momos. Following is all you need to make Veg Momos:
All-purpose flour: Stiff dough is prepared using all-purpose flour, little oil and salt with water. The stiff dough should be prepared because we cannot use the flour to dust while rolling the sheet for momos.
Vegetables: Cabbage, carrot, and spring onions have been used. You can also use mushrooms, bell peppers etc.
Flavoring: Garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper powder have been used to flavor the veg momos.
Momos are very popular street food just like chaat. You might like our collection of chaat recipess.
Serve them steaming hot with the Momo chutney for a weekend lunch.
1.This recipe makes 12-16 momos.
2.Start off with making the dough for momos. In a mixing bowl add 1 cup all purpose flour, ½ tsp oil, salt to taste. Mix everything well.
3.Prepare stiff dough using water.
4.Leave it to rest for 30 minutes.
5.Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Keep the flame on high. Add 3-4 finely chopped garlic cloves. Cook for 20 seconds.
6.Next goes in 2 tbsp of chopped onions. Cook for 30 seconds.
7.Add in 2 and ½ cup of finely chopped vegetables, cabbage and carrot, in this recipe. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Keep the flame high and keep tossing the veggies.
8.Season with salt, ½ tsp black pepper powder, 1 tsp soy sauce.
9.Cook for another 3 minutes. Taste the mixture. Adjust the seasoning if required. The stuffing is ready. Let it cool down.
10.To make momos, after half an hour knead the dough once and make it smooth.
11.Divide into 16 portions.
12.Roll each portion into 3 inch diameter.
13.Put the stuffing, I like well stuffed momos and therefore I put approximately 2 tsp of stuffing in each momo of the mentioned size.
14.Pleat the edges to shape the momo. Meanwhile prepare the steamer. I have used idli maker to make momos. Grease the plates and add enough water to simmer.
15.Place the prepared momos on the greased plate.
16.Steam for 5-6 minutes. Do not over-cook. Once cooked, take them out.
17.Serve hot. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 20 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes
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