Tasty Momos Recipes You Should Try at Home

Tasty Momos Recipes You Should Try at Home

Momo is a Tibetan delicacy which has become an extremely popular snack. However, in the northeastern states of India, Momo is more than just a snack; it is more of a meal. Over the years, momos have garnered a huge fan base, and momo stalls have come up in every nook and corner. However, some momo stalls are not worth eating in due to hygiene issues, and some have exorbitant pricing. Therefore, in the given circumstances, don’t you think it would always be nice to make some delicious and mouth watering momos at home?

How to Make Momos at Home? – Easy Recipes

Do you want to learn how to make vegetable momos recipe so that you can surprise your friends and acquaintances with some home-cooked steaming hot momos the next time they visit you? Listed below are some vegetarian momo recipes that you can try from.

Vegetarian Momo Recipes

1. Paneer Veg Momos

Paneer Momos

Ever wondered how to make paneer momos at home? Follow the instructions below and cook some steaming hot paneer momos.

Ingredients

  • Wheat Flour (instead of refined white flour to make it all the more healthy) – 4 cups
  • Paneer (grated) – 100 grams
  • Carrot (grated)– 2 medium size
  • French bean (chopped) – 50 grams
  • Onion (diced) – 2 medium size
  • Ginger (paste) – 50 grams
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Water
  • Salt – As per taste

Total Cook Time

Half an hour

Servings

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make

  • Make a firm dough by mixing the flour with water.
  • In another bowl, put all the cut and grated vegetables, grated paneer, ginger paste, salt, oil and mix it all up, preferably using your hand.
  • Divide the dough into small pieces and roll out each ball in small round shapes (just as you do for puri).
  • Taking one, fill it with the mix.
  • Then seal it pressing the edges resembling pleats.
  • Once you are done making about 20 momos, grease a Muktoo (utensil with small holes which is used to steam momos. There are usually 2-3 Muktoos in each momo steamer).
  • Place the momos and steam them (In a medium size momo steamer, with 3 Muktoos, you can cook  about 60 momos at the same time)

2. Chayote Momos

 

Chayote (Chow chow) is an incredible vegetable and momos prepared with this vegetable tastes divine. You have to try it out to believe!

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 4 cups
  • Water
  • Chayote (grated) – 500 grams
  • Onion (diced) – 200 grams
  • Ginger (paste) – 50 grams
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon

Total Cook Time

Half an hour

Servings

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make

  • Knead firm dough.
  • In another bowl, mix grated chayote (Chow chow), nicely diced onion, ginger paste, salt and oil together.
  • Then divide the dough in small round balls.
  • Roll out each ball keeping the centre a bit thicker than the sides.
  • Then place some filling in the centre.
  • Put one side of the end together and then start pleating taking it to the other side.
  • Once all the momos have been filled and sealed, grease the Muktoos.
  • Place the momos one at a time, on the greased Muktoos and place it on top of the steamer (with the water or soup).

3. Mix Vegetable Momos

Mix vegetable momo is a perfect example of food being healthy and tasty as well.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 4 cups
  • Carrot (grated) – 2 cups
  • French beans (finely chopped) – 2 cups
  • Green peas – 1 cup
  • Celery (finely chopped) – 1 cup
  • Chayote (Grated) – 2 cups
  • Cabbage (finely chopped) – 2 cups
  • Onion (diced) – 3 cups
  • Ginger paste – half a cup
  • Vegetable oil – 2 – 3 tablespoon
  • Salt – as per taste

Total Cook Time

Half an hour

Servings

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make 

  • After you have prepared a firm dough with wheat flour and water, in another bowl, mix all the vegetables, ginger paste, vegetable oil and salt.
  • Then divide the dough into small pieces and make little round balls.
  • Roll out each ball and place a little filling in the centre.
  • In case you want to try the round shape instead of the usual half-moon shape, pick one of the edges and start pleating and join all the pleats together at the centre.
  • Once you have finished shaping the momos, grease the Muktoos and place the momos.
  • Then place all the Muktoos with the uncooked momos on top of the steamer.
  • You can add 4 – 5 tablespoons of the vegetable momo filling in the water of the steamer. After the momos are cooked, you can serve it as clear vegetable soup. However, add extra salt in the soup only after all the momos have been prepared or before serving it.

4. Vegetable Tandoori Momo

Tandoori Momo

The veg tandoori momo recipe has been given an Indian twist by the addition of Indian spices and curd, which are otherwise missing in the authentic Tibetan version of momos.

Ingredients

  • Steam cooked vegetable momo – 16 pieces
  • Curd – ½ cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste – ½ tsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp.
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp.
  • Coriander powder – ½ tsp.
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp.
  • Chaat Masala – ½ Tsp.
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Gram flour – ½ tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste

Total Cook Time

If you have steam cooked momos, it will take about an hour for marinating and about 10 minutes to preheat the oven and 10 minutes to keep the momos in the oven.

Servings

Two plates

How to Make

  • In a bowl mix the curd, the ginger-garlic paste and the spices together along with the salt, oil and gram flour.
  • Add the momos to the mix.
  • Then thoroughly coat each of them and let it marinate for an hour.
  • Keep the oven on preheat mode at 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Place the marinated momos on a baking tray and keep them inside the oven for 10 minutes or until they get a bit charred in places.
  • Once the momos are done, serve them with some finely chopped coriander, celery and little chaat masala.

5. Soyabean Momos

Soyabean Momos

Who does not like soyabean! This momo recipe made with soya tastes excellent and adds protein to a vegetarian diet.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 3 – 4 cups
  • Water
  • Soya granules (soaked in hot water) – 300 grams
  • Onion (finely diced) – 200 grams
  • Ginger (paste) – 50 grams
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – 2 – 3 tbsp.

Total Cook Time

Half an hour

Servings

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make

  • Make firm dough using wheat flour and water.
  • In another bowl, squeeze the soya granules and mince them in a food processor.
  • Once that is done, add the onion, ginger paste, salt and oil to it. Give all the ingredients a good mix.
  • Then divide the dough into small balls and roll out each of them.
  • Put a little filling in the centre and seal it up by pleats.
  • Grease the Muktoos and place the momos.
  • Keep the Muktoos on top of the steamer and let it cook for 5 – 10 minutes. Once the momos in the lowest Muk too get cooked, remove it and place the second lowest one on top of the steamer.
  • If you need to use the Muktoo again for another set of momos, grease it with vegetable oil again and place the momos in it.

6. Cabbage Momos

Cabbage Momos
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It is the most common among all the vegetarian momo recipes.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 3 – 4 cups
  • Water
  • Cabbage (finely chopped) – 300 grams
  • Onion (finely diced) – 2 medium size
  • Ginger paste – 2 – 3 tbsp.
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste

Total Cook Time

Half an hour

Servings 

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make 

  • Knead firm dough.
  • Boil some water and add some salt to it.
  • Once the water starts boiling, put the cabbage and onion in it, put a lid and switch off the stove.
  • After sometime when the cabbage becomes little soft, strain the water and squeeze out the excess water from the cabbage and onion mix.
  • Then add ginger paste, salt and vegetable oil to the cabbage and onion. Mix it up well.
  • Then take a little of the dough, make small round balls and roll them out.
  • Put the cabbage and onion filling in the centre and seal it up using the pleating pattern.
  • Then grease each Muktoo and place the momos and steam them.

Non-Vegetarian Momo Recipes

Have you ever tried a non-vegetarian home-made momos recipe or wondered how to make Chinese momos at home? Any momo recipe is very easy, although it can be a bit tedious for budding cooks. They can be made with different kinds of meat, seafood, even eggs and make for a very wholesome snack or even a meal; and what makes momos all the tastier is the momos chutney. In case you do not have the momo steamer, try making momos in cooker.

1. Chicken Momo

Chicken Momo is a hot favourite for non-vegetarians. The recipe of chicken momos is very simple and does not require much of preparation time, unlike the vegetarian momos.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 3 -4 cups
  • Minced chicken – 300 grams
  • Onion (finely diced) – 2 medium size onions
  • Ginger paste – 2 tablespoon
  • Vegetable oil – 2-3 tablespoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water

Total Cook Time

Half an hour

Servings

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make

  • Make a firm dough.
  • In a bowl put the minced chicken, ginger paste and the finely diced onion.
  • Add salt and vegetable oil. However, you may skip the oil bit if the minced chicken meat has fat in it. Fat makes the momos juicier so try adding chicken fat while mincing it.
  • Mix it all up.
  • Then roll out small balls of the dough.
  • Place a little chicken and onion filling in the centre.
  • Then seal the momo up either in the half moon shape or the round shape.
  • Grease the Muktoos and place the momos.
  • Then steam them for 5 – 7 minutes.
  • You can make chutney by taking a roasted, peeled tomato, few green chillies, few cloves of garlic, few sprigs of coriander (optional) and salt. Blend them all.

2. Mutton Momo

Nothing can beat a plate of steaming hot mutton momos. Eat them steamed, fried or pan-fried, they taste just the same, “awesome”.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 3 – 4 cups
  • Minced mutton (with fat preferably) – 300 grams
  • Onion (finely diced) – 200 grams
  • Ginger paste – 2 -3 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil (optional) – 2-3 tbsp.

Total Cook Time

Half an hour

Servings

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make

  • In a bowl, take the wheat flour and with the help of some water make a firm dough.
  • In another vessel, put the minced mutton, diced onions, ginger paste, salt and oil (this is optional and should be added only if the minced meat has no fat in it).
  • Mix all of them.
  • Then after rolling out small balls, put a little filling in the centre (just as you would do for any other momo).
  • Seal the momo by pleating it from one end to the other end. Learning how to fold momos may take some time and practice though. However, you may also use the moulds that are used to make karanji or Gujiya.
  • Then grease the momo Muktoos with vegetable oil. You can even use butter or ghee.
  • Place the momos and steam them.
  • Serve them hot with some spicy tomato, chilli and coriander chutney and a steaming bowl of soup made with bones and small pieces of mutton.

3. Egg Momos

Egg Momos

It is not very common or famous, and you may not get it in every momo stall or restaurant; however, eggs momos at home can be easily made with the help of the following recipe.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour – 3 – 4 cups
  • Water
  • Eggs – 6 nos.
  • Carrots (grated) – 1 cup
  • Celery (finely chopped) – ½ cup
  • Cabbage – 1 cup
  • French bean – 1 cup
  • Button mushroom (diced into small pieces) – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2 cups
  • Tomato (finely diced) – 1 cup
  • Ginger paste – 2 tbsp.
  • Soy sauce – 1 tbsp.
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil – 3 – 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste

Total Cook Time

20 minutes – half an hour

Servings

30 – 40 pieces

How to Make

  • Knead a dough which should be firm yet soft and keep it aside.
  • In a small bowl, whip the eggs.
  • Then take a frying pan, put some oil and then one by one add the onion; fry it until brown. Then add green chilli and tomatoes. Lastly, add the whipped eggs and some salt. Fry and make scrambled eggs with it.
  • In another frying pan, put some oil and add all the vegetables one by one. Fry for 4-5 minutes and then add soy sauce, salt and vinegar.
  • Once done, mix the scrambled eggs and the mix vegetable fry.
  • Roll out small balls made from the dough and put a little filling in the centre and seal them up using the pleating pattern.
  • Then in a greased momo steamer, place the momos and steam them.

4. Pan Fried Momo

Source: ubfoody.com

This momo recipe is delicious. It can easily be made with left-over momos.

Ingredients

  • Left-over momos (vegetarian or non-vegetarian) – 16 pieces
  • Onions (diced in big chunks) – ½ cup
  • Celery (chopped) – ½ cup
  • Capsicum – 1/4th cup
  • Bell pepper (yellow and red) – 1/4th cup
  • Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp.
  • Soy sauce – 1 tbsp.
  • Vinegar – 1 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp.
  • Garlic (diced) – 2 tbsp.

Total Cook Time

8-10 minutes

Servings

Two plates

How to Make

  • In a non-stick frying pan, put 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil.
  • Add the garlic and onion. Fry them till they are slightly brown.
  • Then add the capsicum and bell peppers, celery and sauté.
  • After 2 – 3 minutes of sautéing, add the tomato ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper and salt.
  • Lastly, add the momos and fry them.
  • Once the sauce dries up and sticks to the momos, the dish is done. Garnish it with a little celery and serve them hot.

Momos are usually referred to as “fast food”, but neither are they fast to cook nor are they unhealthy as fast foods. Probably, the use of refined white flour (multi-purpose flour) makes people term it as unhealthy. However, as mentioned in the recipes above, one can use wheat flour instead; it tastes just as good. Moreover, many people use lots of Indian spices in the filling and soup, but that isn’t required. You can get the actual taste of momos when you prepare it in the simplest way possible; And to set your taste buds tickling, always eat them with a spicy tomato, coriander and chilli chutney as has been mentioned in this article. Lastly, momos do take a long time to prepare, especially vegetarian momos; however, if you love to cook and a food lover, go ahead and give it a try – you will enjoy the end result!

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