vegetable momos recipe

Veg Momos recipe – Steamed Momos – Vegetable Dimsum

Veg Momos recipe – Steamed Momos – Vegetable Dimsum

Steamed vegetable momos are a popular and most favorite recipe from Tibetan and Nepali cuisine but now are a popular street food in India as well. These homemade dumplings are cooked with no oil in steam and thus make a healthy food. Though preparing momos takes a good amount of time. But if you have a helping hand then the tome will reduce.

These popular street dumplings are so versatile. All you need is to master the technique of twisting and folding them. Steamed vegetable momo recipes are an authentic, simple and quick and delicious recipe from Northern East India. So, try out this classic momos recipe with this easy to follow step-by-step instructions and pictures. Everyone will surely love eating this steamed dim sum for sure. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Thoroughly rinse the cabbage and remove the leaves on top. Then grate the cabbage to make the stuffing in a mixing bowl.

veg momos recipe

Rinse the carrot and peel it. Now grate the carrot as well in the same mixing bowl.

vegetable momos recipeMaking:

Take 1 cup refined flour in a mixing bowl and to it add ¼ tsp salt. Add water in small portions and knead soft dough. Grease your hands with some oil and knead the dough again until smooth.

vegetable momos recipe

Cover and keep the dough aside for 15 to 20 minutes to set and then start making the momos.

vegetable momos recipe

Now mix a tempering to the grated cabbage. For this heat a pan and add 2 to 3 tsp oil to it. W hen the oil is hot add the following ingredients to the pan – grated ginger, 1 finely chopped green chilly and sauté for a while.

vegetable momos recipe

After roasting for a while turn off the flame and mix this tempering to the grated cabbage now.

vegetable momos recipe

Now to the stuffing add more than ½ tsp salt, 2 tbsp finely chopped green coriander and mix everything really well. Stuffing is now done and ready.

vegetable momos recipe

After 20 minutes are done, grease your hands with some oil and knead the dough again. Then divide the dough into small portions.

vegetable momos recipe

For this, roll out the dough lump like a long log and further divide into small lumps. Cover all the lumps to prevent them from drying.

vegetable momos recipe

Take one dough lump at a time and roll giving it a round shape like this and then dust with dry flour. Roll out the dough ball into 2.5 to 3 inch diameter thin poori. If it sticks to the rolling plate, dust it again with the dry flour. Make sure that while rolling the poori is not too thin at the center. Run you rolling pin on the edges or sides of the poori.

vegetable momos recipe

Lift poori on to your hand and top it with 1 to 1.5 tsp stuffing. Now fold the poori. Momos can be shaped in numerous styles. For making round shape momos, first fold it at one edge and stick together.

vegetable momos recipe

Then make another fold and stick to the first fold. Give another fold and stick to previous fold. Stick all the folds together at the center.

vegetable momos recipe

Lastly, turn the folds around and stick them together pressing them downwards. With this you will get round shaped momos. Keep it on the plate.

vegetable momos recipe

For another type of shape place the stuffing over the rolled poori and give it a fold at one edge, sticking it together. Give another fold at some distance and stick to the first fold at little distance.

vegetable momos recipe

Make third fold again at some distance and stick it together. Make the fourth fold at some distance like this and then give another fold and one more fold. Make 4 to 5 folds to get this shape of the momos. Momos is ready, place it on the plate and likewise prepare all the momos like this. Cover these momos with a cloth to prevent them from drying.

vegetable momos recipe

Take a momos maker or any vessel and add 2 cups of water to it. Place the vessel on flame for simmering.

vegetable momos recipe

Grease the sieve with some oil and place the momos at some distance on to it.

vegetable momos recipe

When the water starts simmering, place the sieve over the vessel and cover it well. Now let the momos steam for 10 minutes. Keep the flame medium-high.

vegetable momos recipe

10 minutes are done and the momos are cooked as well. There is change in the color of momos and appear shiny on the surface. Turn off the flame and take off the sieve from the vessel.

vegetable momos recipe

Now transfer the momos to the plate. With this much dough 20 to 25 momos can be prepared.

vegetable momos recipeServing:

Steaming hot and super scrumptious momos are ready and making them is really easy. You can serve these lip smacking momos with spicy red chilly chutney, less spicy tomato chutney and white sauce.

vegetable momos recipe Suggestion:

  • If you want to have these momos later then cook them for 7 to 8 minutes and keep aside covered with a cloth. Whenever you wish to serve the momos, steam them again for 2 to 3 minutes more. Serve them piping hot.
  • Don’t roll out the poori for stuffing too thinly at the center.

Veg Momos recipe - Steamed Momos - Vegetable Dimsum vegetable momos recipe
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Refined flour – 1 cup (125 grams)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cabbage – 1 (300 to 350 grams)
  • Carrot – 1 (50 to 60 grams)
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Grated ginger – ½ inch piece
  • Salt – ¼ tsp + more than ½ tsp (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse the cabbage and remove the leaves on top. Then grate the cabbage to make the stuffing in a mixing bowl.
  2. Rinse the carrot and peel it. Now grate the carrot as well in the same mixing bowl.
  3. Take 1 cup refined flour in a mixing bowl and to it add ¼ tsp salt. Add water in small portions and knead soft dough. Grease your hands with some oil and knead the dough again until smooth.
  4. Cover and keep the dough aside for 15 to 20 minutes to set and then start making the momos.
  5. Now mix a tempering to the grated cabbage. For this heat a pan and add 2 to 3 tsp oil to it. W hen the oil is hot add the following ingredients to the pan - grated ginger, 1 finely chopped green chilly and sauté for a while.
  6. After roasting for a while turn off the flame and mix this tempering to the grated cabbage now.
  7. Now to the stuffing add more than ½ tsp salt, 2 tbsp finely chopped green coriander and mix everything really well. Stuffing is now done and ready.
  8. After 20 minutes are done, grease your hands with some oil and knead the dough again. Then divide the dough into small portions.
  9. For this, roll out the dough lump like a long log and further divide into small lumps. Cover all the lumps to prevent them from drying.
  10. Take one dough lump at a time and roll giving it a round shape like this and then dust with dry flour. Roll out the dough ball into 2.5 to 3 inch diameter thin poori. If it sticks to the rolling plate, dust it again with the dry flour. Make sure that while rolling the poori is not too thin at the center. Run you rolling pin on the edges or sides of the poori.
  11. Lift poori on to your hand and top it with 1 to 1.5 tsp stuffing. Now fold the poori. Momos can be shaped in numerous styles. For making round shape momos, first fold it at one edge and stick together.
  12. Then make another fold and stick to the first fold. Give another fold and stick to previous fold. Stick all the folds together at the center.
  13. Lastly, turn the folds around and stick them together pressing them downwards. With this you will get round shaped momos. Keep it on the plate.
  14. For another type of shape place the stuffing over the rolled poori and give it a fold at one edge, sticking it together. Give another fold at some distance and stick to the first fold at little distance.
  15. Make third fold again at some distance and stick it together. Make the fourth fold at some distance like this and then give another fold and one more fold. Make 4 to 5 folds to get this shape of the momos. Momos is ready, place it on the plate and likewise prepare all the momos like this. Cover these momos with a cloth to prevent them from drying.
  16. Take a momos maker or any vessel and add 2 cups of water to it. Place the vessel on flame for simmering.
  17. Grease the sieve with some oil and place the momos at some distance on to it.
  18. When the water starts simmering, place the sieve over the vessel and cover it well. Now let the momos steam for 10 minutes. Keep the flame medium-high.
  19. minutes are done and the momos are cooked as well. There is change in the color of momos and appear shiny on the surface. Turn off the flame and take off the sieve from the vessel.
  20. Now transfer the momos to the plate. With this much dough 20 to 25 momos can be prepared.
  21. Steaming hot and super scrumptious momos are ready and making them is really easy. You can serve these lip smacking momos with spicy red chilly chutney, less spicy tomato chutney and white sauce.

 

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