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7 Momo Recipes You Should Try to Make at Home

Momo’s, the Tibetan-influenced small dumplings are staple street food in several variations all over India. Momos are filling, healthier options as they are traditionally steamed, and have the right set of spicy chili chutney which can be toned up and town by serving them with tomato ketchup or mayonnaise. During this epidemic period, many of us miss having momos due to restrictions imposed on public places and eateries, particularly street food. Keeping this issue in mind we have compiled a list of the best momo recipe online and how to make them easily in the comfort of your kitchen. We have included vegetarian and non-vegetarian options with some experimentation too. Given below are the 7 popular best momo recipe which you can prepare at home.

1. Steamed Vegetable Momo’s

steamed veg momo recipe

Though momos are traditionally meat dumplings a significant portion of our country is vegetarian and some become vegetarian on auspicious days too. This has led to the rise of steamed vegetable momos as one of the most preferred choices all over India. Here is the steamed best momo recipe to follow. 

How to Prepare Steamed Veg Momo’s

a. Ingredients

For Outer Covering 

  • Half Kg all-purpose flour
  • Water for dough making
  • Salt as per taste

For Inner filling

  • Total 1 Kg chopped cabbage, green bell peppers, and carrots
  • 250 gm chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil of your choosing
  • ¼ tablespoon black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt as per taste

b. Steps

For outer covering

Sprinkle a little salt in the flour, add water and knead the dough and keep it aside for half-hour.

For Inner Filling

Pour the oil into the frying pan and fry the vegetables at medium flame add chopped onions to the mix.
Take the vegetables and onions out and add black pepper powder, salt, and soy sauce to make a nice mixture

For Shaping the Dumplings

Divide the dough into small round balls and flatten them with a rolling pin.
Make a tortilla-like shape of the flattened dough, ensure that the center part is thick while the edges are thin.
Put the vegetable mixture filling inside the tortillas, make sure it’s optimum, neither too less to affect flavor, neither too high that it spills and bursts the momo’s.
Fold the momo’s into a dumpling shape and make pleats to close it.
Continue until the dough and filling are finished.
Cover them with a wet fine cloth until they are steamed.

For Steaming the Dumplings

Boil water in a pressure cooker or similarly shaped vessel without the lid closed
Take a sieving plate and if not available any plate, grease it and put the momo’s in it. Ensure proper spacing of the momo’s 
Keep the plate over the cooker and cover it
Keep checking frequently unless momos are steamed
Momos will be ready once they are not sticking to the plate and their outer covering starts to change color
Serve them piping hot with raw thinly sliced onions with chili chutney, green chutney, and tomato sauce. 

2. Soya Momo’s

Soya momos is another very popular vegetarian option. Since this is chewier and mimics the texture of chicken to a certain degree so many people prefer it over vegetable Momos. Also, it is protein-rich and considered safer than steamed cabbage. Given below is the procedure on how to make momos at home with minced soy granules.

How to Prepare Steamed Soya Momo’s

a. Ingredients

For Outer Covering 

  • Half Kg all-purpose flour
  • Water for dough making
  • Salt as per taste

For Inner filling

  • Minced Soy granules soaked in a bowl in 300 ml of water
  • Chopped Garlic Cloves
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil of your choosing
  • Salt as per taste
  • Soya sauce
  • Vinegar

b.Steps

For outer covering

Sprinkle a little salt in the flour, add water and knead the dough and keep it aside for half-hour.

For Inner Filling

Pour the oil into the frying pan and fry the soy granules after squeezing the water at medium flame.
Add chopped garlic to the mix and semi-fry them.
Take the fried granules and garlic out and add vinegar, salt, and soy sauce to make a nice mixture.

For Shaping the Dumplings

Divide the dough into small round balls and flatten them with a rolling pin.
Make a tortilla-like shape of the flattened dough, ensure that the center part is thick while the edges are thin.
Put the soy granules and garlic mixture filling inside the tortillas, make sure it’s optimum, neither too less to affect flavor, neither too high that it spills and bursts the momo’s.
Fold the momo’s into a dumpling shape and make pleats to close it.
Continue until the dough and filling are finished.
Cover them with a wet fine cloth until they are steamed.

For Steaming the Dumplings

Boil water in a pressure cooker or similarly shaped vessel without the lid closed.
Take a sieving plate and if not available any plate, grease it and put the momo’s in it. Ensure proper spacing of the momo’s.
Keep the plate over the cooker and cover it.
Keep checking frequently unless momos are steamed.
Momos will be ready once they are not sticking to the plate and their outer covering starts to change color.
Serve them piping hot with raw thinly sliced onions with chilly chutney, green chutney, and tomato sauce.

3. Mushroom Momo’s

Mushroom momos are a slightly expensive version of vegetable momos that provide a similar chewier texture to that of chickens. They are expensive as mushrooms are generally costly than other vegetables like cabbage. Also, they should be consumed quickly and not reheated frequently. Given below is the best momo recipe featuring mushrooms.

How to Prepare Steamed Mushroom Momo’s

a. Ingredients

For Outer Covering 

  • Half Kg all-purpose flour
  • Water for dough making
  • Salt as per taste

For Inner filling

  • 1 Kg mushrooms boiled and drained
  • Chopped Garlic Cloves
  • 4 finely cut green chilies medium-sized
  • 250 gm chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil of your choosing
  • Salt as per taste
  • Soya sauce
  • Vinegar
  • ¼ tablespoon black pepper powder

b. Steps

For outer covering

Sprinkle a little salt in the flour, add water and knead the dough and keep it aside for half-hour.

For Inner Filling

Pour the oil into the frying pan and fry the oil and garlic in it.
Take them out and sauté the mushrooms in low heat.
Turn off the heat, mix the mushrooms, fried onions, garlic, and green chilies, and sprinkle black pepper powder over them.

For Shaping the Dumplings

Divide the dough into small round balls and flatten them with a rolling pin.
Make a tortilla-like shape of the flattened dough, ensure that the center part is thick while the edges are thin.
Put the mushroom filling inside the tortillas, make sure it’s optimum, neither too less to affect flavor, neither too high that it spills and bursts the momo’s.
Fold the momo’s into a dumpling shape and make pleats to close it.
Continue until the dough and filling are finished.
Cover them with a wet fine cloth until they are steamed.

For Steaming the Dumplings

Boil water in a pressure cooker or similarly shaped vessel with the lid open.
Take a sieving plate and if not available any plate, grease it and put the momo’s in it. Ensure proper spacing of the momo’s.
Keep the plate over the cooker and cover it
Keep checking frequently unless momos are steamed
Momos will be ready once they are not sticking to the plate and their outer covering starts to change color
Serve them piping hot with raw thinly sliced onions with chilly chutney, green chutney, and tomato sauce. 

4. Chicken Momo’s

chcken momo recipe

Non-vegetarians prefer chicken momos over other non-vegetarian options in street food due to the amazing taste and the surety of verified chicken in it. Other than that chicken momos are filling, nutritious with an amazing mouthwatering flavor. Given below is the DIY chicken best momo recipe.

How to Prepare Steamed Chicken Momo’s

a. Ingredients

For Outer Covering 

  • Half Kg all-purpose flour
  • Water for dough making
  • Salt as per taste

For Inner filling

  • 1/2 Kg minced chicken
  • ½ kg chopped carrots, bell peppers, and cabbage
  • 250 gm chopped onions
  • 4 chopped Garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil of your choosing
  • Salt as per taste
  • Soya sauce
  • ¼ tablespoon black pepper powder

b. Steps

For outer covering

Sprinkle a little salt in the flour, add water and knead the dough and keep it aside for half-hour.

For Inner Filling

Pour the oil into the frying pan and fry the chicken, chopped vegetables, onion, garlic, and soy sauce in it.
Turn off the heat, add black pepper powder and salt to the mix, and set it aside.

For Shaping the Dumplings

Divide the dough into small round balls and flatten them with a rolling pin.
Make a tortilla-like shape of the flattened dough, ensure that the center part is thick while the edges are thin.
Put the chicken filling inside the tortillas, make sure it’s optimum, neither too less to affect flavor, neither too high that it spills and bursts the momo’s.
Fold the momo’s into a dumpling shape and make pleats to close it.
Continue until the dough and filling are finished.
Cover them with a wet cotton cloth until they are steamed.

For Steaming the Dumplings

Boil water in a pressure cooker or similarly shaped vessel with the lid open
Take a sieving plate and if not available any plate, grease it and put the momo’s in it. Ensure proper spacing of the momo’s 
Keep the plate over the cooker and cover it
Keep checking frequently unless momos are steamed
Momos will be ready once they are not sticking to the plate and their outer covering starts to change color
Serve them piping hot with raw thinly sliced onions with chilly chutney, green chutney, and mayonnaise. 

5. Red Minced Meat Momo’s

Red meat momos are a great favorite for non-vegetarian momo lovers as they are even more flavorful than chicken momos. Problem is that you are never sure of what kind of red meat is it, and our nation with so many cultures and religions has a different set of food taboos with it. But you can prepare the red meat momos at your home by confirming and getting the meat from the delis and butchers. It is exactly similar to making chicken best momo recipe as described above. The only variation is that boiled and minced red meat is substituted in the place of chicken. 

After following the best momo recipe online above, serve the minced meat momos piping hot with raw thinly sliced onions served with red chili chutney, green chutney, and mayonnaise. 

6. Fried Momo’s

Fried momos are for those who have developed a taste for fried and roasted food and even for those who want to cheat on their strict diet. After you get the expertise in “How to make momos at home?”, then prepare any type of the momos you like, whether soy, chicken, or minced meat. After steaming them fry them in any vegetable oil of your choosing. Take the fried momos out of the pan, sprinkle some chat masala over it and serve them with red chili chutney and mayonnaise. 

7. Cheese Momo’s

Yet another variation of the traditional steamed momos is the cheese momos. These are especially yummy for a cheese lover and come with the delicious rich and mouthwatering taste of fresh mozzarella cheese. The preparation of cheese momos is quite simple. Follow the process of making steamed momos recipe and as soon as you take them out of the plate, pour the grated cheese over it. It will melt. Sprinkle some oregano seasoning over it and serve as they are. Melted cheese and oregano serve as the dipping so there is no need for a separate dip. 

Conclusion

So, these are the several types of best momo recipe that you can prepare at home and serve to the fans of your cooking. Hope you will do some experiments on your own and share them with other readers.