Vegetable Momo

Vegetable momo is a Nepali recipe. Usually meat is used to stuff these momos but I make typical Indian stuffing such as some fresh vegetables or sometimes, I add paneer as well. Momos can be steamed or fried. Steamed one are healthier but if you are looking for crunchy texture of these momos, you can fry. If you don’t want to deep fry, you can pan fry them. They can be prepared in different shapes as well but half moon or dumpling style is popular to wrap this momos. I went to one of the Food festival and there they had these momos coated with chilli sauce….very yummy. Loved it. I tried couple of times now at home so I thought of sharing with others.



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Vegetable Momo
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
Ingredients
  • For Dough:
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tbsp oil , you can more or less to get texture depending on whether you are going to fry or steam
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • For Stuffing:
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped or shredded cabbage
  • 14 cup finely chopped or shredded carrot
  • 1/2 onion , thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finley chopped green beans
  • other vegetables can be added as per your preference
  • Minced Ginger , garlic and green chilli to taste
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
Instructions
  1. For preparing Dough:
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour,salt,oil and add enough water and knead well.
  3. Make a soft dough. Keep aside.
  4. To prepare stuffing:
  5. Take oil in a pan add add ginger and garlic. Fry till they are brown in colour.
  6. Then add onions and green chillies and saute till onions are pink in colour.
  7. Now add all the veges and salt.
  8. Cover and cook till the vegies are soft and water has dried.
  9. Now add soya sauce and mix well.
  10. Lastly add pepper and let the mixture cool.
  11. Now, to make momos, take dough similar to size of tennis balls and make a round circle about 4" diameter with rolling pin.
  12. Put 1tbsp of the filling on the rolled dough.
  13. Apply water at the ends and gather the edges into the center and seal of the edges. This will make dumpling style momos. If you want to make halft moon, put stuffing on one side and fold into half.
  14. Now, comes cooking part. Decide whether you want to steam or fry.
  15. To fry Momos:
  16. Fry on a high flame for 1 minute and reduce the flame and fry till the momos are golden brown in colour.
  17. To stam Momos:
  18. Apply oil to the steamer basket and arrange momos in a single layer and steam it for 10-12 minutes.
  19. Momos can be served with chilli sauce. You can use sauce to dip momos or coat momos with chilli sauce and make chilli momos.
  20. Now, to make Chilli sauce for momos, take following ingredients in a blender.
  21. 3/4 cup garlic - peeled
  22. About 8-10 dried whole red chillies - cut up and soaked in some vinegar
  23. 1/2 cup oil
  24. Salt to taste
  25. Blend above ingredients well till you get sauce cosistancy or to a smooth paste.
  26. If you want to prepare gravy for momos, you can add little bit about 1 tbsp corn starch with 1/4 cup water in about 3 tbsp of sauce. And coat all momos with gravy and serve immediately.