homemade veg momos recipe

Homemade veg momos

Hello friends! This is a guest post by my friend – Bindu Balakrishna, who’s a mom, super talented women, crafter, zen tangler, jewellery maker <links to her fb pages, click to check it out!>… She has shared one of her family favourite recipe with all of us – veg momos!


for veg momos outer cover:

  • 1 C unbleached all purpose flour / wheat maida
  • ½ teaspoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or as required
  • Water 💦 for kneading

for veg momos stuffing:

  • 1½ C finely chopped vegetables (I’ve added ½ cup chopped cabbage, ½ cup chopped carrots, ¼ cup chopped french beans and ¼ cup chopped capsicum)
  • 2 spring onions finely chopped
  • 3 to 4 garlic pods finely chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  •  ½ to 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt as required

How to make???

Veg momos outer cover:

  • Take the all purpose flour (maida), salt and oil in a bowl and mix it.

  • Add water in parts and knead to a firm dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Veg momos stuffing:

  • Finely chop all the vegetables. You can also use a food processor to chop the vegetables.
  • In a thick bottomed pan heat oil, add garlic & saute for 2-3 seconds.

  • Add onions and saute for 10-15 seconds & add all the finely chopped vegetables.

  • Increase the flame and stir fry the vegetables on a medium to high flame.
  • Saute or stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. then add soy sauce, salt and pepper.

  • Continue to stir fry on a medium to high flame for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • Switch off the flame and add 1 to 2 tbsp of the spring onions greens. mix well.
  • Check the taste and add more salt, pepper or soy sauce, if required.

Shaping the veg momos:

  • Divide the dough in two parts. make a 6-7 inch log from each part. cut the log into equal slices.
  • Make ball of each slice and keep them covered with a moist napkin.
  • Take each dough ball and on a lightly dusted board, roll each dough ball into a thin circle of about 2-3 inch diameter.

  • Try to get the edges to be thin and the center to be thick.
  • Place 1 or 2 tsp of vegetable stuffing in the center.
  • Lift one side of the edge and start pleating.

  • Start folding and forming the pleats one by one. towards the end, join the pleats in the center.

  • Prepare all momos this way and keep them covered under a moist napkin. till you are ready to steam them.

Steaming veg momos:

  • Heat water in a steamer or in a electric cooker or in a pressure cooker. let the water come to a boil.
  • In a greased steamer pan or in idli moulds, place the momos keeping space between them so that they don’t touch each other.
  • Steam momos for 5-6 minutes.

  • The steaming time may vary upon the thickness of momos outer layer.
  • When you touch the momo then dough should not feel sticky to you. this means they are done and the momos will have a transparent look.
  • Once done, garnish veg momos with spring onion greens.
  • Serve vegetable momos with a spicy sauce like tomato-chili sauce or red chilli garlic chutney. Momos go very well with a spicy sauce.

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❤️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography 📸 , gardening 👩‍🌾 n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family 👪 n home 🏡 needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄 👁 👣 💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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