Veg Momos Recipe: Veg momos are a very popular street food. It is everyone’s favorite snack especially in North India. Momos are a special snack served with a special red chutney. This red chutney is spicy and tangy in taste.
Usually our snack and street food is fried in oil and served with coriander and mint green chutney and tamarind red chutney. Momos are completely different from all of these street foods as momos are steamed snack which have vegetable stuffing. In this way momos are a good snack for health.
The momos available in the market are made from white flour, but if you want to make it a healthy snack, you can make equally delicious momos by using whole wheat flour instead of white flour / maida / refined flour.
Veg momos is a fresh take on the original momos recipe. The traditional recipe of momos is non-veg only with a stuffing of boiled chicken inside it. Actually momos are mountain food and spread from Tibet and Nepal to the world. Momos are called dimsums here and are prepared with different types of stuffing. Veg momos is a variant of this traditional recipe.
Although cabbage, carrots and beans are used for stuffing to make veg momos, but other vegetables can also be used to make it like spinach, mushrooms, cabbage and capsicum etc. It is totally up to your choice which vegetables you want to use in Veg Momos.
To make momos, some preparation has to be done in advance such as kneading the dough, chopping the vegetables finely and making the chutney in advance. You can check the complete recipe for Veg Momos here!
Veg Momos Recipe
Ingredients for Chili Sauce with Veg Momos Recipe
- Red chili powder: 1/2 tsp
- Ginger : 1/2 inch
- Garlic cloves : 5 – 7
- Whole Red Chillies: 3
- White Vinegar or Apple Cider: 2 tsp
- salt to taste
- water if necessary
Stuffing for Veg Momos Recipe
- Shredded Cabbage: 2 cups
- French beans: 1/4 cup
- Chopped carrots: 1 cup
- Chopped green chilies: 2 tsp
- Chopped Garlic: 1 tsp
- Chopped Onion: 1
- Soy sauce: 2 teaspoons
- Red chili sauce: 1 tsp
- Ginger: 1 teaspoon grated
- Garlic: 2 teaspoons grated
- Vinegar (White or Cider): 1 tsp
- salt to taste
- Oil: 1 tbsp
Ingredients for Veg Momos Dough
- Wheat flour : 3/4 cup
- Maida (refined flour): 1/4 cup
- salt to taste
- water as required
- Black pepper powder: 1/4 tsp
Details : Veg Momos Recipe
Preparing Dough for Veg Momos Recipe
Mix flour and maida. Also add salt and black pepper powder as per taste. Now add water little by little and knead a soft dough.
In this recipe, the dough for veg momos is kneaded by taking a mixture of wheat flour and all purpose flour / maida. The momos available in the market are made of maida flour. If you want, knead the dough for momos by using only refined flour or even using only whole wheat flour.
After kneading the dough, cover it and keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, let’s prepare the stuffing and chutney for the veg momos.
Chutney for Veg Momos Recipe
In a grinder/blender, add garlic cloves, ginger and whole red chillies. Grind to make a fine paste by adding 1 tsp water. Now add salt and white vinegar. Also add red chili powder to it. If you do not want very spicy chutney with veg momos then do not add red chili powder. Veg momos sauce is ready. Keep it aside.
Stuffing for Veg Momos Recipe
Now heat one spoon of oil in the pan. When the oil becomes hot, add finely chopped onions to it. We don’t have to cook onions for long. The veg stuffing of momos is crunchy. We also have to keep the onions crunchy.
Now add chopped beans and green chilies to it. If you want, don’t add green chili, it’s your choice. Also, grate ginger and garlic and mix it. Ginger and garlic have a strong taste in the stuffing of veg momos, that’s why we do not cook ginger and garlic in oil, but add them later.
Now we add grated carrot to it. Red carrot or orange carrot, any of these can be used in the stuffing for momos.
Add grated cabbage and mix well. Cook on low flame for 3 – 4 minutes. Mix it in between.
Now add soy sauce, red chili sauce and white vinegar to it. Add salt to it according to your taste.
The stuffing for veg momos is ready. Let’s keep it aside and now start making momos from the dough.
How to make Veg Momos : Veg Momos Recipe
Divide the dough into small balls. The amount of dough we take to make one chapati, we can make about 3 momos in the same amount of dough.
Roll each portion of the dough thinly into a round shape. If you want to roll it, you can use dry flour or even some ghee or oil.
Now put the stuffing of momos on it in the middle. This stuffing is used in exactly the same way as stuffed parathas are made.
The outer parts of the rolled dough are lifted upwards and the stuffing is completely enclosed in it. Now this momo is ready to be steamed. Similarly make momos from the rest of the dough.
How to cook Veg Momos : Veg Momos Recipe
A steamer is required to cook momos. Often idli maker and pressure cooker are there in every house, both of them can be used for steam cooking. Here you can see in the photo that an idli maker has been used to steam the momos.
Now close the lid and let it cook for 8-10 minutes on medium flame. If you want to use a pressure cooker, then for this put a cup of water in the pressure cooker. Place a stand in the cooker and place a plate-sized strainer. Keep the momos and close the lid. Remove the whistle from the lid. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
After cooking for 8 to 10 minutes, the veg momos are ready. When cooked, the color of momos changes and the outer layer becomes slightly thick.
Now veg momos are ready. You can serve them with red chutney.
Momos are very easy to make and its recipe is also very simple. Time taken to make momos is rolling out the dough and stuffing it.
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