Vegetable Momos | Steamed Vegetable Dumplings

Vegetable Momos | Steamed Vegetable Dumplings

Momos are quite famous more in North/North-East compare to South India and mostly wrongly presumed as Indo-Chinese food where it's actually native from Tibet and Nepal. 

First time I had Momos was in Delhi and immediately liked it, though I have tried the same in Singapore at few Indo-Chinese restaurants but it was so-so.  Momos can be either steamed or fried, fried momos called 'Khotey Momos'. It taste wonderful if served steaming hot with sauce, it actually very easy to make except the flour rolling part, that's the only tedious job I find but neither the less the end result makes up for all the hard work :)


Makes - 20 medium size momos

For outer layer
Maida/APF - 1 1/2 cups
Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

For Filling 
Cabbage - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Carrot - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Beans - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Paneer - 2 tbsp shredded 
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Green Chilies - 2
Garlic & Ginger - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Freshly Grounded Pepper - 1 tsp
Light Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
Sesame Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Spring Onion - 2tbsp divided [ I didn't use]


 1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients for outer layer, add water in small quantities and make smooth pliable dough.  Cover with damp cloth and keep aside for 15 minutes or until we are ready to use it for filling.

2. To make the filling heat a wok or pan, add 1 tsp of oil, chopped ginger-garlic and green chilies sauté until light brown.

3. Add chopped onion and fry until light pink, add carrot, beans and stir for a minute.  

4. Now add cabbage and mix well, cook for 2 minutes in high flame.

5. Add paneer, salt, pepper, soya sauce and stir for a minute. 
~ Add less salt and soya sauce contains salt too.

6. Off the flame, the veggie should be crunchy and  not  over cooked.  Add 1 tbsp of chopped spring onion and let the filling come to room temperate.
*My paneer had little extra moisture, make sure yours is dry.

7. Till we wait for the filling to cool down, take lemon size pinch from the dough and roll in to thin roti.  Always keep rest of the dough covered with damp cloth.

8.  Use a cookie cutter, or any steal bowl, cap and cut into rounds puri.  The size depends on how big you want your momos to be.

9. Add 1 tbsp of filling each disc and bring the sides together in the center, pinching firmly together, pinch out extra dough OR make a half moon and pinch the edges.  

I simply bring the edges together as it was faster compare to doing the half moon.  

10. Heat water in steamer or idly maker.  If using idly cooker then brush the plates with little oil and place momos on them, do not over lay but give lot of space in between.  Brush all the momos with sesame oil and steam for 8 to 10 minutes or until it gets cooked.

Garnish with remaining spring onion and serve hot/warm with any sauce of your choice.  I made soya sauce dipping and also used plum sauce.  

For Soya Sauce Dipping

Light Soya Sauce - 3 tbsp
Water - 2 tbsp
Green Chilies - 2 finely chopped (I used green n red chili)

Mix all the ingredients and serve.

Enjoy the hot steaming momos.


~ Use minced chicken instead of vegetables for a chicken momos.
~ You can deep fry the momos.

And this goes to Chinese Cuisine event by Radhika.

Have a nice day ...


  1. Wow...loving it....looks yum...love that stuffing too....was eyeing those chop sticks....perfect dip to go with it...yum....

  2. I m loving it!!!
    love momos n urs look just yummy dear!!send me some..:)

  3. momos are a healthy indulgence, ur preparation looks so well done. Nice presentation

  4. oh wow. this is delicious. looks like a great recipe...thanks for sharing.

  5. lovely momos with flavorful stuffing, liked the recipe.

    First time here, you have a wonderful blog, glad to follow you, plz stop by mine when you find time.


  6. Even my SIL hav this recipe posted,I loved it,they looks tempting with the dips...

  7. nice presentation. very deliciously made momos. never had a chance to taste this

  8. Looks very yummy . Gr8 presentation too.

  9. this is awesome..am going to try this some day..bookmarked..

  10. I also have momos in my space but the fried version. Little tedious while shaping them but as you said end results really makes up. Looks perfect with the dip. Feel like having it right now
    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Looks really good and tempting.. wonderful clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

  12. Momos look yummy!! The sauces too looks tongue tickling :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. Wav lovely momos.Looks delicious, i book marked this recipe.

  14. I love momos a lot...... My favorite eat out is Beijing Bites! Thank u so much for sharing this yummy & tempting prep with such immensely illustrated instructions.... Hugs)))


  15. Looks mouthwatering and nice step by step pics. wonderful clicks..

  16. Tempting and beautiful presentation..loved the stuffing,healthy and yummy.

  17. yummy prits...sure will try this soon :)

  18. I love love love momos n these look super perfect n tempting!
    US Masala

  19. Looks fantastic, love the sauces too. Wonderful clicks too.

  20. These look super delicious...loved your clicks...

  21. Thank You ladies :)

    @Lubna ...still? I tot you already hav so many pairs ;)

    @Prathibha ..all yours..enjoy dear :)

    @Prathima ..thanks for dropping by ..keep in touch

    @Jeyashri ...izit ..we shall try next time then :)

    @Hema ..that's cool to know ..will check your version ..

    @Ashkuku ...am glad dear tht's its helpful :)

    @Varshu ..sweety let me know the result :)

  22. Looks super delicious! I can never turn something like this down! Love this dish.

  23. These dumplings with that soy sauce would be just yum... Lovely combination...

  24. Absolutely delectable momos.Mouthwatering here.

  25. Nice presentation! reminds me of spring-rolls.But this looks healthier!

  26. Wow.. simply awesome... love the steamed version.. beautiful presentation..


  27. Looks very delicious..healthy ones as they are steamed..nice recipe..drop at my space as time permits..glad to follow u :)

  28. lovely dish... was about to grab it from the screen...pics r cool...

  29. Wow..Healthy recipe..you did a grt work..described well..

  30. Very inviting and absolutely delicious momos, feel like having rite now,any leftover there Priti??..

  31. This a new dish for me. It is on my "to try" list.

  32. wonderful recipe,luv the stuffing...I know the folding part is bit difficult...but am sure the taste must be delicious...

  33. Super likey..only thing is I don't have enough patience to make them..so shall I come over ;-)

  34. Interesting recipe though I've never come across the name momos or tasted this dish. I bet it's as delicious as it looks!

  35. Healthy and flavorful snack, great with that dip...


  36. oh my. the dip looks too good. all for me, I wish.

  37. i made momos once and they came out a bit too hard..i think i over cooked it..the sauces also looks so yummm

  38. what detailed recipe. Looks so yum. I am not sure if i have tried this..but looks tempting to try.

  39. Wow irresistable and so soft momos..

  40. Wow, momos look so tempting, Priti. Ek plate yaha bhi bhej de yaar....:P

  41. @Sobha ...welcome here keep in touch

    @Divs, grab all :)

    @Priya ....come over you will get fresh ones

    @Nams, so when r u coming?

    @Plateful ...you can try in any Indo-Chinese place or come over here :)

    @Aru ..bhej rahi hu ...dekh mila kya :)

  42. I love momos so much. Have had it in Simla :) Your version is making me drool :)

  43. Priti these momos look awesome! I wanna eat them! Good Going!

  44. i love momos...but don't have idli cooker :( so i buy it!!

  45. i love momos...but don't have idli cooker :( so i buy it!!

  46. @Prerna...if you have a steamer you dont need idli cooker :)

  47. oh dumplings makes me drool...looks great!

  48. Priti,

    Happened to see these lovelies @ Radhikas blog!! truly amazing.. i am bookmarking this n trying it out this weekend!!! I hv never thought of making these but ur pics makes me mouthwatering..

  49. Thanks Preeti for the comment on my blog of Chicken Momos http://rajdeepscookery.blogspot.com
    I looked up your veg version. Well presented. True this shape is easier than the half moon shape that I made. Would try these easy version next time.


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