A snack that has become almost synonymous with Chinese cuisine, Momos are made of a plain flour cover filled with sautéed veggies. Chinese Veg momo recipe is simple recipe to make.

An apt combination of garlic, ginger, green chillies and Schezuan sauce flavours the vegetable mixture, and the outcome is simply tongue-tickling!

Traditionally, Momos are steamed in bamboo baskets, but you can also cook them in a regular Steamer or cooker, the way you make dhoklas or Idlis .

You can innovate on this recipe by adding other veggies or bean sprouts to the filling, but make sure you choose colourful, juicy and crisp veggies to achieve the right appearance and to get the mild crunch that makes Momos so enjoyable!

Follow our step by step photos on how to prepare veg momos. Vegetable Momos is a popular street food with a filling of chopped vegetables which can be steamed or made in a pressure cooker. Nothing like a yummy Momos starter flavoured with ginger garlic and gives you that kick when you add soy sauce.

Serve along with Vegetable Chow Mein and Chinese Fried Rice .


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Momos recipe - How to make Momos

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     14Makes 14 momos
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Main Ingredients For The Veg Momos
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
salt to taste
5 tsp oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped french beans
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
salt to taste
2 tsp schezuan sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
plain flour (maida) for rolling

Serve Chinese Veg Momos With
soya sauce
chilli garlic sauce

  1. Combine the plain flour, 1 tsp of oil and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth or lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat the remaining 4 tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions, carrot, french beans and cabbage and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the schezwan sauce and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few seconds. Keep aside.
  6. Divide the dough into 14 equal portions.
  7. Roll a portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter thin circle using a little plain flour for rolling and place 1 tbsp of the prepared filling in the centre of the circle.
  8. Hold it on your palms, fold the two sides and pinch them as shown in the image.
  9. Fold the other open side and pinch it again so as to form a triangle as shown in the image.
  10. Repeat step 7 to 9 to make 13 more momos.
  11. Steam 7 momos in a greased steamer for 8 minutes or till they are cooked.
  12. Repeat step 11 to steam the remaining 7 momos in 1 more batch.
  13. Serve immediately with soy sauce and chilli garlic sauce.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy35 cal
Protein0.6 g
Carbohydrates4.1 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A63.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C5.3 mg
Calcium7.7 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Folic Acid2.9 mcg
Sodium1.4 mg
Potassium17.5 mg
Zinc0.1 mg
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 on 07 Sep 21 08:57 AM

Hello ma''am. Wonderful tecepie so simple and yumm. At time when guest comes I have to make the momos and keep and steam when they come. So the momos stick to the plate and get dry from top. How do I avoid this
Tarla Dalal
13 Sep 21 02:49 PM
   You can place them on a cornflour tray or plate and do not over lap them and then place the momos on it and put in fridge and then before steaming cook in a grease plate.
 on 23 Oct 20 10:07 AM

Not very good
 on 03 May 20 08:14 AM

Hi Tried Ur momos recipe yesterday & it came delightful. My husband loved it. ThankU 😊
Tarla Dalal
05 May 20 11:04 AM
   Hi, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking!!
 on 26 Apr 20 02:14 AM

Your recipes are always well explained and everything i made Form your recipes turned out delicous.
Tarla Dalal
27 Apr 20 12:07 PM
   Thank you for your feedback Kavita. Happy cooking.!
 on 19 Apr 20 12:57 PM

Do I fry momos?
Tarla Dalal
22 Apr 20 09:23 PM
   Hi , You can fry it if you wish, but before steaming.
 on 24 Jul 18 12:35 AM

Good recipe i will try
Tarla Dalal
26 Jul 18 09:19 AM
   Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try the recipe and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking!!
 on 06 Dec 17 11:09 AM

hello maam. How much time and on what flame do v make idlis in idli steamer and if in cooker then time?and whether v put the whistle?and what flame
Tarla Dalal
06 Dec 17 12:49 PM
   Hi, Below is the idli recipe
 on 28 Oct 17 09:11 PM

I tried momos . It become bit hard after steam . Is it half cooked or kneading should be soft. Could not find reason
Tarla Dalal
30 Oct 17 07:48 AM
   Hi Sonal, Yes as the recipe says the dough should be soft and steam once the water is nice and hot on a greased plate...Do try it and let us know how they turned out...
 on 12 Apr 17 12:24 AM

I tried this recipe came out really well ... everyone at home esp my husband loved it ... thank u so much .... it was perfect
Tarla Dalal
12 Apr 17 08:16 AM
   Hi Swathi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
 on 16 Feb 17 10:40 PM

Thanks ma''am!! Your recipes are the best and easy for learners like me.
Tarla Dalal
17 Feb 17 08:50 AM
   Delighted to hear that Siya. Keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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