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Veg Momos Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Veg Momos Recipe

Veg Momos are a type of steamed dumplings made of plain flour wrappers stuffed with a juicy & crunchy vegetable filling of cabbage & carrots.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g

Ingredients For Veg Momos Recipe
  

For the dough

  • 1 Cup Maida (Plain Flour)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Water

For the filling

  • 1 Cup Grated Cabbage (Patta Gobi)
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Teaspoon Butter, optional
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Veg Momos Recipe
 

Preparing the dough

  • Add 1 cup maida (plain flour) in a large mixing bowl.
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  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon oil to the mixture. Mix to coat the maida thoroughly with oil.
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  • Add 1/4 cup water in small increments and start kneading to make a supple dough.
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  • When the dough is smooth and soft, cover it with a damp muslin cloth and let it rest for 20 mins.
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Preparing the filling

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. When oil becomes hot add minced ginger, garlic and finely chopped green chillies.
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  • Then add finely chopped onions and saute on high heat for a min. You do not have to brown the onions, just soften them slightly.
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  • Keeping the heat high, add grated carrots to the pan.
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  • Then add the grated cabbage. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
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  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix and cook for 1-2 more minutes till the water from the stuffing has evaporated.
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  • Add a dollop of butter to the mixture. Adding butter is optional, but it greatly enhances the taste of the filling and also helps bind it together.
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  • Mix well and set the filling aside to cool down. Let it come close to room temperature before using for best results.
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Shaping the momos

  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and shape them into cylindrical logs. Then cut the logs into 8-10 equal sized pieces.
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  • Shape a piece into a small ball by rolling it between your hands. Place it on a lightly oiled surface.
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  • Flatten out the ball into a small disc with the help of a rolling pin. Keep the edges slightly thinner and the middle part slightly thicker.
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  • Place a tablespoon of filling onto the disc.
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  • Start gathering the edges of the disc towards the center in overlapping pleats. Do this for half the side of the disc.
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  • Press the second half of the disc to the pleated half to create crescent shaped dumplings. Prepare all the momos this way.
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Steaming the momos

  • Lightly grease a steamer plate and place the prepared momos on it. Do not overcrowd the steamer as the momos tend to spread a bit.
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  • Steam the momos in batches for 10-15 minutes till they are cooked and become shiny.
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  • Veg momos are ready. Serve them hot with spicy momo chutney or chilli sauce.
    Veg Momos Recipe Step By Step Instructions