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Authentic Recipe of Momos. Delicious Indian Traditional Steamed Dumpling from Ladakh.

Momos are steamed dumplings filled with veggies. Also known as Dim Sum, the street snack is made with flour filled with savory stuffing.

Things to know about Momos Recipe

The Indian Traditional Steamed Dumplings or Momos are a type of snack immensely popular in East India, Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. The word “Momo” originates in Shanxi, where Jin Chinese is spoken. Unfilled buns are called Momo in the region.

“Momo” means cooking by steaming—the term spread to India, Nepal, and Tibet. The exact origins of the snack are unknown, but it is believed the dish has spread from Tibet.

The dumpling can also be stuffed with chicken or mutton instead of veggies. The dish is served at special stalls dedicated to the dish but can also be made at home. It takes only about 20 minutes to cook this simple dish served with red hot sauces or Schezwan Sauce.

Delicious Indian Traditional Steamed Dumpling from Ladakh. Authentic Recipe of Momos.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: मोमोज
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Main Cooking Method Steaming


Servings 15 Pieces
Calories / Serving 43 kcal



  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Water
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  • ½ tsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • 2 pcs Spring Onion – Scallion – Green Onion Finely chopped
  • ½ cup Cabbage Chopped
  • ½ cup Carrot Chopped
  • cup French Bean Chopped
  • ¼ cup Capsicum Chopped
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Salt



  • Mix the flour, salt, oil, and water in a bowl to make the dough.


  • Chop the vegetables.
  • In a heavy bottom pan on medium-low heat, add garlic and sauté.
  • Add in the chopped vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add soy sauce and salt.
  • Stir over medium flame for a few minutes and remove from the pan.

Shaping the Momos

  • Divide the dough into 7-8 parts.
  • Make a ball of each piece and roll it into a thin circle.
  • Place 2-3 teaspoons of vegetable stuffing in each dough piece.
  • Lift a side of the edges and begin pleating.
  • Start folding and joining the pleats at the center.

Steaming the Momos

  • Heat 2 cups of water in a steamer.
  • Place the momos in the steamer and keep them for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the momos and serve.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Healthy Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes


Calories: 43kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.004gSodium: 530mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 742IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.5mg
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Cooking tip for making Momos

  • Do not overdo the steaming as it becomes dense.
  • The dough should not be too soft.
  • While steaming, keep some space between the momos.
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What to serve with Momos?

Serve the steamed momos with Schezwan sauce or red chili garlic sauce.

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