If you have been missing momos just like we were, try this recipe for vegetarian steamed momos. It will blow your mind away.
The one thing that we are missing the most is street food, especially momos. Steamed, fried or tandoori, give us any we will devour all. Remember how Kung Fu Panda’s Po loved his dumplings? We are feeling like that right now.
So finally, we could not hold on anymore and gave-in to our cravings. We made momos at home for the first time and guess what? They were a hit.
We also realised that a lot of you might also be in the same situation and craving for some momos. Therefore, we decided to share the recipe with you. Let’s make some momos together.
Vegetarian momos recipe
|All-purpose flour||2 cups|
|Ginger-garlic paste||1 tsp|
|Green chillies (chopped)||2|
|Onion (Finely chopped)||1 – medium size|
|Carrot (Finely chopped)||1|
|Spring onion (Finely chopped)||4|
|Paneer (Finely mushed)||75gm|
|Soya sauce||1 tsp|
|Salt||According to taste|
|Black pepper||According to taste|
|Olive oil||As per requirement|
The first step that we need to do in order to make vegetarian momos is to make the dough. For that, in all-purpose flour, mix one tsp of salt and one tbsp of oil. Mix all the ingredients nicely.
When mixed, start adding water slowly and make a dough. The consistency of the dough should not be too soft or too hard. Once you get to that consistency, let the dough rest for 20 – 30 minutes.
Now, let’s talk about the filling. We were craving for some paneer momos, so that is what we went for. You can make whatever filling you want.
In a pan, we added some oil. To that, chopped green chillies and roasted ginger-garlic paste was added. Saute them for a minute and then add onions, spring onions and carrots. Saute for a minute and make sure that the vegetables are not cooked entirely because the steam will also cook them.
For the next step, add paneer and mix everything nicely. Switch off the flame and let it cool. Add one tsp soya sauce, salt and black pepper (according to taste) once the filling is at room temperature, otherwise, the paneer will leave the water and you won’t be able to use the filling.
Now, come back to dough and knead it again for a minute. Take small balls of the dough and with the help of a rolling pin make a very thin round circles.
Put the filling on the circle. Take the outer part of the circle and start joining the two ends in a criss-cross manner as shown in the video. Finally, put them in a steamer and after 10 minutes, your momos will be ready.
If you want to eat fried momos, you can straight away deep fry these instead of putting in the steamer or just put it in the air fryer for 7 minutes.
You can enjoy them with schezwan sauce.