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Monday, September 16, 2013

Momos ( Veg) with Dipping Sauce - Nepali style

As you all know we are doing A-Z theme for this months blogging marathon we have successfully completes 2 weeks and entering our third week am so happy that am a part of this encouraging  group. So for today letter M i have chosen an nepali or tibet or bhutan   street food and a  nutritious one :) . So M for Momos with dipping sauce under street food theme.

This stuffed dumpling preparation is one of the most popular dishes in Nepal/ Tibet / Bhutan. This momos are fully veggie and so makes it an delicious choice of snack for vegetarians. They are super juicy and delicious and i have tried the nepali version of momos :) . I loved these yummy momos and with the dip it just tasted so yumm :)


For wrapper

Maida  - 1 cup
salt to taste
water as neaded to make a soft dough

For Filling

Cabbage (grated) - 1 cup
carrot (grated) - 1/2 cup
Onion (chopped) - 1/4 cup
Tofu/ paneer - 1/2 cup ( i used soft tofu crumbled)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
Soya sauce - 1tbsp
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green chilli - 1 No (chopped)
Pepper pd - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Spring onion greens- 2 tbsp ( chopped )

For sauce

Oil - 1 tbsp
2 tomato,  2 green chilli -pureed
Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 2 tbsp ( chopped)
Paprika - 1/ 4 tsp
Red chilli pd - 1/4 tsp ( if you like spicy you can add more)
Salt to tatse
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Soya sauce - 1 tsp 


  • In a bowl mix in maida , salt and knead them with the help of required amount of water till the dough comes together and knead a soft dough.
  • Now rest the dough for 1/2 hour and them give it a knead  to make it nice and smooth.

To make Filling

  • In pan heat oil add carrot,ginger garlic paste , green chilli saute them.
  • Then add the crumbled tofu, pepper pd, paprika pd, red chilli pd, spring onion saute a for a while.
  • Add soya sauce, vinegar, salt , chopped coriander leaves and mix them well
  • Filling is ready !!

To proceed 

  • Divide the dough in to small lemon sized equal balls 
  • Flatten each ball using your palm .
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out each flattened circle into a wrapper or use you hands.
  • It is essential that the middle portion of the wrapper dough must be slightly thicker than the edges .
  • Hold the edges of the semi-flattened dough with one hand and with the other hand begin rolling the edges of the dough out, swirling a bit at a time.
  • Continue till the wrapper is a bit thinner in the edge .
  • Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
  • Keep the flattened wrappers covered.
  • Take a wrapper on one palm, put one tablespoon of filling mixture and with the other hand bring all edges together to the center, making the pleats.
  • There are many ways to shape the momos  you can pinch  both the sides of the dough and make pleating in the one side sticky it to the other  side.
  • Now arrange them in a steamer or idli stand and steam them for 10 - 15 mins 

To make sauce

  • In a pan heat oil add ginger garlic paste , onion and saute till transparent
  • Now add the tomato puree and cook them till they leave out oil in the sides
  • Add red chilli pd, salt, paprika , vinegar and soya sauce .
  • Mix them well and cook for 2 mins .
  • Serve as a dip for steamed Momos.


  • Make the wrapper thin and not too thick.
  • After you steam the dumpling you can see that the wrapper turns transparent and you can see that they are well cooked.
  • If you have a momos steamer  you can steam on them.
  • You can choose any veggie you like other than carrot and cabbage you have also use beetroot,beans (finely chopped) ..
  • You can skip onion , ginger garlic for jain version.

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  1. momos look awesome and I could not take my eyes off it...

  2. Momos are looking yummy!! Lovely clicks.

  3. healthy momos and indeed look delicious

  4. Wow U inspire me to try this now :)

  5. Momos looks delicious.

  6. Delicious momos with that dipping sauce they must be super tasty!

  7. I have never tried these at home though I relish them in the restaurants and on streets...the stuffing sounds delicious.

  8. Nice stuffing for the momos. Pics are awesome Manjula :)

  9. Lovely momos.........Perfectly made.....

  10. looks so delicious...

  11. Extemely delicious, i want that plate rite now, love that dippind sauce very much.

  12. Well the pictures are so delicious to look at!..very well done Manjula..

  13. I also made momo's but added noodles in it. Loved your recipe and lovely clicks.

  14. yennaku momos with nv filling thaan venum :) just kidding :) looks perfect da

  15. Momos look awesome! Dipping sauce looks yummy too!

  16. wowww awesome the dipping sauce also dear..

  17. love the flavorful filling

  18. Beautifully done momos :) looks superb i want that plate now

  19. This has been in my to do list for long. They look absolutely delicious with the dipping sauce...

  20. Looks really good! I love momos and the clicks are making me drool :)

  21. I have always wanted to try this.. This looks so tempting !

  22. They look so tempting with the images you have presented.

  23. Your momos and the sauce looks very delicious. I love momos but have never made them at home. Your recipe has inspired me to do so. Thank you.

  24. Momos look so tasty and perfectly done.

  25. Lovely pictures to tempt !

  26. cannot be better than this... picture perfect pics!!!


  27. awesome :) so much my fav, but always hesitate to make it at home... will give it a try soon...

  28. momos look so perfect and the pics will definitely tempt everyone:-)

  29. Perfectly turned out momos. These will be loved at home as for the sauce I am fascinated by the colour let alone the taste


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