Momos (Dumplings): Delhi’s Amazing Snack

Momos (Dumplings) are one of the basic snacks which is available in Delhi very easily. It is surprising that there so many different kinds of momos available in the market—vegetarian and non-vegetarian with different kinds of fillings, or even new innovative types like chocolate or coconut momos. They are also served steamed, fried or tandoori. To know more about the story behind momos, click here and go to food history.

For Dough

Ingredients Quantity
All Purpose Flour (Maida) 2 Cups
Baking Powder ½ tsp
Salt ½ tsp

For Vegetarian Filling:

Ingredients Quantity
Grated Carrots 1 Cup
Oil 1 tbsp
Chopped Garlic 1 tsp
Salt To taste
Black Pepper ¼ tsp
Grated Cabbage 1 Cup
Finely Chopped Onion ½ Cup
Soya sauce 1 tsp
Vinegar ¼ tsp

For Non-Vegetarian Filling

Ingredients Quantity
Minced Chicken 1 Cup
Chopped Ginger 1 inch piece
Chopped Garlic 5-6 cloves
Chopped Spring Onions with Greens 2
Chopped Green chillies 2
Soy Sauce 2 tsp
Salt To taste


How to cook cook cook!

  1. Mix together all purpose flour (maida), salt and baking powder and knead to stiff dough with water.
  2. Heat a non stick pan and apply some oil
  3. Saute onion and garlic over high heat. Add the carrot and cabbage. Turn around over high heat till glossy. Take it off the heat and mix in the Soya sauce, salt, vinegar and black pepper (For vegetarian).
  4. Combine minced chicken, spring onions, ginger, green chillies, garlic, soya sauce together and set aside (For non-vegetarian).
  5. Roll the dough thin (translucent) into 4″-5″ rounds.
  6. Take a round, wet edges and place some filling in the center.
  7. Bring edges together to cover the filling. Twist to seal and fill the rest in the same way.
  8. Steam for about 10-15 minutes and serve with Tomato chilli sauce.
Image Courtesy: NDTV Smart Cooky

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