Veg Momos (Wholewheat Momos)

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This whole wheat veg momos recipe is super healthy with warm, oozing vegetable filling makes it delicious and best comfort food! It is an easy snack or appetizer at any time of the week!  

veg momos served in blue plate with momos chutney aside

What is Momos?

Momos are extremely popular among the natives of Indian and can be found in every street corners with piping hot steamed momos called Tibetan momo.

Even though momo traces its roots to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan it is similar to what the Chinese call baozi.

Both are dumplings that are stuffed with vegetables, shrimp, chicken or mutton, paneer or tofu.

This Vegetarian momo can be steamed or fried, served with fiery red chilli sauce called spicy chutney made with tomato, garlic and chillies.

The reason to love this recipe:

Super healthy as it is made of wholewheat flour and veggies.

The momos are super delicious and fillings are just perfect.

Can customise to cottage cheese, tofu or other veggies. 

How to Make Veg Momos:

chopped carrots, cabbage and spices are taken in small glass bowls
Ingredients to make wholewheat Veg momos are taken.
chopped ginger and garlic is being cooked in saute pan
Add oil to a saucepan, add chopped ginger and garlic. Stir fry for 1 minute till the flavours of ginger and garlic infused in oil.
chopped cabbage and carrots are in saute pan
Add finely chopped cabbage, carrot.
chopped cabbagem carrots and corainder leaves are in saute pan
Add coriander leaves.
chopped cabbage, carrots and coriander leaves are in saute pan
Stir and cook for few minutes till the veggies are cooked.
chopped cabbage and carrots, pepper powder are in saute pan
Sprinkle pepper powder and soy sauce and salt. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
chopped veggies, dough and flour in a bowl
I have taken veggie filling, dough and some flour for dusting.
roll a small dough on white surface
Take the dough in a small lemon sized ball, dust with the flour to avoid sticking
make a thin disc on a white surface
roll out to make a thin small circle. (Okay! I Agree! It is not in round shape). Otherwise, roll out the dough,you will need to cut out the circles for each momo. 
a small filling is being kept on a rolled dough
Add the veggie filling
a small dumpling is kept on the palms
shape to make a dumpling. Simply cover all the sides and seal the dough tightly. Just the way how you make money bag or kozhukattai.
veg momos are kept on the plate
Keep everything ready.
veg momos kept on the steam basket
Heat water in a pot, Arrange all the momos in a steamer and gently place the steamer in the pot that has boiling water. Cover and steam cook for 8 minutes over medium heat.
Serve with momos chutney.

veg momos recipe are placed in blue plate

Tips to make the best veg momos recipe:

1.Wheat flour: I have used wheat flour for this recipe, you may use all-purpose flour as well. Add very little water to make a soft dough.

2.Veggies: You can use veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, red cabbage, capsicum, beans, spring onions.

These veggies work perfectly for the momos, just Finely grate or chop them.

3.Momos dough: Make the dough first, so that it gets a resting time and then make a filling.

The dough has to be soft and smooth. If you find the dough is sticky, add little flour, mix and work on the surface to make a soft dough.

4.Momos Shape: Make sure you roll out to a thin disc that helps you get the right texture of the momos. If the outer layer is dense/thick it takes time for the momos to cook and you may feel the dense texture of momos.

There are so many variations in the shaping of momos. Just do what works perfectly fine for you.

5. Sesame oil: You can add sesame oil for the filling for more flavours. Just add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil once the filling is ready.

FAQ

1. How long should you steam momos?

You can steam for 6 to 8 minutes. When the momos are fully cooked it looks transparent and will not sticky.

2. Are wholewheat momos are healthy?

This is a healthy version of momos recipe as it is made of whole wheat flour and veggies in it. Completely packed with nutrition.

3. How do you serve momos?

This veg momos recipe is best served with chilli garlic chutney.

4. How long can I store momos?

Store the veg momos in an air-tight container and that can be refrigerated for 2 days.

5. How to freeze momos?

If you would like to freeze the momos, place the cooked momos in the baking tray, freeze them and store in an air-tight container.

6. How to re-heat momos?

This veg momos can be reheated using a steamer or reheat in a microwave on medium power.

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Veg Momos (whole wheat momo)


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20minutes (For 2 batches)
  • Total Time: 40 mimutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This whole wheat veg momo is super healthy with warm, oozing vegetable filling makes it delicious and best comfort food! It is an easy snack or appetizer at any time of the week!


Ingredients

Scale

To make a dough.

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

To make a filling:

  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

To make a dough:

  1. Take flour, salt, oil in mixing bowl, add water little by little to make a dough, just that how you make for chapati/roti. cover with a damp cloth and set aside.

To make a filling:

  1. Now to make a filing,
  2. Add oil to a saucepan, add chopped ginger and garlic. Stir fry for 1 minute till the flavours of ginger and garlic infused in oil.
  3. Add finely chopped cabbage, carrot and coriander leaves. Stir and cook for few minutes till the veggies are cooked.
  4. Sprinkle pepper powder and soy sauce and salt. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. To make vegetable momos:
  6. Take a small lemon sized ball of the dough, dust with the flour to avoid sticking and roll out to make a thin small circle.
  7. Add the veggie filling and shape to make a dumpling. Simply cover all the sides and seat the dough tightly. Just the way how you make money bag or kozhukattai.
  8. Keep everything ready.
  9. Heat water in a pot, Arrange all the momos in a steamer and gently place the steamer in the pot that has boiling water.
  10. Cover and steam cook for 8 minutes over medium heat.
  11. Serve with momos chutney.

Notes

Tips to make the best veg momos:

Wheat flour: I have used wheat flour for this recipe, you may use all-purpose flour as well. Add very little water to make a soft dough.

Veggies: You can use veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, red cabbage, capsicum, beans, spring onions. These veggies work perfectly for the momos, just Finely grate or chop them.

Momos dough: Make the dough first, so that it gets a resting time and then make a filling. The dough has to be soft and smooth. If you find the dough is sticky, add little flour, mix and work on the surface to make a soft dough.

Momos Shape: Make sure you roll out to a thin disc that helps you get the right texture of the momos. If the outer layer is dense/thick it takes time for the momos to cook and you may feel the dense texture of momos. There are so many variations in the shaping of momos. Just do what works perfectly fine for you.

Sesame oil: You add sesame oil for the filling for more flavours. Just add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil once the filling is ready.

  • Category: starter, snacks, appetizer
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tibetian, Indian

Keywords: momos recipe, veg momos, veg momos recipe

 

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