For the Love of Momo

For the Love of Momo

Momo is one of the most loved snacks, well for many of us. It is basically a South Asian dumpling that has its ancestral native in Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. The close relatives of momos are buuz from Mongolia, jiaozi and baozi from China, mandu in Korea and gyoza in Japan. When looking back in history, momos are believed to actually originate from Tibet and gradually spreads across its neighbors.
Minced Chicken

Momos are one of my favorite evening snack items but I can eat momos any time of the day. I generally buy momos from the street vendors near my house and believe me they make such yummy momos. I have tried both veg and non-veg momos from those vendors. Now that I ate momos buying from outside, once the collective thought of me and my wife Manasi conversed – why can’t we try preparing one at home? As we thought of the idea we made ourselves ready for preparing momos at home the next day.
Here is what I’m sharing with you all the recipe of it.

  • Minced chicken – 200 gms
  • Maida (refined flour) – 200 gms
  • Water
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Black pepper (crushed) – 2 tsp
  • 1 medium sized onion (chopped)
  • Garlic (chopped) – 8-9 pods
  • Half capsicum (chopped) (Optional)
  • Spring onion (chopped)
  • Fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Oil
The Ingredients
Chicken Mixture


  • Make dough with maida and water and cut them out in to small dough balls
  • Mix minced chicken, chopped onion, garlic, capsicum, spring onion and coriander leaves
  • Add 2 tps ghee and crushed black pepper and mix
  • Flatten the maida dough in small puris
  • Place one or one and half tsp of chicken mixture in the middle of the dough and close the dough by joining two ends to make the dumplings
  • You can give any shape as per your liking and convenience
  • Keep water in a steamer to pre-heat the same
  • Grease the steamer plate with oil and place the dumplings
  • Place the steamer plates with the dumplings into the pre-heated steamer
  • Steam the dumplings for 25 minutes in the steamer or till it becomes soft
  • Serve the hot momos with the dip made of tomato, red chili and garlic
The Shapes

The Momos with Dip

This was the first time that we prepared momos at home and it came out really well. I and Manasi liked the taste and enjoyed the home-made momos in the evening snacks. As we were successful in preparing the chicken momos we are planning for preparing its veg counterpart as well. Will post the same once we prepare it

14 thoughts on “For the Love of Momo

    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes you can use cabbage as the veg option. But if you like soya chunks that also can be used as the filling. That tastes good too 🙂

    1. Thank you Ruchi for stopping by to my blog and also watching my video. Momos are my favorite too. I and my wife thought why just eat momos outside and not try at home. This recipe and the video are the results of that thought 🙂
      Do let me know if you tried and how it came out 🙂

  1. The word momos drools me.
    It is yummy, very yummy
    I am vegetarian and the vegetarian cabbage momos is my favourite
    I make it whenever I feel like eating but recently saw some news that if affects on health so stopped trying the outside one

    1. The word momos is drooling indeed 🙂
      As you are a vegetarian you can try the soya chunks filling too. That also tastes good.
      If you stopped having it outside then try preparing at home!! Am sure that will taste better 🙂

    1. Thank you Tina. Momos are my favorite evening snack item. Instead of buying it every time from outside I and my wife thought of trying it at home. They came out well and thought of sharing with others.

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