For outer cover of momos

  • 1 cup all purpose flour/maida
  • tsp oil
  • tsp salt or as required
  • 2 to 3 tbsp water for kneading or as required

For the stuffing

  • 1.5 to 1.75 cups finely chopped vegetables (i added cup chopped cabbage, cup chopped carrots, ⅓ cup chopped french beans and cup chopped capsicum)
  • 2 small sized spring onions, finely chopped - reserve the greens to be added later
  • 3 to 4 small garlic/lahsun finely chopped
  • 1.5 tsp light soy sauce 1 tsp soy sauce. add as required
  • tsp black pepper or as required
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt as required

preparing the outer cover of momos

take the all purpose flour/maida, salt and oil in a bowl and mix itadd water in parts and knead to a firm dough. cover the dough and keep aside for 30 minutes.
for the veg momos stuffing
-> finely chop all the vegetables. you can also use a food processor to chop the vegetables.
heat oil. add garlic. saute for 2-3 seconds.

-> add onions and saute for 10-15 seconds. add all the finely chopped vegetables.
increase the flame and stir fry the vegetables on high heat.

-> when the edges starts getting golden, add soy sauce, salt and pepper.

-> continue to stir fry on high heat till the vegetables are cooked. takes about 8 to 9 mins on a high flame.
later add 1 to 2 tbsp of the spring onions greens and stir fry for a minute.

-> check the taste and add more salt, pepper or soy sauce, if required.
shaping the veg momos:

-> divide the dough in two parts. make a 6-7 inch log from each part. cut the log into equal slices.
make ball of each slice and keep them covered with a moist napkin.

-> take each dough ball and on a lightly dusted board, roll each dough ball into a thin circle of about 2-3 inch diameter.

-> try to get the edges to be thin and the center to be thick.

-> place 1 or 2 tsp of vegetable stuffing in the center.lift one side of the edge and start pleating. (you can also refer to the video above to see how pleating is done).

-> start folding and forming the pleats one by one. towards the end, join the pleats in the center.
prepare all momos this way and keep them covered under a moist napkin. till you are ready to steam them.

-> heat water in a steamer or in a electric cooker or in a pressure cooker. let the water come to a boil.
in a greased steamer pan or in idli moulds, place the momos keeping space between them so that they don't touch each other. * check notes on how to steam the momos in idli pan or pressure cooker.
steam momos for 5-6 minutes.

-> don't overdo the steaming, as the dough becomes dense and dry.the steaming time may vary upon the thickness of momos' cover.

-> when you touch the momo then dough should not feel sticky to you. this means they are done and the momos will have a transparent look.time of cooking momos varies from intensity of the flame and kind of pan and the steamer you are using.

-> once done, garnish veg momos with spring onion greens.serve vegetable momos with a spicy sauce like schezwan sauce or tomato-chili sauce or chili sauce. you can also serve it with red chilli garlic chutney. momos go very well with a spicy sauce.