BM #84 Week 2 Day 2 - 

Vegetable Momos are a craze in many parts of India and has become an integral part of the street food scene there. It is such a simple idea to eat a healthy meal with fresh vegetables and crisp flavors. Accompanied by a spicy chutney (the recipe will be posted shortly), it makes a delightful snack/appetizer.

I have tried to make it healthy by making the wrapper at home with whole wheat flour. But I am told there are some egg free momo wrappers available in the market. Also there are many variations and possibilities and I am sure each of them would be just as delightful. 

I made these on a wintry evening not confident that my family will enjoy these. I realized I had under estimated them as I barely had one momo to taste. The little one found them too spicy to her taste. It is slowly becoming a delicate dance trying to balance the taste buds of the spice lovers and the bland food lovers. 

Note to self - Make the momos bland and the chutney spicy to achieve harmony at home :).

Ingredients - 
For the wrapper - 
Whole Wheat Flour 1 1/2 cups
Salt 1/4 tsp
Vegetable Oil 1 tsp
For the Filling -
Vegetable Oil 2 tsp
Ginger, grated 1 tsp
Garlic, grated 1/2 tsp
Cabbage, shredded 1 cup
Carrot, shredded 1/2 cup
Bell Peppers of all colors, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Green Chilies finely chopped, Salt as needed
Soy Sauce 1 tsp
Vinegar 1 tsp

Method Of Preparation -
For the Wrapper - 
In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, salt and warm water and knead into a soft dough. Cover and set aside for 15-20 minutes.

For the Stuffing - 
In a heated pan, add oil and saute the green chilies, ginger and garlic for a few seconds. Add in the vegetables and lightly saute them making sure they retain their crispness.

Add in salt, soy sauce and vinegar. Mix well and remove from heat. [Adjust spices if needed.]

Allow the stuffing to cool while working on the dough.

To Assemble the Momos - 
Pinch a marble sized dough and roll out like a roti. Put a tablespoon of filling in it. Close the edges like a frill and gather the pleats to the center and seal. Pinch off the extra dough in the center if needed. Continue till all the momos and similarly done.

Transfer them into a greased steamer basket. Steam for about 10-12 minutes and check if they appear glossy.

Allow them to sit in the steamer for a few minutes.

Serve warm with the spicy momo chutney.


Preparation Time 45 minutes
Makes 10 


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. Yes making it from scratch and enjoying this is simply out of the world!..very nicely done Harini..

  3. Padmajha PJ Says:
  4. There is a constant struggle here too balance the spice levels! Hubby loves super spicy stuffs we like mildly spiced ones! Trying to achieve a balance is a struggle sometimes. And these momos look so good Harini and loved the filling.

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Feel like having some momos rite now, you nailed them prefectly Harini.

  7. Usha Rao Says:
  8. I would not mind these momos right now, looks very good. On a rainy day like today, a spicy dip and momos sound perfect.

  9. Kalyani Says:
  10. hey same pinch. For Day 2 of this week, we have made similar recipes :-) I love these wholewheat option anyday !

    talking about spice levels - I think I have reached a moderation but again sometimes its too bland fo rthe elder one.. so I put in some sauce orspicy chutney on the side for them to balance it out...

  11. ramya Says:
  12. Harini does idli steamer work for these momos?plz let me know

  13. Pavani N Says:
  14. I love momos and your wholewheat wrapper recipe sounds absolutely delicious.

  15. Jayashree Says:
  16. Perfectly shaped momos. I too prefer making these with whole wheat at home.

  17. That is a tempting momo and love that you have used whole wheat flour.

  18. they look fantastic - shaped perfectly~!

  19. Nisha Ramesh Says:
  20. Homemade from scratch. Everything about this recipe is too good. :)

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