Make succulent momos at home with this easy recipe

homemade traditional momos

Momo is a soft dumpling with delicious filling, which has its origins in the Southeast Asia. The Tibetan people love their momos, steamed to perfection, to keep them warm in the chilly weather. Try out this fairly simple recipe of momos at home.


For the momo sheets:

2 cups all-purpose flour

Salt as required

½ cup hot water

For the filling:

1 cup mushroom (chopped)

½ cup minced meat

½ cup onion (finely chopped)

½ cup green spinach (chopped)

2 tsp green chillies

1 tsp coriander leaves

Salt as required

½ tsp sugar

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp ginger (chopped)


For the momo sheets:

Mix everything into soft dough

Place the dough in a greased vessel with the lid on and keep aside for at least one and half hours

Give it a good knead and separate into four balls

Roll each ball into thin rectangular sheets and cut square portions of 10 x 10 centimetres from it

Sprinkle some flour on top of these momo sheets to prevent them from sticking

Cover with a wet towel and keep

For the filling:

Heat oil in a pan and sauté the ginger

Into it add the mushroom, minced meat, onion, spinach, green chillies, coriander leaves, sugar, soy sauce and salt as required

Cook well on low flame

Allow the mixture to cool down

Place a spoon full of this filling in the middle of the previously prepared momo sheets

Fold the edges to make it into triangular packets

Make frill by folding one on top of another until the momo is sealed

Cook in steam

Serve hot with chilli sauce or other dipping sauces.


Roll the dough and cut into round shaped sheets

Place the filling in the centre of the momo sheet

Hold the edges of the sheet and fold it into a pouch with the filling inside

Seal the momos by making small frills.