Momos (Dumplings)
Momos are Nepalese small steamed dumplings that can be filled with vegetables or meat. In this recipe I show four different ways to fold the momos.
  Serves:  About 16 momos       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
For the dough
  • 1 cup (150 g, 5¼ oz) plain or All Purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml, 2¾ fl oz) water
  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
For the filling
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • ½ cup finely chopped white cabbage
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 spring onions (scallions), chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Black Pepper
Prepare the dough
  1. Place all the dough ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Knead the dough in your hands to ensure it is well mixed.
  2. Place back in the bowl, cover and leave for 30 minutes.
Prepare the filling
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the rest of the filling and stir-fry for 8-9 minutes until the vegetables are cooked - when the vegetables first start to darken add the soy sauce and black pepper.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Prepare the momos
  1. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces.
  2. For each piece of dough, roll it out into a thin disc. Place 1-2 tsp of filling in the centre. Wet the edge of the dough with your finger and fold to seal the momo (see video for folding techniques).
  3. Steam for 10 minutes then serve warm with a sweet chili dipping sauce.
Titli's Tips
The fillings don't have to be just vegetables. You can use a spiced minced lamb filling instead, or for a really authentic taste why not get some goat or water buffalo!

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 52 2%
Calories from Fat 10
Total Fat 1.2g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Unsaturated Fat 0.4g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 9.9g 3%
Dietary Fibre 1.5g 6%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 1.6g 3%
Cholesterol 0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.