We all have a craving for street food and there is nothing better than a plate of hot steamed vegetable momos on a chilling winter evening. From kids to adults, momos is the favourite street food among all.

Momos were originated from Tibet and are widely popular in India, especially in the Northern states. Momos are served in a wide variety from chicken, mutton to vegetable momos. Like any other street food, momos can also be easily made at home. 

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Vegetable momos are made of all-purpose flour and stuffing made with mixed vegetables. The stuffing or filling is the key to its taste and is mild in taste. Momos are served with spicy chutney. Here is the recipe to make vegetable momos at home.

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What vegetables to choose for momo filling?

Cabbage is the most commonly used vegetable for momos filling, as it is quite filling. You can add other vegetables like – carrot, cauliflower, onion, spring onion, capsicum, sweetcorn.

Other ingredients you need are all-purpose flour/maida, salt, baking powder, oil, vinegar, soya sauce, and black pepper.

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How to make the vegetable momo?

1. Make a stiff dough with maida, salt, and baking powder

2. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion, green chilies, and garlic 

3. To make the vegetable filling, finely chop all the vegetables in a large bowl. 

4. Add these chopped vegetables and sauté over high heat and add the carrot and cabbage. Turn around over with heat till glossy. Make sure that all the moisture of vegetables is dried.

5. Take it off the heat and add soya sauce, salt, vinegar, and black pepper.

6. Some people also like to add mushrooms in the filling to bring in that umami flavor.

7. Roll the dough and cut into 4’-5’ rounds

8. Put in some filling in a round and wet the edges.

9. Bring the edges together to cover the filling and in the same way make other pieces.

10. Steam for about 10 minutes and serve hot with soya sauce and chili sauce.

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Tips for making a perfect momos

Make sure that the filling is not too dry or too moist.

Make sure that you finely chop the vegetables so that the momo doesn’t break.

Do not overcook the vegetables as they will be steamed in the cooking process.