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Tibetan Momos

Steamed Meat dumpling

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Momos are popular food in Tibet, Nepal and North-east India.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    For Dough
    • 2 cups refined flour
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • ¼ tsp Baking Powder
    For Filling
    • 1 cup chicken-minced
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • ½ cup onions-finely chopped
    • 1 tsp Garlic (chopped)
    • ½ tsp Soya Sauce
    • salt or to taste
    • ¼ tsp vinegar
    • ¼ tsp Black pepper


    1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder and knead to a stiff dough, with water.
    2. Heat oil, add onion and garlic. Sauté till onions turn translucent, add ground chicken.
    3. Turn around over high heat till chicken is almost cooked. 
    4. Add soya sauce, salt, vinegar and black pepper. Mix and turn off the heat.
    5. Roll the dough thin into 4”-5” rounds.
    6. Wet edges and place some filling in the center, bring edges together to cover the filling, twist to seal. Ensure there is not much air trapped inside.
    7. Steam for about 10 minutes
    8. Serve with soya sauce and chilli sauce.


    Lata Mohan

    13/09/09 4:40PM by Lata Mohan - Dubai Momos prepared in the North-East of India are larger and rounded in shape. I have seen that they shred the vegetables mainly Carrot, Cabbage and Onions. Even the chicken is shredded thin and long rather than minced. Very healthy, easy to prepare and very filling.

    Lata Anand

    Lata Anand

    Once you make the momos, you can easily freeze them and then thaw them for later. It's easy to prepare when you have some guests show up all of a sudden

    Rajiv Anand

    Rajiv Anand

    Momos Chutney is pretty easy to make. Just combine 5 red chillies, 5 pods of garlic with 2 tbsp of vinegar and a pinch of salt in a mixer. Adjust the thickness of chutney by adding more vinegar as per your taste


    Healthily speaking I think maida should be substituted with rice flour


    The recipe is fine but i want to know the recipe of that red chilli chutney which is used to serve with momos. Please provide that recipe also otherwise momos are incomplete without its spicy red chilli sauce.


    I want to know how do we make the red chilli sause wid momos which is available in the market and i also want to know how do we steam the momos kindly reply soon