Super soft and juicy, Chicken Momos are simply irresistible, don’t you agree? Furthermore, a great snack to munch on throughout the year, here’s how to make Chicken momos recipe step by step at home.
Momos are essentially dumpling that are steamed or fried in a special steamer. This is a traditional Nepalese dish, and although resembles the Chinese bao, isn’t from the region. Momos have become an integral part of Indo Chinese cuisine now and they are served in most Indo Chinese Restaurants these days. These are filled with assorted chicken/veg fillings spiced with herbs, pinched to make small baskets and then boiled or fried. Best Chicken Momo are one of the momo variations that are eaten a lot.
How to make the best Chicken Momos at home?
Firstly, all you need is a little practice to bring them together and you can make them in no time. Most importantly, these can be made in various shape. Also, they can be served with a multitude of sauces. Furthermore, you can even grill or fry the steamed momo and give them a totally new twist. The fillings of the Momo can also be customized and you can go totally vegetarian if you want to. So, feel free to skip the chicken and make vegetable momos. But, for me Chicken Momo Recipe works the best.
Perhaps, the recipe of Chicken Momos is really simple for me! Why? Because, once dough and rolling, filling the momos is done then you just need 15 minutes to bring all the edges of this snack together.
We use all purpose flour to make the outer layer of momos. But, the star of this dish is the minced chicken filling in the middle. As this filling has red chillies, ginger garlic, pepper powder and soya sauce as well, even a small ball of it makes you eat momos like never before. Indeed, they turn out that fingerlicking!
Lastly, steaming the momos is not a rocket science at all. You can use a steamer for a the same or make them without steamer by using a pressure cooker (will share this method soon).
What to serve with Chicken Momos?
Mostly, Chicken Momo can be eaten with tomato ketchup or a Soy and Vinegar Dipping Sauce nut they taste amazing with a spicy Momo Dipping sauce. They can even be enjoyed with Hoisin Sauce or in India, the humble Coriander Chutney.
Do read my super simple recipe for making Best Chicken Momos, here you go:
Best Chicken Momos Recipe
- For the dough
- All purpose flour - 2 cups
- Oil - 3 tbsp
- Baking soda - 2 small pinch
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- For the filling
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Garlic - 6-7 cloves chopped
- Onion - 1/4 cup finely chopped
- Cabbage - 1/2 cup finely chopped
- Capsicum - 1/4 cup finely chopped
- Carrot - 1/4 cup finely chopped
- Spring onion - 1/4 cup chopped
- Vinegar - 1 tsp
- Red chili sauce - 1 tsp
- Soya sauce - 1 tsp
- Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Chicken mince - 1 cup
- For the dough
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
- Knead a soft dough using water.
- Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
- For the filling
- Heat oil in a pan.
Add garlic and cook till slightly browned.
Then, add the vegetables and cook for a minute.
Later, add the sauces and salt and cook for a minute.
Lastly, add chicken mince and cook till chicken is done.
- Make small balls from the dough.
- Roll each ball to make a thin circle. ( Roll it very thin )
- Place little filling in the center of the circle and bring the edges together.
- Twist a little and press the ends together.
- Make all the momos in the same way.
- Steam the momos for 15-20 minutes in a steamer.
- Serve hot with hot and sweet dipping sauce.
- You can replace the chicken with mix vegetables and make vegetarian momos.
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