Momos! The mention of this dumpling delicacy is enough for its fans to crave the snack that has probably earned the badge of one of the most popular street foods around. A steamed dumpling with a juicy, flavourful filling inside it, momos is a delicacy from the northeast. The incredibly yummy flavour that has taken over our hearts have become a rage across north India in no time, so much so that one cannot cross a street without seeing at least one vendor selling the delicious snack. Be it in malls, restaurants or even at a street-side stall, one can find momos everywhere.
Traditionally made using refined flour for the outer covering and meat or vegetables for the stuffing, making at home isn't too challenging! And while there are so many varieties of momos, the classic vegetarian steamed momos never fail to impress us! However, many of us are concerned about the ingredients used to make momos like refined/white flour. Mainly because, as per health experts, maida is known to raise bad cholesterol and blood pressure in the body. So, people who can't resist their momo cravings but are also health-conscious might have a tough time.
Wheat momos come as a perfect alternative to all those cravings without compromising on health! Whole wheat flour is a rich source of dietary fibre and protein, both of which are essential macro-nutrients required for a healthy body. It is considered healthier as compared to refined flour due to less processing involved which retains much of its nutrients.
We have a vegetarian wheat momos recipe in which dough is prepared using wheat flour (atta) and rested for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, a tempting mix of veggies like cabbage, carrot and onion are sautéed in a wok along with garlic, clove, vinegar, soy sauce, chilli sauce, pepper and salt. The mix is stuffed into small balls made out of dough, pleated into the shape of momos and steamed for about 12 minutes. In no more than 40 minutes, one can enjoy a piping hot serving of vegetable momos at home with a tantalising sauce. You can find the recipe for momo's chilli sauce here.
Find the full recipe of veg wheat momos here.
One would need a steamer to steam the momos at home, however, if you don't have a steamer at home you can use idli maker too! Here's how.
Try this at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.