Shital's-Kitchen: Momos

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Every time I stumble upon this picture in my saved albums, I remember my friend Anusha. Why? She loves momos! I would love to make these for her next time when we meet and maybe if she reads this, we could meet up soon. :) So, dedicating my recipe to Anusha, these steamed dumplings are delicious, healthy and will melt in your mouth.

I used store bought wrappers, but you can easily make them at home. Check out these recipe of wrappers.
Hand rolled wrappers
Whole wheat wrappers

You could use as many veggies as you like and also add mushrooms or meat of your choice.

Saute 1 large chopped onion in 2 tbsp. of oil. Add spring onions, chopped bell pepper, minced ginger and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Mince carrots: I like to use my little chopper to finely chop veggies and drop them in the pan.

Finely chopped cabbage.

Add salt and pepper to your taste. Add 1/2 tsp. vinegar. mix well and let the moisture evaporate.

I use round pot-sticker wrappers to make momos.

Here is the momo or potsticker maker/press.

This was quick: Made quite some in very little time.

Or, you could hand roll them too. Fill and tsp. of mixture in the center of the wrapper. Apply water on all sides and pleat the edges together.

I love how they stand firmly and maintain their shape.

Steam in a bamboo steamer for 8-10 minutes till they turn translucent. Serve hot.

Here is a simple round fold.
Just bring the sides together.

Enjoy with Soup and Spicy Dip!


  1. Love the way you post enlarged single pictures of every step in your recipe!

  2. Wonderful post Shital. I am big fan of your blog. Quick question...Where can i find suck pot sticker press and is that home made schezwan dip ?

    1. Thanks Minal :) I bought the potsticker press from an asian gift store. Yes, Schezwan sauce is homemade. here is the link to the recipe:

      Thanks again!

  3. I love momos, or dumplings of any kind. I normally ask my nepali friend to make it for I will definitely try these. Is there a brand of the momo press in particular? Do you know if ranch 99 would have it? Also which brand of the wrapper did you use? Thanks.

    1. I bought this momo press for some Asian gift shop on El Camino (Don't know the name) there is no specific brand. I bought the cheapest one to try :) $ 2. I usually buy wrappers from Lucky's or Safeway. They are Nasoya Brand one. You can also roll out wrappers and make fresh dumplings. There is a recipe for that too: