Momos, momos, & momos! It seems everyone is in love with Momos. Honestly, when I first tried this spicy snack with my ex, I didn’t like it much. And it wasn’t like I ate them from any random place. It was a very famous momos shop near the Buddha temple, Dehradun. The veg momos recipe of ‘momo wale uncle’ was so popular that it was always a lot crowded there.
On one romantic evening, my darling Ex bought me that one plate & fed me with his own hands showing loads of love in his eyes. Uff.. those Chatpati memories 😍😛
Though I wasn’t very fond of momos, it still used to be our everyday evening snack when we went for a hangout with friends. Because momos were one of the most popular snacks there, and he also had a big addiction to momos.
Thereafter, my first snack choice too became momos. Despite being a Samosa lover, I started preferring momos to other snacks. When I completed my MBA studies and returned to my home town Bareilly, I was craving for them. I couldn’t find that taste in my city.
As I have been sharing with you people that my mom loves cooking new recipes in a healthier way, my cravings got her attention. So, one lovely morning, she surprised me with a tangy, spicy, breakfast and that was homemade veg momos made with wheat flour. 😍
Today, I will be sharing the healthier version of that veg steamed momo recipe. Trust me, if you eat momos this way, you can eat them daily. And with this veg momo recipe, momos are going to be your first snack choice as well.
Calories in 1 Serving of Veg Steamed Momos
Forget calories here😛 when you’re eating everything healthy. I mean, wheat veg steamed momos won’t cause any harm to your health nor are they going to add up additional calories to your diet.
But try to include them in your main meal and not usually as a side snack. Veggies, you get vitamins & minerals from them. Also if you use paneer or nuts in your filling, you will get the richness of proteins too.
Therefore, one plate of veg steamed wheat momos becomes a full-fledged meal. Because protein keeps you fulfilled the whole day (see).
Hence if you don’t control your portion and eat them after or before a meal, it will increase your daily calorie intake. To keep it healthy, have them in your main meal of the day.
Can You Add These Veg Steamed Momos to Your Weight Loss Diet?
As I said above it is a good meal for a weight-loss diet but not a good snack if you’re making efforts to lose weight fast.
I have tried to keep the recipe healthier, so I didn’t use some sauces, vinegar & chilli garlic chutney here. However, if you eat this healthier veg steamed momos, it’s still tasty and perfect to be included in your diet.
Basic ingredients like veggies, wheat flour, and also the cooking method are the same for that Chatpata version. But if you’re going to consume this much amount of sauces & vinegar daily, you will end up developing diseases.
Therefore, I have replaced sauces & vinegar with raw mango, lemon or orange juice and white sugar with Dhaga mishri powder. Try them, you’re going to love them.
More weight loss recipes:
- Healthy Idli with Corn Veg Salad
- Sprouts Uttapam for Low-Oil Breakfast
- Badaun’s Famous Moong Dal Chaunka Recipe
How to Make Dough for Veg Momos Recipe
- Wheat flour,
- Baking soda,
- and salt.
- You can also add yeast for texture if you want.
Note: We avoid yeast because the taste is great without adding it too.
Recipe: Dough Making
#1: Take flour in a pan. Add salt, a pinch of baking soda, and Lukewarm water.
#2: It’s time to knead. Keep kneading for 15 mins to make the dough softer & smoother. Pay attention! This is the most crucial part of the whole recipe. Momos made with hard dough or poorly kneaded dough don’t taste great. So, if the dough is hard in the beginning, don’t add more water.
#3: You just need to use your hands, keep kneading, and it will become smooth and you will build your muscle 💪😎
#4: Now place it aside for 1 hr. Don’t forget to cover it with a cotton cloth.
How to Make Filling for Veg Momos
- 1 tbsp oil
- Heeng, Jeera
- Green peas, Onion, Ginger
- Grates raw mangoes, Green Chilli
- Black pepper, Salt, Dhaga Mishri powder
- Garam masala, Chaat masala
- Apple cider vinegar, Homemade tomato ketchup
- Garlic paste, red peppers, white vinegar (optional)
- Seasonal vegetables (pics below)
1 . Grated green capsicum
2. Grated red carrot, we also added orange carrot.
3. Grated cucumber
5. Grated raw mango
6. Green peas, ginger, green chilli, onion
Recipe for momos stuffing
#1: Take a pan. We use iron Kadhai which has several health benefits. Put oil in the pan & set the gas flame on medium.
#2: When the oil is heated and starts leaving smoke, add Jeera & Heeng to it.
#3: When it becomes light brown, add onion, ginger, chillies, and then seasonal vegetables one by one.
#4: Grated carrots & green peas will enhance the taste. So add them too.
#5: At last add grated mangoes. Saute them.
#6: Later, it is all about taste. So you can adjust these spices here. You can replace or remove the following items as per your wish. The harmless taste-making ingredients are salt, garam masala, chaat masala, 1 tsp apple vinegar (if it suits you. Else use lemon juice), Dhaga mishri powder, black pepper, and homemade tomato puree/ketchup.
#7: Put all of these in kadai one by one and keep spooning the stuffing in the pan.
#8: For the Chatpata version of momos (which is not recommended to eat daily), you should add Schezwan sauce, tomato chilli sauce, and garlic paste, red chilli paste too.
#9: In the final step, you need to remember that you must not cook them; just saute and turn off the gas stove else the stuffing will turn into a paste after it gets steamed.
Steamed Wheat Veg Momos Recipe (How to Make)
#1: Take the dough and make the Loi. I mean shape the dough into small balls.
#2: Now flatten those small balls.
#3: Take the help of dry wheat flour if it’s getting sticky.
#4: Time to shape it into momos. You can use Gujiya Maker. I have used this mould to make it. You can use your hands too and just shape as you like. After all, it is the taste only which should be great 😋.
#5: In the final step, nothing is left. Place the momos in the steamer.
#6: After 15 mins, momos are ready 😍. Serve them with chutney.
For Momos Chutney
Usually, momo chutney is easy to make. You can make it at home. Momos chutney can be fiery, spicy, and if it upsets your stomach.
Try the following chutneys instead:
- Mint leaves, 1 jaggery piece, a small amount of ginger, green chilli, black, pepper, salt, and 1 raw mango.
- Coriander leaves, 2 green chillis, black pepper, 1 raw mango, ginger, salt
Put them in the mixer, add water, and some ice cubes, and grind well.
1. Is momo a healthy food
As you see I have answered this question above. It really depends on how you make it. I personally like the taste of wheat flour momos. However, to reduce the effect of maida, you take both flours in a 50:50 ratio.
But wheat flour, non-fried, steamed momos filled with healthy ingredients like veggies, paneer, and green peas are protein-rich, digestive, and healthy.
2. Why are market momos unhealthy?
Because they use maida and if they are fried they become more unhealthy.
In addition to it, there is also the hygiene issue. Usage of Unchopped, unwashed, raw cooked vegetables makes them more unhealthy.
Besides that, momo chutney available in the market is full of chemicals that enhance the taste but impact your health badly.
Even if there are no chemicals, the unhealthy market spices used are not good that can be eaten daily.
3. Health benefits of eating veg momos
Homemade steamed wheat flour momos have benefits:
- Low oil, low calories
- Digestive because of wheat flour
- The goodness of veggies gives you vitamins & minerals (2)
- Satiate your taste buds
- You avoid market junk food
- Hygiene, fresh, easy making
- You can make your filling protein rich by adding nuts, peanuts, green peas, and paneer.
4. Are homemade momos as tasty as Street momos
Yes. I suggest you make it at home only rather than ordering from the market.
Because atta momos home recipes will always be healthy even if you use Schezwan sauce, vinegar, and red chilli paste in it.
Once you try it at home, you’re gonna have an addiction to them.
Final Words on Veg Momos Recipe
Here you can see the Instagram reel video. It has not got many likes 💔 because I am not regularly active on Instagram. So the algorithm probably hates me.😌
But, no worries! I am still sharing it with you 🙂 You can watch us cook veg momos at home.
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