Chicken Momos   Recipe

Chicken Momos Recipe

20 min
2-3 People
10 min



Hey there, foodies! Let me take you on a flavorful journey into the heart of Indian street food with my delightful Chicken Momos recipe. Picture this: the bustling streets, the tantalizing aroma wafting from roadside stalls, and the excitement of sinking your teeth into a perfectly steamed dumpling filled with juicy chicken and aromatic spices.


I remember the first time I discovered the magic of momos. It was on a chilly evening, wandering through the lively markets, when a steaming plate of momos caught my eye. One bite, and I was hooked! There's something truly special about these little parcels of joy that keeps me coming back for more.




Recipe of Chicken Momos Recipe




For Stuffing:

  • Oil
  • 1 cup chopped Onions
  • 1 tbsp. Green Chillies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger, chopped
  • Boiled Chicken, finely chopped
  • Handful chopped Carrots (optional)
  • Handful chopped Capsicum (optional)
  • Handful chopped Yellow Capsicum (optional)
  • Handful chopped Spring Onions (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

For the Dough:

  • 1 bowl Refined Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Oil





For Stuffing:

  1. Heat some oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté finely chopped onions until translucent.
  3. Add chopped green chilies and chopped ginger. Sauté until aromatic.
  4. Add finely chopped boiled chicken to the pan.
  5. Add chopped carrots, capsicum, yellow capsicum, and spring onions (optional).
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and ginger-garlic paste.
  7. Mix well and let it cook for a couple of minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  8. Add a little water to keep the mixture moist. Cook until the water evaporates and the stuffing comes together.

For the Dough:

  1. In a large bowl, take refined flour.
  2. Add salt and oil to the flour.
  3. Knead the mixture into a smooth dough using water.

For Momos:

  1. Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into round balls.
  2. Roll out each dough ball into a small circle.
  3. Place a spoonful of the prepared stuffing in the center of each circle.
  4. Moisten the edges of the circle with water.
  5. Fold and pleat the edges to seal the momos securely.
  6. Place the filled momos on a greased steamer tray.
  7. Steam the momos for 8-10 minutes until the crust turns almost white and the filling is cooked.
  8. Serve the hot momos in a basket with chili-garlic Schezwan sauce for dipping.




About the Recipe:


Now, let's dive into what makes these Chicken Momos so special. Bursting with flavor, these delectable dumplings are a harmonious blend of succulent chicken, fresh vegetables, and aromatic spices. Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, this recipe is sure to impress with its simplicity and taste.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Keep the filling balanced: Ensure the chicken and vegetable filling is well-balanced for the perfect taste and texture.
  2. Seal the momos properly: Seal the edges of the momos tightly to prevent the filling from spilling out while steaming.
  3. Experiment with spices: Feel free to adjust the spice levels according to your preference by adding more or less chili sauce or peppers.
  4. Steam with care: Steam the momos gently to retain their moisture and prevent them from becoming too dry.
  5. Serve hot: Momos are best enjoyed piping hot, straight from the steamer.



Pairing Guide:


Pair your Chicken Momos with a tangy dipping sauce like spicy chili sauce or a refreshing mint chutney for an extra burst of flavor. For a complete meal, serve alongside a crisp salad or steamed rice.




10 Frequently Asked Questions about Chicken Momos:


  1. Are Chicken Momos healthy?

    • Yes, Chicken Momos can be a healthy option when steamed and filled with lean chicken and vegetables.
  2. Can I make Chicken Momos ahead of time?

    • Yes, you can prepare the filling and dough ahead of time and assemble the momos just before steaming.
  3. Can I freeze Chicken Momos?

    • Absolutely! Freeze uncooked momos on a tray, then transfer them to a freezer bag once frozen solid for easy storage.
  4. How long do Chicken Momos last in the fridge?

    • Chicken Momos can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days if stored properly in an airtight container.
  5. Can I use other meats instead of chicken?

    • Yes, feel free to substitute chicken with other meats like pork, beef, or even tofu for a vegetarian option.
  6. What can I use instead of chili sauce for dipping?

    • You can use soy sauce, sesame oil, or a tangy vinegar-based sauce for dipping.
  7. Can I steam Chicken Momos without a steamer?

    • If you don't have a steamer, you can use a makeshift steamer by placing a metal colander over a pot of boiling water and covering it with a lid.
  8. Can I fry Chicken Momos instead of steaming?

    • Yes, you can fry Chicken Momos for a crispy alternative, but steaming is the traditional method.
  9. How do I prevent the momos from sticking to the steamer?

    • Lightly grease the steamer basket with oil or line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  10. Can I make the dough for Chicken Momos without gluten?

    • Yes, you can use gluten-free flour or a combination of rice flour and tapioca starch for a gluten-free version of the dough.


Enjoy the culinary adventure with these irresistible Chicken Momos!