Veg Momos – Make at Home Easy Vegetarian Food Recipe #Lockdown Special Recipe

One of the most popular street foods – Veg momos recipe, is a steamed (or fried or tandoori) dumpling with vegetable fillings, usually served with a spicy red chutney and mayo.
Veg momos recipe is one of the simple recipes among Indian Chinese food recipes.

One of the most popular street foods – Veg momos recipe, is a steamed (or fried or tandoori) dumpling with vegetable fillings, usually served with a spicy Momos Red Chilli Chutney or Momos Chutney or Momos Sauce and mayo.

Veg Momos Recipe
Veg Momos Recipe (Image Credits – Google Images)

Veg momos recipe is one of the simple recipes among Indian Chinese food recipes. Veg momos are, actually, a traditional food of Tibet and Nepal. Momos, dim sums and wontons are different names given to various dumplings which are popular in China, Tibet, Nepal and North Eastern states of India. Slowly these cute little savories have made their way to the other parts of India & hence to Indian’s hearts (and stomachs). Most of the street food vendors you may come across, selling Indian Chinese food, are sure to be selling a variety of momos.

How to Make Momos Red Chilli Chutney | Momos Chutney | Momos Sauce Recipe – Make at Home Easy Vegetarian Food Recipe #Lockdown Special Recipe

Traditionally, Momos are steamed in bamboo baskets but you can also cook them in a regular steamer or cooker lie idlis.

Ingredients for making Veg Momos

  • Maida – 1/2 cup
  • Oil – 5 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Water (to prepare the dough)
  • Maida (for rolling)
  • Cabbage – 1 cup (finely chopped)
  • Carrot 3/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 2 clove, finely chopped
  • Ginger 1/2″, finely chopped
  • Soy sauce 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/4 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste

Steps for making Veg Momos at home

  • Mix the maida, 1 tsp oil and salt & knead with warm water to make a soft dough. Cover with a wet muslin cloth & keep aside when done.
  • To make the filling, heat 4 tsp oil in a pan and add garlic. Saute for 1-1.5 minutes, add chopped green chilies and ginger and mix well. Add chopped onions and saute for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the carrot and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the chopped cabbage and cook for 6-8 minutes. Keep stirring in between.
  • Add soy sauce, black pepper powder and salt and mix them well while heating on medium flame for a few more seconds.
  • Now, turn off the heat and allow this mixture to come to room temperature.
  • While the mixture cools, knead the dough again for 1-2 minutes and divide into 12-14 equal sized portions/balls.
  • Roll out each ball into a 4-4.5 inch diameter circle. The circles should be neither too thick nor too thin in thickness.
  • Place 1 tsp of the prepared vegetable filling mixture in the center of each rolled out circle. Do not overstuff the filling.
  • Beginning at any one end of the circle, gather the edges to form pleats in your desired shape and bring the pleats together to form a pouch and seal the end. Do this with all the circles.
  • Steam the Veg Momos in a greased steamer for 7-8 minutes. The Veg Momos are ready when a shiny sheen appears over them.
  • Serve immediately with Veg Momos chutney recipe and mayo. You can also savor them with other dips & sauces as per your liking.

PYAZ KI KACHORI (Onion Kachori) – Make at Home Easy Indian Vegetarian Food Recipe #Lockdown Special Recipe

The perfect example of Indian Snacks, you can make pyaz ki kachoris or aloo pyaz ki kachoris before hand and re-heat them in microwave just before serving.
Like all forms of kachoris, the PYAZ KI KACHORI (Onion Kachori) are eaten with a sweet and spicy tamarind chutney.

PYAZ KI KACHORI (Onion Kachori) most probably originated in Rajasthan but are today popular throughout India.
Hot & Delicious pyaz ki kachoris or aloo pyaz ki kachoris are a favorite at most namkeen shops in Rajasthan. 

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Like all forms of kachoris, the PYAZ KI KACHORI (Onion Kachori) are eaten with a sweet and spicy tamarind chutney.
The perfect example of Indian Snacks, you can make pyaz ki kachoris or aloo pyaz ki kachorispyaz ki kachoris or aloo pyaz ki kachoris before hand and re-heat them in microwave just before serving.

Pyaz Ki Kachori (Onion Kachori)
Pyaz Ki Kachori (Onion Kachori) (Image credit – Google Image Search)

Recipe to make 12 PYAZ KI KACHORI (Onion Kachori).

For the dough (outer crust):

  • 2 cups maida (plain flour)
  • ¼ cup melted ghee
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the onion filling:

  • 2 cups onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons besan
  • 1½ teaspoons green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds (saunf)
  • salt to taste

Other ingredients:

Oil (for deep frying)

Procedure to make PYAZ KI KACHORI (Onion Kachori)

For the dough (outer crust)

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead or about 5 to 7 minutes into a semi-soft dough with enough water.
  2. Divide the kneaded dough into 12 equal balls and keep covered with a wet muslin cloth.

For the onion filling

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add nigella seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaves, green chillies and onions and saute till the onions turn light brown.
  2. Add besan, coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala and salt and saute for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped coriander and mix. Remove the bay leaves and discard. Allow this mixture to cool completely.
  4. Once the mixture is cool enough, divide it into 12 equal parts.

How to proceed

  1. Roll out each portion of the dough into a 2-2.5 inch diameter circle.
  2. Place one portion of the onion filling in the centre of this dough circle.
  3. Slowly stretch the dough over the filling & seal the ends tightly. Remove excess dough.
  4. Roll each filled portion into a 2.5-3 inch diameter circle. Be cautious as to not spill out the filling due to the rolling pressure. Gently press the centre of the kachori with thumb.
  5. Make 11 more kachoris in a similar manner as explained above by filling the dough sealing the edges & rolling.
  6. Deep fry the kachoris in hot oil over a slow flame till they are golden brown.The kachoris should puff up just like puris, though kachoris may take a longer time to fry than puris due to the thick crust and also because this needs to be cooked on the insides also.
  7. Serve hot with chutney.

We hope you liked our recipe for making delicious PYAZ KI KACHORI (Onion Kachori) & will try it at your home during this lockdown period.

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