Fried Momos

Fried Momos Recipe

Fried momos are easy and tasty snacks that you can make at home in no time. It is a delicious take on traditional steamed momos. With a crispy exterior and spicy vegetable filling, these momos taste delicious with any dipping sauce. Here is how to make fried momos with step-by-step photos.

Different types of momo fillings are popular in different regions. The vegetarian versions may include finely chopped cabbage, carrot, onions, and sometimes beans, grated soya, onions, paneer, Tofu, potatoes, etc.

Veg Fried Momos rather than being steamed like regular dumplings are fried in oil as their name suggests. This gives them a more crispy texture, as well as a crunchy & unbelievably delicious taste.

Cooking momos at home is easier and healthier as well and you need not worry about anything else. This easy and quick recipe for momos can help you make your favourite kind of momos at home. The only thing left to do is for you to get up and grab all the ingredients and start making delicious momos with this step-by-step recipe below!

Ingredients for Fried Momos


  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for frying


  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
  • 1 Cup Grated Cabbage (Patta Gobi)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped ginger garlic
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Green chilli chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste

Instructions for Fried Momos

  1. Add maida (plain flour) to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of oil to the mixture. Mix well
  3. Add 1/4 cup water in small increments and start kneading to make a supple dough.
  4. When the dough is smooth and soft, cover it with a damp muslin cloth.
  5. Keep it aside to rest for at least 30 minutes before you make balls out of it.

Preparing the filling

  1. Put a saucepan over medium flame and heat 1 tbsp oil in it.
  2. When oil becomes hot add ginger, garlic, chilli and saute for 1 min.
  3. Then add finely chopped onions and saute on high heat for a min. You do not have to brown the onions, just soften them slightly.
  4. Keeping the heat high, add grated carrots to the pan.
  5. Then add the grated cabbage.
  6. Mix well and saute for 2 more minutes.
  7. Mix in the soya sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  8. Remove from flame and cool completely.

Shaping the momos

  1. Now to make momos divide the dough into equal-sized balls of ping pong size.
  2. Shape a piece into a small ball by rolling it between your hands. Place it on a lightly oiled surface.
  3. Flatten out the ball into a small disc with the help of a rolling pin. Keep the edges slightly thinner and the middle part slightly thicker.
  4. Keep 2 teaspoons of prepared filling in it.
  5. Start gathering the edges of the disc towards the center in overlapping pleats. Do this for half the side of the disc.
  6. Press the second half of the disc to the pleated half to create crescent-shaped dumplings.
  7. Repeat the same with the remaining dough.

Frying the momos

  1. Heat oil in a deep pan at medium heat.
  2. Once the oil is hot add momos into the hot oil.
  3. Do not overcrowd the momos.
  4. Gently turn the momos and keep frying them on medium heat till they are golden brown and crispy on all sides.
  5. Once done remove from oil.
  6. Fry all the momos in batches this way.
  7. Serve hot momos with chutney or sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Serve vegetable momos with hot tomato chilli chutney or schezvan sauce as an afternoon snack.

The veg momos are not spicy but the sauce that is served with these is spicy. I have a really good recipe for a spicy momos sauce which we call Momos Chutney. You can try this spicy momo sauce when you make these steamed dumplings.

You can even serve these with schezwan sauce or sriracha sauce or hoisin sauce or red chilli garlic sauce.

Tips and variations

  • For the stuffing, you could use your favorite veggies. You could also make stuffing with just button mushrooms or a mix of fresh mushrooms.
  • Add your favorite ground spices, herbs, sauces, and seasonings.
  • While frying the momos, make sure that you balance the heat of hot oil. It should be neither too hot nor too warm as it can hamper the momo skin.


Calories 314kcal
Carbohydrates 27g
Protein 8g
Fat 22g
Sodium 1221mg
Potassium 1085mg
Sugar 10 g
Vitamin A 1914IU
Calcium 166 mg
Iron 4 mg

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