Chicken Momo or Chicken Dumpling

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Today, I have made Steamed Chicken Momo / Chicken Dumplings. I have seen Momos been served in different ways – steamed, fried, sauteed in sauce and also in soups. But, I personally prefer the steamed version. It is also one of the healthy option for the weight watchers too 😉

Chicken Momos


For the Wrapper:

2 cups   All Purpose Flour

2 tsp   Oil

3/4th cup   Warm Water

a pinch of baking powder (optional)

a pinch of Salt

For the Fillings:

300 gm   Chicken Mince

1/2 cup   Spring Onion (fine chopped)

2 tbsp   Garlic (fine chopped)

1 tbsp   Ginger (fine chopped)

1   Red chilli (fine chopped)

1 tbsp   Soy Sauce

1 tbsp   Cilantro (chopped)

1/2 tsp   Pepper powder

1/2 tsp   Salt

1 tsp   Oil


Prepare the Dough:

  1. Take the flour, baking powder, salt and oil in a bowl. And by adding lil water at a time make a stiff dough. It should be little tough than our chapati or roti dough.
  2. Cover the dough in dump cloth and keep aside for 30 mins.

Prepare the Filling:

  1. Take all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Shallow fry a tsp of the filling and check the taste and adjust. Keep aside.

Make the Momos/Dumplings:

  1. Now make 20 small balls of the dough and roll it into 4-5 inch rounds. It should neither be too thin, nor too thick.
  2. The easiest way is to roll out the dough and then by using a cup or glass up-side down cut out circles. You can also use a cookie cutter.
  3. Now that you have the round wrappers and filling ready. You can start filling the momo and shaping it.
  4. Place a tsp of the filling in the center, fold the edge together and make small pleats along the way. Repeat the process and finish the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Steam Momos in a steamer for 7-10 mins or until fully cooked.
  6. If you are using the bamboo steamer, then place it on top of a sauce pan with boiling water in it and bring the heat to medium. Line the steamer with parchment paper and place your Momos. Let it steam for 7-10 minutes.
  7. Serve hot with some spicy sauce.

Enjoy!! 🙂

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