Juicy Chicken Momo – A Delicious Nepalese Dumpling Recipe

Steamed Perfection: Nepalese Chicken Momos

Experience the delightful flavors of Nepalese cuisine with this Chicken Momo recipe. These steamed dumplings, filled with a savory chicken mixture, are perfect as an appetizer or a main course. Follow this simple recipe to create a mouthwatering treat that’s sure to impress.

Juicy Chicken Momo – A Delicious Nepalese Dumpling Recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 45 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 200 calories per serving of 4 momos
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Dough:

For the Filling:

For Serving:


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • - Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Gradually add water, kneading into a smooth dough.
    • - Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes
  2. Make the Filling:
    • - In a mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, green chilies, turmeric, cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, and cilantro.
    • - Mix thoroughly.

Assemble the Momos:

    • - Divide the dough into small balls.
    • - Roll each ball into a thin circle, about 3 inches in diameter.
    • - Place a spoonful of filling in the center of each circle.
    • - Bring the edges together and pinch to seal, creating pleats.
  1. Steam the Momos:
    • - Prepare a steamer by boiling water.
    • - Arrange momos in the steamer, ensuring they don’t touch each other.
    • - Steam for about 20 minutes until the dough becomes translucent.
  2. Serve:
    • - Serve hot with soy sauce or a spicy tomato chutney.
Keywords: Chicken Momo, Nepalese Cuisine, Steamed Dumplings, Chicken Filling, Asian Appetizer

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I use whole wheat flour for the dough?

Yes, whole wheat flour can be used, but it might result in a denser texture.

Can I freeze momos for later use?

Yes, you can freeze uncooked momos and steam them directly when needed.

Is it possible to bake or fry momos?

Absolutely, they can be baked at 180°C for 20 minutes or deep-fried until golden.

What can I use if I don’t have a steamer?

Use a colander over a pot of boiling water, covered with a lid.

Can I use other meats for the filling?

Yes, you can substitute chicken with pork, beef, or even a vegetable mix.

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