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How to Make Veg Momos or Veg Dim Sum

Updated on September 1, 2017
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Veg dim sum served with garlic-tomato chutney
Veg dim sum served with garlic-tomato chutney

An Overview of Making Veg Dim Sum

Making dim sum or momos is a lengthy task. But, once you prepare the dough and the filling, you can easily make them. Making dim sum sauce or chutney is easy. But all these together take quite a lot of time. What about the end result? You get handful of very delightful and healthy snacks that you will love to eat!

Making the Dough:

At first, make the dough. For this, take all purpose flour, oil, and salt in a mixing bowl. Knead them to form a soft, firm, and pliable dough. Rest it covered for 20 minutes.

Preparing the Filling:

Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Saute a coarse paste of garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Add finely chopped veggies. Stir-cook them till they are soft yet crunchy. Add salt and soy sauce. Stir-cook till the mix becomes dry. Keep aside for cooling. This is the stuffing for the dim sum.

Making Dim Sum:

Pinch out a small lemon size dough. Roll it into a thin dice. Place a tablespoon filling in the center. Fold the open ends by making pleats. Refer the pic. Make 8-10 such dim sum in a batch. Steam cook them for 6-8 minutes on high fire. Turn off the heat and take them out. Serve hot with tomato-garlic chutney/dip. Enjoy the taste!

5 stars for Vegetable Dim Sum or Veg Momos

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 40 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
  • Yields: 18 dim sum or momos

Ingredients for Making Vegetable Dim Sum or Momos

  • 2 cups all purpose flour/maida, for the dough
  • 2 tsp oil, for the dough
  • 1/4 tsp salt, for the dough
  • 4 cloves garlic, Make a coarse paste of garlic, ginger, and green chilies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 small bowl Cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 bowl carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bowl french beans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bowl red and green capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 2 tsp oil, for stir-cooking the veggies

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Veg Dim Sum or Momos

Making the Dough:

  • Take all purpose flour, oil, and salt in a mixing bowl. Make a soft and firm dough, by adding water little by little.
  • Cover it with a wet cloth or with a container. Keep aside for 20 minutes.

Preparing the Stuffing:

  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan. Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste. Saute on low fire till they become golden.
  • Add chopped vegetables one by one, starting with cabbage, carrot, french beans, and capsicum. Stir-cook them for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add salt. This makes the cooking faster. Mix well. Cook till vegetables are soft yet crunchy.
  • Pour soy sauce. Continue sauteing till the mix becomes dry. Turn off the fire. Transfer the contents to a plate. Keep aside for cooling.

How to Make Dim Sum or Momos:

  • Pinch out a small lemon size dough. Roll it into a thin dice of about 3" or less diameter.
  • Place a tablespoon stuffing in the center. Fold the open ends by making pleats and close it. Please refer the pic. for perfection.
  • Prepare 8-10 such dumplings in a batch. Heat the cooker or steamer. Place these dumplings on the greased perforated plate only after the steam comes out from the cooker. If using cooker, don't use the weight.
  • Cook them for 6-7 minutes on high heat. Turn off the fire. Open the steamer/cooker lid.
  • Take out the plate containing the dumplings. Veg dim sum or veg momos is ready to eat.
  • Serve 2-3 of them in a plate with garlic-tomato dip/sauce or with any other dip/sauce. Enjoy the taste!

Step one: Take all purpose flour, oil, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Step one: Take all purpose flour, oil, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Step two: Adding water little by little, make a soft and firm dough.
Step two: Adding water little by little, make a soft and firm dough.
Step three: Cover the dough and rest for 20 minutes.
Step three: Cover the dough and rest for 20 minutes.
Step four: Keep the ingredients ready for making the stuffing.
Step four: Keep the ingredients ready for making the stuffing.
Step five: Saute ginger-garlic-green chili paste in oil.
Step five: Saute ginger-garlic-green chili paste in oil.
Step six: Add chopped vegetables one by one into the pan. Stir-cook them.
Step six: Add chopped vegetables one by one into the pan. Stir-cook them.
Step seven: Add salt to make the cooking faster. Pour soy sauce once the veggies are cooked and still crunchy. Stir-cook till the mix becomes dry.
Step seven: Add salt to make the cooking faster. Pour soy sauce once the veggies are cooked and still crunchy. Stir-cook till the mix becomes dry.
Step eight: Collect the stuffing in a bowl. Let it cool.
Step eight: Collect the stuffing in a bowl. Let it cool.
Step nine: Pinch out a small lemon size dough. Roll it into a thin dice. Place a table spoon stuffing in the center.
Step nine: Pinch out a small lemon size dough. Roll it into a thin dice. Place a table spoon stuffing in the center.
Step ten: Fold the open ends making pleats and close the edges. Prepare 10-12 such dumplings in a batch.
Step ten: Fold the open ends making pleats and close the edges. Prepare 10-12 such dumplings in a batch.
Step eleven: Heat the steamer with water. Let the steam start to come out. Place the greased perforated plate inside the steamer/cooker. Place the dumplings one near the other. Steam cook for 6-7 minutes on high fire.
Step eleven: Heat the steamer with water. Let the steam start to come out. Place the greased perforated plate inside the steamer/cooker. Place the dumplings one near the other. Steam cook for 6-7 minutes on high fire.
Step twelve: Take out the steamer plate with the dim sum.
Step twelve: Take out the steamer plate with the dim sum.
Step thirteen: Serve 2-3 of them in a plate with garlic-tomato chutney/dip or with any other dip. Enjoy eating yummy dim sum!
Step thirteen: Serve 2-3 of them in a plate with garlic-tomato chutney/dip or with any other dip. Enjoy eating yummy dim sum!

Nutritional Information of Veg Dim Sum or Veg Momos

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 38
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 6 g2%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 46 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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