Whole Wheat Veg Momos

I have always mentioned Renuka in my posts. She has been a huge inspiration behind some of the most liked recipes on this site like Masala Oats Paratha and Instant Ragi Idli. Being from the opposite ends of India, I get to enjoy her parathas and mixed dals whereas she and her kids love the dosas and idlis I make. The weekly foodie times with them is my favorite part of the week. Alongside cooking , when we travel along memory lanes , Renuka always spoke about her love for momos. She remembered her days in Dehradun where she used to walk with her mom to the street side stall selling momos and enjoy to her heart content. Although she had tried making momos at home, she could never get it right, she said.

So then and there I decided, I should make some delicious momos for her. But!!! I had never tasted them nor did I know the flavors. How could I make something I knew nothing about! Thus the desire to recreate the momo experience for Renuka just remained hidden in me. But not for long. I got to taste my first momo during our trip to India in February. And I just loved it!

After returning back, I tried the same simple flavors with wheat flour covering instead of plain flour and it turned out a hit! My hubby and toddler, both loved it very much. The demand for these momos are so much that I have been making them almost every week. Along with being soft and delicious, my little one also loves how she can hold it and eat independently. And I love the fact that it is such a healthy snack option. Stuffed with veggies, covered with wheat flour and steamed, health combining taste so well! 

And how about Renuka? Yes she loved it a lot too. She could not believe that wheat flour momos could taste so good. Her kids loved it so much that they wanted me to make again the following week when we met. So these wheat momos were definitely a huge success.

Do try for your family and I am sure they will love it too. Though it takes time to adapt to healthy changes, it is definitely worth it. And the sooner you start the changes in kids, the better. My 2 year old has been loving all the healthy stuffs I try and is away from processed food till now. Hope she chooses the same in future too! Happy and healthy cooking!

RECIPE:

Ingredients: {Makes around 12 to 14 momos}

For the outer covering:

  • 2 Cups Wheat flour/ Atta
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Around 1 Cup water to knead the dough

For the inner stuffing:

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped Cabbage
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped Carrots
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped Capsicum
  • 2 Button Mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp Soya sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Vinegar

Step by Step Recipe:

  1. Take wheat flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add water and knead to a soft and pliable dough. Keep aside for 10 mins. 
  2. Meanwhile finely chop onion, cabbage, capsicum, carrot and mushrooms. 
  3. Heat oil in a pan and saute onions till they turn translucent. 
  4. Now add all the finely chopped vegetables and saute on high flame till they cook slightly. Add salt and pepper powder. 
  5. Add soya sauce and mix well. 
  6. Cook till the carrots and capsicum turn slightly soft. Remove from flame. Add Vinegar and mix well. 
  7. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. 
  8. Divide the wheat flour dough to equal sized balls. I got 14 balls from 2 Cups Wheat flour. They should be small in size. Also divide the stuffing equally. 
  9. Now apply oil to your hands and shape one of the balls using your fingers. Place the dough in your left hand and shape using your right hand fingers. It should be round in shape and as thin as possible. 
  10. Now place a little of the filling inside. 
  11. Cover the filling by bringing all the edges of the dough together. Ensure that it is fully covered. 
  12. Repeat the same with the rest of the mixture and place in greased idli plates or steamer. 
  13. Steam for 15 mins on high flame. The outer covering looks glossy on cooking. 
  14. Serve hot with schezwan sauce or ketchup.

Notes:

  • Do add less salt keeping in mind that soya sauce is an ingredient too. Too much of both can cause the stuffing to be salty. You can also skip soya sauce if you don’t have.
  • Make the outer covering thin. If made thick, the dough will not steam properly.
  • Momos are usually covered by pleating but you can just join all the sides together. This is easier and less time consuming.
  • Don’t over steam momos for more than 15 mins or they will turn hard.
  • Also do not keep them out for long. They are best had hot, right after being steamed.
  • You can also make schezwan momos by mixing in schezwan sauce to the stuffing. This makes momos spicy.
  • This is really a healthy snack for kids. My 2 year old loves it very much and can eat them all by herself as they are easy to hold in her tiny hands and soft for her to bite through. 

 

 

 

Hello, I am Mitha.Join me in my journey of healthy eating with my foodie of a husband and an equally foodie toddler. This site is a collection of recipes that we loved so much that we had to share it. Enjoy cooking with these healthy-easy-delicious recipes!



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