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What is Momo

Momo is one of the popular street foods in Nepal. The Momo is a dumpling made from plain flour filled with various ground meat, onion, cabbage, spring onion, coriander, and momo spices. It is inspired by Tibetan dumplings. Momo can be served with Dipping sauce or soup. This recipe is for making steamed momo.

Is steamed Momo(Dumpling) Dough gluten-free?

The gluten-free momo (dumplings) depends on the ingredients used to make the dumpling wrappers. Traditional dumpling wrappers are typically made from wheat flour, which contains gluten. Momo can be gluten-free if made with gluten-free wrappers, so it’s essential to confirm the ingredients with the person making them or check the packaging if you’re buying them pre-made.

If you’re looking for gluten-free momo, you can use rice flour or a combination of gluten-free flour, which can be used to make momo wrappers.

gluten-free Dumpling dough
400 g fine white rice flour + more to dust the work surface.
160 g tapioca starch
4 tsp xanthan gum for more elasticity
1 tsp salt
360 ml warm water a little more if needed
2 tbsp oil to make the dough more pliable

Is Nepalese Chicken Momo Healthy?

Yes, chicken Momo (dumplings) can be a part of a healthy diet if made with lean chicken, plenty of vegetables, whole grains, or gluten-free wrappers, and if they are steamed rather than fried then can be a part of a healthy diet.

Can you freeze Momo (dumplings) once cooked?

Yes, you can definitely freeze momo (dumplings) once you cooked or without cooking. Freezing cooked dumplings is a convenient way to have a quick and easy meal on hand for later. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Please Let the momo cool down to room temperature.
  2. Place the cooked momo in a single layer on a baking sheet or tray lined with non-stick paper. Make sure they are not touching each other.
  3. Place the baking sheet or tray in the freezer and freeze the momo for about 1-2 hours or until they are frozen solid.
  4. Once the momo are frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer-safe bag or an airtight container. Label the container with the date and contents.
  5. Cooked dumplings can typically be stored for 1-2 months without a significant loss of quality.

What are the best ways to reheat frozen Momo dumplings?

Nepalese Chicken Momo Dumpling

To reheat frozen dumplings, you can use one of the following methods:

  1. Steaming: Place the frozen dumplings in a steamer basket and steam them over boiling water for 6-8 minutes or until they are heated through.
  2. Boiling: Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the frozen dumplings. Boil for 6-8 minutes or until they are heated through.
  3. Pan-frying: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the frozen dumplings and fry for 3-4 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown. Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the dumplings are heated through.

Whichever method you choose, make sure the dumplings are heated to an internal temperature of at least 165°F (74°C) to ensure they are safe to eat. The optimal reheating method may vary based on the type of dumplings and personal preference, so feel free to experiment and find the method that suits you best. Make sure to check that the dumplings are heated through before serving.

How long can you freeze chicken momo dumplings?

If you want to freeze the chicken momo, Place the momo in a single layer on a baking sheet or tray lined with non-stick paper. Make sure they are not touching each other. Once cooled, transfer to a Freezer Bag or airtight container. Label the container with the date to keep track of the storage time and freeze for up to 2 months. Store the dumplings in the coldest part of your freezer, preferably at 0°F (-18°C) or lower, so they can maintain their texture and flavor.

How many Chicken Momo(dumplings) per person?

If you’re planning a dumpling party, it’s a good idea to make at least as many dumplings as your guests can eat in one sitting. As a general rule of thumb, you can estimate about 15 to 20 dumplings per guest, on the generous side.

The great thing about a dumpling party is that you can make a large quantity of dumplings, and then freeze the leftovers for future meals. This means that you can basically trick your guests into making you a week’s worth of dinners!

To freeze the leftover dumplings, follow the steps I mentioned earlier. Allow the cooked dumplings to cool to room temperature, and then freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet or tray. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer-safe bag or an airtight container, and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

When you’re ready to eat the frozen dumplings, simply reheat them using one of the methods I mentioned earlier. This is a great way to have a quick and easy meal on hand when you’re short on time.

What is the most popular type of momo in Nepal?

Nepalese Chicken Momo

Nepalese Chicken Momos are a primary food in Nepal and are enjoyed by people of all ages. There are many types of dumplings that are typically filled with minced meat or vegetables and are often served with a spicy dipping sauce.

While momos are commonly steamed, they can also be fried or served in a soup. Often, they are accompanied by a spicy dipping sauce or chutney, making them a delightful street food in Nepal and other parts of South Asia.

Momos have become increasingly popular in other countries as well, and can now be found in many parts of the world. They are often sold at street food stalls, restaurants, and even in homes throughout the Nepalese diaspora.

In Nepal, momos are typically served as a snack or appetizer, but can also be eaten as a main course. They are often made with ground buffalo or chicken, but can also be made with other meats such as yak or goat. Vegetarian momos are also popular and can be filled with a variety of vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, and mushrooms.

Momos are typically served steamed, but can also be pan-fried or deep-fried depending on the cook’s preference. They are delicious and filling food that can be enjoyed any time of day and are a true culinary delight.


Prep Time 40 min Cook Time 20 min Rest Time 20 min Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cooking Temp: 100  °C Servings: 6
Best Season: Winter



Chicken Momos are a delicious type of dumpling that originated in Tibet and Nepal. They are made by filling a thin dough wrapper with ground chicken meat, vegetables, spring onion, garlic chives, and spices. These dumplings are usually steamed, but can also be fried or served in soup. Chicken Momos are a popular snack food in many parts of Asia and have gained popularity in other parts of the world as well. To add an extra kick to the taste, they are often served with a dipping sauce such as a spicy chili sauce or a soy-based sauce. Dumplings can be prepared in a variety of ways including steaming, frying, and boiling.

Nepales Chicken Momo Ingredient

For the Dumpling Filling:

For the Dumpling Dough:

chicken Momo Instructions

  1. 1. Prepare the Dumpling Filling:

    a. In a large mixing bowl,

    1. Combine the chicken minced, green onions, garlic, ginger, spring onion, and coriander in a bowl and mix until well incorporated.

    . b. Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined. Set aside.

    Chicken Momo
  2. 2. Make the Dumpling Dough:

    a. Place the all-purpose flour in a large mixing bowl. b. Gradually add water to the flour while stirring with a fork or chopsticks. c. Knead the mixture into a dough, adding more water if needed. The dough should be smooth and not too sticky. d. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

    Dumpling Dough
  3. 3. Form Dumplings:

    a. Roll the dough into a long, thin log and cut it into small pieces. b. Take each piece and roll it into a small, round wrapper using a rolling pin or your hands. The wrapper should be thin and about 3 inches in diameter.

  4. 4. Fill and Seal Dumplings:

    a. Place a small amount of the Chicken and vegetable filling in the center of each wrapper. b. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water and fold it in half, creating a half-moon shape. c. Press the edges together to seal the dumpling, making sure there are no air pockets.

  5. 5 Cooking Instructions

    Pour 3 Tbsp of oil into a pan and heat it up. Place 4-5 frozen dumplings and pan-fry them for about 7 minutes till all sides are golden brown.


    Put the proper amount of water into a steamer and heat it. When the water starts boiling, put 4-5 frozen dumplings and steam them for about 7 minutes.


  6. 6. Serve:

    Serve the Momo dumplings with your choice of dipping sauce, such as soy sauce with vinegar and a touch of sesame oil.

    Enjoy your homemade dumplings!

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