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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Paneer momos is a famous street food in India. Home made momos with a flavourful paneer stuffing and I made the outer covering dough with wheat flour. Last month I attended Master chef India season 4 winner Nikita Gandhi’s cooking demo here in Singapore. I learnt a lot of unique master chef style recipes. And in addition to that lots of everyday cooking tips too. I was amazed by the cooking knowledge she has at such young age. And she showed us how to make paneer momos too. The trick of kneading the dough and rolling it paper thin was so important to learn for making momos. I have never tasted momos outside in my life so I had no idea how the momos would taste or how it’s texture would be. She made a paneer stuffing with achari spices as main flavor. It was really yummy. Here I have tried with our regular atta and a simple paneer stuffing to make it quick. You can make the same with maida. And stuffing is to your imagination. You can make it more nutritious by adding veggies like carrot, capsicum, etc. A great evening snack for the hungry kids returning from school.

How to make paneer momos video

Paneer momos recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins   Makes: 24

Click here for cup measurements


For dough

Wheat flour/ atta – 1 cup

Salt – As needed

Water – as needed

Paneer filling

Paneer cubes, thawed – 1 cup heaped

Onion – 1 Ginger paste  (or finely chopped) – 1 tsp

Garlic  paste (or finely chopped) – 2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Salt – As needed

Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp

Oil – 2 tsp

How to make paneer momos method

  1. First prepare the outer dough with atta, salt and 1/4 cup water plus 1 or 2 tbsp as per needed. The dough should be non sticky. Keep it covered airtight in a polythene cover for minimum 10 mins.
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  3. Mean while you can prepare the filling. Crumble paneer by using the pulse option in your mixer.Just grind once to crumble it finely.
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  5. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with oil. Add ginger and garlic paste. I used my garlic press. Fry in low flame for a minute.
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  7. Add finely chopped onion and fry it until transparent.
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  9. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric and salt. Give it a stir.
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  11. Add the paneer crumble and fry until oil separates. Take care not to let the paneer get burnt. Keep stirring.
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  13. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame. Let it cool down.
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  15. Now take out the dough from cover and knead well for couple of mins or until smooth. Divide the dough into 3.
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  17. Roll each ball into a big circle and use a small lid to cut out small discs from it. To make momos, take one circle we cut out, roll it again into thin disc. 
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  19. Smear the edges with a drop of water. Fill it in the middle with 1 & 1/2 tsp of the prepared filling and fold to seal the momos. 
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  21. Pinch and make the sealed portion thin.
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  23. Heat a steamer (I used idli pot) and arrange over a greased bamboo mesh (or any other steamer tray) and steam for 5-6 minutes or until the over cover is shiny.
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  • Make the outer covering as thin as possible, You can make the same with maida (all purpose flour) too.
  • You can add finely chopped carrots or cabbage too in this stuffing.
  • You can fold any shape as momos, but make sure the sealing part is made thin.
  • Keep the dough, rolled discs, momos covered all the time to prevent drying.

Serve hot with spicy garlic dip or tomato sauce.

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  1. Absolutely mouth watering and healthy

  2. Yummy.i will try this with Pauflour.

  3. I have never tasted a momos yet!! They look super cute! :)

  4. Steamed momos with paneer stuffing is a healthy combination and also paneer is loaded with good amount of protiens. Paneer Momos look so yummy and well presented.


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