Momos In A Microwave! Yes, It's Possible

Momos have become increasingly popular in recent years and can now be found in many countries around the world. They are a favourite street food in India and Nepal and are also enjoyed in Bhutan, Tibet, and parts of China. Momos are often served with spicy dipping sauces made with chilli peppers, garlic, and soy sauce. They can be eaten as a snack, appetiser, or main course. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available, with fillings such as paneer, spinach, and mushroom.

One of the reasons for the popularity of momos is their versatility. The filling can be customised to suit different tastes and dietary requirements, and the dough can be made with various flours and seasonings. The steaming process also ensures that the momos are a healthy option, as they are not fried or cooked in oil. With so many options available, momos are the perfect food for anyone looking for a delicious and healthy meal or snack.



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½  cup water


  • ½ lb minced meat
  • ½ cup finely chopped cabbage
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix flour and salt in a large bowl to make the dough. 
  • Add water gradually and knead the dough for 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and pliable. 
  • Cover it with a damp cloth and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  • To prepare the filling, mix together the ground meat, chopped cabbage, onion, cilantro, scallions, grated ginger, grated garlic, soy sauce, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Roll out the dough into small circles about 3 inches in diameter. 
  • Place a spoonful of the filling in the centre of each circle. Fold the edges of the circle inwards and then pinch them together to form a closed pouch.
  • Place the momos on a microwave-safe plate, leaving enough space between them to prevent sticking. Cover the plate with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap.
  • Microwave the momos on high for 3-4 minutes until fully cooked. Check if they are cooked by piercing the thickest part of a momo with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the momos are done.
  • Serve the momos hot with your favourite dipping sauce.