Cabbage Steamed Momos | Cabbage Dim Sum

Cabbage Steamed Momos | Cabbage Dim Sum

Cabbage steamed Momos is a South Asian dumpling dish and it originated from Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. It has become famous street food in Delhi and now, it is available at most places in India in Indo-Chinese restaurants as well as on the streets. 

Momos are basically all-purpose flour-based dumplings wrapped with your favorite stuffing and make a variety of Momos such as Chicken Momo, Paneer Momo, Mushrooms Momo, Vegetable Momo, etc. You will find both steamed and fried Momos. These taste the best when served with Momo’s Chutney, but you can also serve it with Schezwan sauce, depending on the availability. 

You can make Momos with any leftover dry curry as the filling. I tasted Momos for the first time in Bangalore and discovered that this dish is similar to Maharashtrian sweet dish “Modak”. The only difference is, Momo is a savory dish and Modak is a sweet dish.  

Making Momos at home from scratch requires plenty of time, so make sure you have another 1.5 – 2 hours to spare. If you would like to save some time you can opt for frozen Momo sheets available at any supermarket. This way you need not worry about kneading the dough, making it into balls and rolling them. You will save plenty of time here. All you have to do is prepare the stuffing, fill it in the Momo sheets and steam/fry them. 

When it comes to health and taste, I would opt for making Momos from scratch. Freshly homemade food is always good and prevents the risk of health problems since the ingredients used at home are fresh and better quality. This dish is very filling and is a nice evening snack with tea or coffee. I have also written a post on Momo Chutney, which you can refer to. Try this Cabbage Steamed Momos at home, hope you like and enjoy cooking this mouth-watering snack for your family and friends. 

Recipe card for Cabbage Steamed Momos

Cabbage Steamed Momos

Recipe by Nutan BhandariCourse: Evening snacks, Street FoodCuisine: Tibetan, Chinese, Indo-Chinese, Nepalese, Indian


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  • Momos Dough
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (maida)

  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • 2 cups of water

  • Salt to taste

  • Momo Stuffing
  • 1 small grated cabbage

  • 7-8 cloves of chopped garlic cloves

  • 1 medium finely chopped/minced onion

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder

  • 1-2 minced green chillies (optional)

  • Salt to taste


  • Momos dough
  • In a bowl, take all-purpose flour (maida).
  • Add 2-3 teaspoon vegetable oil.
  • Keep adding water and knead the flour into soft dough.
  • Add 1-2 teaspoon vegetable oil and cover it with a muslin cloth and keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Momos Stuffing
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan
  • Add onions and let it become slightly golden brown.
  • Add garlic and green chillies.
  • Add black pepper powder.
  • Add cabbage and salt and mix it well.
  • Momos Pleating
  • Now make small balls of the dough and roll them into thin circles of about 2-3 inch diameter.
  • Add the cabbage stuffing in the center and start pleating the Momos.
  • Put the Momos in the steam pan and steam them until it feels sticky.
  • Serve Momos with Momos chutney.


  • You can use wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour (Maida), or you can use half of each to make it healthier.
  • You can store these Momos in the freezer for about a month and can steam it whenever you wish you have it.

How to make Cabbage Momos step-by-step?

Momos Dough

Step 1: Take 4 cups of all-purpose flour (maida) in a bowl. 

Step 2: Add salt and 2 teaspoon vegetable oil to it. 

Step 3: Add a bit of water and start kneading the flour. If the flour feels dry, add some more water and knead it well. 

Step 4: Keep kneading the flour until the rubbery texture disappears and it turns out to be a soft dough. 

Step 5: Now apply some more oil to the dough and cover it with a muslin cloth and keep it aside for about 30 minutes. 

Momos Stuffing

Step 1: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.

Step 2: Add finely chopped/minced onions and let it become slightly golden brown. 

Step 3: Add finely chopped/minced green chilies (optional), 7-8 chopped garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon black pepper powder, and 1 small grated cabbage. 

Step 4: Add salt and mix it well. The cabbage stuffing is ready. 

Momos Pleating

Step 1: Now make small balls of dough. 

Step 2: Use dry flour for dusting and roll the small balls into thin circles of about 2-3 inch diameter. 

Step 3: Add the cabbage stuffing in the center of the circle. 

Step 4: Hold one side of the circle and start pleating the Momos. 

Step 5: Repeat the same for other Momos too and place them into the steam pan and let it steam until the Momos are sticky. 

Step 6: Serve the Cabbage Steamed Momos hot with Momos Chutney or Schezwan Sauce. 

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