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This wholewheat momo recipe will silence your cravings minus the calories

Published on:18 July 2020, 12:15pm IST
The weekend is here and it is time to give a break to those boring salads and oats with this yummy yet healthy wheat momos recipe.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Finally, it’s time to relish some momos at home. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Hey momoraties! We know how much you’ve been craving momos. In fact, chances are that you are still thinking of a plate of steaming momos dipped in mayonnaise and chilli chutney. 

We are sure that you have also made your post-covid-19 wish list of all your favorite places for momos. But you don’t have to wait that long to dig into the savoury dumplings, because you can easily whip up a mouth-watering plate at home thanks to this recipe.  

The best part is that this recipe offers a treat as tasty as your street style momos, but with lesser calories. How’s that? Well because we have replaced the root cause of unwanted calories, maida, with wholewheat flour. Simple! 

Each maida momo contains about  35 calories. On the other hand, wheat dumpling just has 20. Now, you must be thinking that not a big number! But you’re not going to each just one right? If you have been known to devour packed plates of momos, then your one indulgence can cost you anywhere around 300 to 350 calories. 

Not to mention that maida or refined flour is not very gut-friendly and can cause constipation, versus wholewheat flour which has fibre, can keep you fuller for longer, and help you poop! 

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Wholewheat is good for your gut too. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

But enough of the gyaan! Let’s get down to making momos. 

So, this is what you’ll need to make the wholewheat momos:

For the dumpling 

200 grams wholewheat flour
A pinch of salt
Water to make the dough

For the filling 

1 capsicum, finely chopped
½ cup finely-chopped cabbage
½ onion, finely chopped
25 gms cottage cheese, grated
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 tbsp chaat masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
½ lemon’s juice
1 tsp roasted flax seeds
1 tsp roasted chia seeds
Olive oil for greasing

Let’s prepare some momos now:

1. Take the wholewheat flour in a bowl, add a pinch of salt and water to create the dough. Ensure that the dough isn’t too sticky. Once done, keep it aside for half an hour to set.

2. Now take another bowl and add the chopped veggies, seeds, cottage cheese, and spices in it and mix it thoroughly. Now add lemon juice and mix again.

3. In the steamer, put some water in, and let the water heat. Till then grease the steamer molds with a hint of olive oil so that your momos don’t stick to them.

4. Coming back to your dough, make small balls. Roll them out to make thin chapatis. Ensure that they are not very thin or they won’t be able to hold the stuffing.

5. Now fill the stuffing in the middle of the rotis and gently close the mouth of the momo.

6. Now put your momos in the steaming container and lock it for 5 to 7 minutes.

7. Once done, plate your momos and relish with some homemade green chutney or chilli chutney.

See, wasn’t it easy to make momos at home, while watching your calorie intake? So, this weekend make your dumpling dreams come true by making these wholewheat momos. 

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.