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Chicken Momo Recipe | How To Make Steamed Chicken Momos At Home

Although Chicken Momo is a notable dish in North Eastern India and Tibet, in recent times all of us love to gobble it. This has been a go-to dish or even a comforting one whenever we get the urge to eat something filling and spicy.

The thin chewy doughy skin along with the juicy chicken stuffing makes the taste buds dance in joy. It is simply a small parcel brimming with delight.


As it is easy to eat, it is also super easy to make. The icing on the cake is the various sauces that you can use to dip your momos into. However, the most preferred one is the spicy, zingy red chutney.

Prepare it at home. In this way, you will be able to enjoy the process of making as well as eating.

Let us see the ingredients and the procedure to get some amazing momos.

Chicken Momo Recipe (Steamed)

Madhushree Dutta
Recipe for making delicious Chicken steamed Momos at home. Simple ingredients and instructions to cook steamed Indian-style Chicken Momo.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Induction Cooktop
  • 1 Kadhai
  • 1 Momo Streamer
  • 1 Mixer Grinder


  • 2 cup Chicken minced
  • 2 Onion medium
  • tbsp Ginger paste
  • tbsp Garlic paste
  • tbsp Green Chili paste
  • ½ cup Spring Onion chopped; optional
  • ½ cup Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper powder
  • ½ tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • cup Maida All Purpose Flour
  • Water
  • Butter
  • Vegetable oil


Chop the veggies

  • First, start by finely chopping the onions.
  • Next, wash the spring onions and coriander leaves well and chop them.

Prepare the ginger garlic paste

  • Next, take a blender and add the ginger, garlic, and green chilis.
  • Make a fine paste.

Prepare the stuffing

  • Add all these ingredients into a mixing bowl along with the minced chicken.
  • Mix them nicely until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Keep this aside and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

Prepare the dough

  • For the dough, add flour in a large mixing bowl and salt to taste.
  • Mix the dry ingredients and then start adding water in small quantities.
  • Mix the flour continuously until everything starts to come together.
  • Next, kneed it into a soft yet tight dough ball. This should take around 8-10 minutes.
  • Cover the dough ball with a damp cloth and set it aside for around 10-15 minutes.

Heat some butter

  • Take a cooking pot or a kadhai and add some butter.
  • Keep the flame on medium and let the butter heat.

Add the chicken

  • Next, add the minced chicken mix to the butter and start to stir.
  • Stir continuously until the water from the chicken dries a bit and then add the soy sauce.
  • Keep stirring for a minute. Then add salt to taste and the black pepper.
  • Mix everything nicely for two more minutes and transfer the mix into a bowl.

Prepare the momo

  • Now, divide the dough into small dough balls.
  • Take one small dough ball on a rolling board and roll it out into a thin circular shape.
  • Put the filling into the momo skin and make the shape of your choice while closing it (apply water at the edges to stick it well).
  • Repeat this process with all the dough balls.

Steam the momos

  • Next, take a momo steamer or an idli steamer and add water.
  • Brush some oil on the parts where the momos are to be kept for steaming. This will prevent the momos from sticking (you might also use butter paper).
  • Put the steamer on flame and let the water boil.
  • When the water starts boiling, put the prepared momos and cover it.

Serve the momos

  • Let it get steamed to perfection and then transfer it straight onto the serving plate.
  • If possible, brush them with a bit of butter and garnish it with black pepper.
Keyword Bengali Recipe, Chicken Recipes, Homemade Recipes, Non Veg Recipes


That’s it! The juicy chicken momos are ready to get tossed into the mouth. Pair them with a spicy red chutney or Schezwan sauce, mayonnaise, and a small bowl of savory soup.

It is a hearty meal that is way too comforting and feeling at the same time. It also quenches the craving for having something spicy.

You can even store it in the fridge to have it later. Share with loved ones and wait for satisfactory smiles to appear on their faces.

Happy cooking!

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