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Spinach and Cheese Momo
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Bite sized Nepalese delicacies also known as the spinach and cheese momo. Flavor explosion in your mouth! A must try in Nepal, or make your own at home.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian, nepalese
Servings: 8
Calories: 303 kcal
Author: Vicky
  • 200 gm Cheese grated
  • 5-6 bunch of spinach washed and boiled for 5-10 min and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste garlic mashed in mortar and pestle
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted ghee/butter
  • Salt to taste
  • For the Dough:
  • 3 cups of wheat flour
  • Adequate water about 2 glasses
  1. To make the dough mix water into flour, adding more bit by bit as needed until you can collect everything together into one mass. Knead until soft and smooth for about 10-15 mins. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes. Knead again before making the wrappers.
  2. Mix all the filling ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with hand, adjust for seasoning with salt.
  3. For the dough, after a final knead, break off a small ball, roll between your palms to form a perfect circle. Dust working surface with flour.
  4. On the working surface gently flatten the ball with your palm to about 2-in circle. Make a few semi-flattened circles, cover with a towel. Use a rolling pin to roll out each flattened circle into a wrapper.
  5. *Make sure that the middle portion of the wrapper is slightly thicker than the edges to make sure the filling fits perfectly. Hold the edges of the semi-flattened dough with one hand and with the other hand begin rolling the edges of the dough out,swirling a bit at a time. Continue until the wrapper attains 3 inch diameter circular shape. Repeat with the remaining semi-flattened dough circles. Cover with bowl to prevent from drying out.
  6. To add the filling hold wrapper on one palm, put one tablespoon of filling mixture and with the other hand bring all edges together to the center, making the pleats. Pinch and twist the pleats to ensure the absolute closure of the filling.
  7. For cooking:
  8. Heat up a steamer, oil the steamer rack well (to prevent dumplings from sticking) Arrange uncooked momos in the steamer. Close the lid, and steam until the dumplings are cooked through, about 10-15 mins.
  9. Serve hot with dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Spinach and Cheese Momo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 2000IU40%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 208mg21%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.