Pork momos (Nepalese dumplings)

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

If you're up for a challenge, try making these tasty momos, a version of Chinese steamed dumplings filled with pork, coriander, chillies and ginger

  • Prep:1 hrs
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 6
  • A challenge

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 194
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 29g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 1.2g


  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 5 tsp sunflower oil
  • 150g lean pork mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 50ml soy sauce
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • a bamboo steamer


  1. To make the dough, tip the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Add the oil to the flour and combine well with your hands. Slowly add 100ml water and knead the dough until it is stretchy. Cover with cling film and leave the dough to rest.

  2. Tip all the filling ingredients into a bowl and season with salt. Use your hands to combine thoroughly.

  3. Divide the dough into 20 balls (each should weigh about 15g). Dust your work surface with flour and roll the balls into thin circles using a rolling pin.

  4. Spoon about 1 tsp filling in the centre of one circle, then use your thumb and forefinger to pinch together an edge of the dough into a fold.

  5. Continue to pinch along the edge of the circle and work your way all the way round.

  6. Bring all the pinched edges of the circle together to cover the filling and twist the top to seal it. Repeat with the rest of the dough and filling.

  7. Fill a bamboo steamer with water, layer the base with baking parchment and pierce some holes in it.

  8. Working in two to three batches, place the momos on the baking parchment and steam for 10 mins. They should look transparent and not feel sticky when fully cooked. Keep warm while you steam the rest.

  9. While the momos are steaming, mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl with 2 tbsp water. Serve the hot momos with the sauce for dipping.

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