Momo Chutney Recipe – Momo Sauce

Red momo chutney in a green bowl on a gray plate.

Momo chutney recipe street style made at home! This is a bright, spicy and delicious chutney or momo sauce that is like the Nepali style tomato and chilli chutney.  It is an orange – red chutney that is served with momos or steamed dumplings.  My favorite is Paneer Momos!

This is a vegetarian recipe, as are all recipes on my blog.

Paneer momos and chutney on a gray plate

While momos are a traditional dish in Nepal, it has become known as a popular street food in India. This is a street style momo chutney recipe that is:

  • Easy to make – three steps
  • Flavorful with tomatoes and garlic to use as a dip for momos
  • Tasty and spicy (but can be adjusted to your preference of heat)
  • Vegan and vegetarian
Paneer momo dipped in street style chutney in a green bowl.

Tips on Ingredients

  • Dried Chillies – Traditionally, dried Sichuan chillies are used. If you do not have them on hand use dried red chillies, they work great.
  • Tomatoes – I use canned crushed tomatoes to reduce the cooking time. If you do not have, you can replace with two small-medium cut tomatoes. Ensure they are cooked down and remove the skin if you would like a smoother chutney.
  • Onions: I have used spring onions but you can substitute with the type of onion you have at home. Keep it simple!
  • Lemon juice – I use lemon juice which is added at the end of the process. There is no vinegar needed for this momo chutney.
  • Soy sauce – As momos, are known as an Indian – Chinese street food I have used soy sauce to give some depth of flavor.
Momo chutney in a green bowl on a gray plate.

Making The Chutney

This is a very easy process:

  1. Saute ginger, garlic, onions and red chillies
  2. Mix in crushed tomatoes and spices and cook
  3. Blend to form smooth paste

Serve with paneer momos as an appetizer and some Chilli Paneer Noodles as a main course!

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Momo chutney in a green bowl on a gray plate.

Momo Chutney Recipe

Shilpa Joshi
Momo chutney recipe street style that is a flavorful, spicy and delicious chutney that is made Nepali style with tomato and chilli chutney.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Chutney
Cuisine indian chinese, indian fusion, indian street food, nepali
Servings 1 cup
Calories 28 kcal


  • Blender
  • small pan


  • ¾ cup crushed tomatoes (canned) 2 medium tomatoes (fresh)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4-5 dried red chillies Use sichuan if available, that is traditional. Remove seeds if want less spicy.
  • 1 tsp garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger finely shredded
  • 2 tsp spring onion greens, chopped (about 1.5 stalks)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Heat pan on stove on medium- high. Add oil to pan, once heated add garlic and ginger. Cook and mix 1 minute. Add onions cook another minute.
    Spring onions, garlic and ginger cooking in oil in a pot.
  • Add dried red chilies and mix to coat.
    Red chillies added to oil in pot.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, water, salt, sugar and soy sauce. Mix and let cook 3-4 minutes until it thickens. Turn off gas, add lemon juice and mix.
    Momo chutney ingredients in a small pot cooking.
  • Let cool and blend into a smooth chutney.
    Momo chutney in a green bowl on a gray plate.


Calories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 918mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Momo chutney, momo chutney recipe, nepali momo chutney
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