My favorite to pair this with is Paneer Momos!
This is a vegetarian recipe, as are all recipes on my blog.
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 or momo sauce that is:
- Easy to make, like most chutneys or dips! – three steps
- Flavorful with simple ingredients such as tomatoes and garlic
- Tasty and spicy flavor (but can be adjusted to your preference of heat)
- Vegan and vegetarian
Tips on Momo Chutney Ingredients
Dried Red Chilies – Traditionally, dried Sichuan chillies are used. If you do not have them on hand use dry 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 them 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.Sugar – Sugar – The tangy flavors are balanced by a small quantity of sugar.
I’ve used canned crushed tomatoes for convenience and concentration of flavor. If you prefer you can use ripe tomatoes.
- It will likely need a little more acidity with fresh tomatoes. Add a little lemon juice.
- If the skin of tomatoes interferes with texture, you can run the sauce through a sieve after you blend into a smooth sauce.
Making The Chutney
This is a very easy process:
- Saute ginger, garlic, onions and red chillies in oil.
Mix in crushed tomatoes and spices and cook.
Blend to form smooth paste. Pair with your favorite momos recipe.
Spice level can be adjusted according to your preference. An easy way to increase the heat a little for a spicy momos chutney is to add dried red chili flakes or black pepper.
Serve with Paneer Momos as an appetizer or side dish and some Chilli Paneer Noodles as a main course!
This flavorful dipping sauce also goes great with:
- vegetable momos
- tandoori momos
- spring rolls
- potato wedges
Have you tried this momos sauce? If so, I would greatly appreciate it if you could take a moment to leave a comment and rate it with stars. It would mean a lot to me to hear how it turned out. If you’re on Instagram, feel free to tag me so I can see your creation. Thank you for your support!
Momo Chutney Recipe
- 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.
- Add dried red chilies and mix to coat.
- 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.
- Let cool and blend into a smooth chutney.
2 thoughts on “Momo Chutney Recipe – Momo Sauce”
So good! This will be a staple sauce.
So glad to hear! Thank you for stopping by to let me know, Simon.