Easy Recipe For Making Tandoori Momos At Home — Tandoor Not Required!

Learn how to make tandoori momos at home without a tandoor. A fusion delight awaits in this easy recipe!

Published On Apr 29, 2024 | Updated On May 04, 2024


Are you a fan of the fiery flavours of Indian cuisine? Do you crave the tantalising taste of tandoori dishes, but lack the fancy equipment to recreate them at home? Fear not, because I'm here to share with you an incredibly easy recipe for making tandoori momos right in your kitchen, no tandoor required!

Tandoori momos have taken the culinary world by storm, offering a delightful fusion of Tibetan dumplings and Indian spices. These succulent, charred delights are a favourite among street food enthusiasts, but with this simple recipe, you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere.



Momos dough

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Water, as needed
  • A pinch of salt

For the momo filling

  • 1 cup finely chopped vegetables (cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, etc.)
  • 200 grams of minced chicken or paneer (for vegetarians)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for cooking

For the Tandoori Marinade

  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon tandoori masala
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

  1. Prepare the momos dough
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, a pinch of salt, and enough water to form a smooth, pliable dough.
  • Knead the dough for a few minutes, then cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

2. Prepare the filling

  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add minced garlic and ginger, and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add chopped onions and cook until translucent.Add the minced chicken or paneer and cook until browned.
  • Stir in the chopped vegetables, soy sauce, chilli sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are tender. Set aside to cool.

3. Assemble the momos

  • Divide the rested dough into small balls and roll each ball into a thin circle.
  • Place a spoonful of the prepared filling in the centre of each circle.
  • Fold the edges of the circle over the filling and pleat them to seal the momos into a half-moon shape. Ensure they are tightly sealed to prevent the filling from leaking during cooking.

4. Prepare the tandoori marinade

  • In a bowl, combine yoghurt, ginger-garlic paste, tandoori masala, lemon juice, red chilli powder, and salt to taste. Mix well to form a smooth marinade.

5. Coat the momos in tandoori marinade

  • Dip each momo into the prepared tandoori marinade, ensuring it is evenly coated on all sides.
  • Place the coated momos on a greased baking tray, leaving some space between each momo.

6. Bake the tandoori momos

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Bake the marinated momos for 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and the marinade has formed a slightly charred crust.

7. Serve hot and enjoy

  • Once done, remove the tandoori momos from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • Serve them hot with mint chutney, yoghurt dip, or your favourite sauce. Enjoy the explosion of flavours with every bite!


Making tandoori momos at home offers several advantages. Firstly, you have complete control over the ingredients, allowing you to customise the filling according to your taste preferences and dietary restrictions. Secondly, by baking them in the oven, you can enjoy the same smoky flavour and charred texture as traditional tandoori momos without the need for a tandoor.

With this easy recipe, you can satisfy your cravings for tandoori momos anytime, anywhere. Whether you're hosting a party, craving a delicious snack, or simply looking to impress your family with your culinary skills, these homemade tandoori momos are sure to be a hit. So why wait? Gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to indulge in the irresistible flavours of this beloved street food delicacy—tandoor is not required!

So go ahead, give this recipe a try, and let the aroma of freshly baked tandoori momos fill your kitchen with joy and excitement. Happy cooking!
Now that you have the recipe, why not invite your friends over for a tandoori momo party? It's a great way to share your newfound culinary skills and enjoy some delicious food together.

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