First thing’s first! How you all doin’? And how about a special recipe for this weekend? Popping in here to share one of my, all time favourite recipe.

Shanghai Style Momos are a type of pan-fried dumplings which is a most popular dish of Shanghai, the dumplings are placed on a flat pan and are given a crispy base. The momos are cooked by adding a little stock to the pan and covering it so that the wonton wrappers get steamed with the little bit of moisture. The another name for this dish is called as the “Pot stickers”. Serve it along with a bowl of warm soup to make your starters appetizing.

Today on FaS, we are going to show an easy way to make this super delicious recipe which will definitely make you drool over this mouth watering dish.

This Recipe requires few ingredients which is quite easy to get in any pantry. Out of all the mentioned ingredients below,

An important ingredient is HOISIN SAUCE.

*Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe is traditional sauce made from combination of ingredients that has sweet, sour and richness. All the ingredients are combined in a sauce pan and heated till it blends into a smooth paste. That is how quick is to make hoisin sauce but remember to keep the proportion right otherwise the balance of the flavor might not be right.

You can use this homemade Hoisin sauce for various recipes like gravy, dips, and in stuffing. Personally, this time I used it to make Momos.

Let’s sneak peek into the other ingredients!


For momo dough –

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Oil

Water (as required to make medium soft dough)

For Filling –

1 large Onion (finely chopped)

4-5 Garlic cloves (finely minced)

2 green chillies (finely chopped)

1 cup Cabbage (shredded)

1 cup shredded Carrot

1/2 cup finely chopped beans

1/2 tsp crushed black pepper 

Salt, to taste

1 tsp Oil

Note: You can skip the whole process by replacing it with restaurant momos. It saves time, trust me. XD


1 garlic clove, finely minced

2 tablespoons of Soya sauce

1½ tablespoons of peanut butter

1 tablespoon of molasses or honey

2 teaspoons of vinegar

4 tablespoons of chinese hot sauce

For pan frying,

1 Onion (finely chopped)

2-3 chopped Garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of schezwan chutney

½ cup tomato ketchup

1 cup water

Salt, to taste

Spring onions and Sesame seeds for garnishing.


First we make dough using flour, salt and enough water. The dough should be very soft nor too hard.

Next we will make filling for momo.

1. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic, onions and green chilies. Saute until it turns pink or golden.

2. Then, add all the chopped veggies and saute until cooked and tender.

3. Add in the pepper powder and salt. Mix well. Once done, switch off the flame and keep aside.

4. Now, make small balls out of the prepared dough and roll it out in such a way that the sides are thin. About 4 inches in diameter. 

5. Place a spoon full of filling in the middle and seal the edges. Repeat it for atleast 10 -12 momos.

6. Now steam the momos for about 10 -12 minutes.

7. While the momos are steaming, mix well all the given ingredients for Hoisin Sauce in a bowl and keep aside.

8. Once steamed, pan fry the momos in 3 -4 tablespoons of oil until it becomes crisp and golden.


In the same pan, sauté chopped garlic, ginger, onions and green chilies.

– Add in the hoisin sauce, ketchup schezwan chutney and salt. 

– While the mixture sizzles add on salt to taste.

– Next add in pan fried momos and mix well with sauce.

Garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions.

Switch off the gas remove and serve hot.

You can also serve the Shanghai Style Mantou Recipe-Pan Fried Momo as a party appetizer, it would be a blast.

Let me know if you guys get a chance to make any of these!
If you have any suggestions, put them in comments. Will get back to you soon.