Momos With Crab Meat Recipe

If you are a person who loves Nepalese cuisine and seafood, then this momos with crab meat recipe is a must-try dish. This is a combination of Nepalese and seafood cuisine, making it as one of the unique and delicious combinations of flavors. Here I will show you how to make perfect momos with crab meat which is an ideal appetizer or snack option for any kind of occasion. 

Momos With Crab Meat Recipe

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings4 servings


To make momos with crab meat stuffing, we need the following ingredients. You can easily customize the recipe according to your taste by adding and removing the ingredients of your preference.

For the dough:

  •   2 cups all-purpose flour
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt
  •    3/4 cup water

For the filling : 

  • 1 pound crab meat, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For serving: 

  • Spicy tomato-based sauce (optional)

Step-by-step process for making Momos with Crab Meat Recipe

Dough preparation

Momos With Crab Meat Recipe

  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 cups of flour and ½ tablespoon of salt and mix them well.
  • Add water slowly in to the flour mixture and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Cover the with a plastic film and rest it in a side for 30–45 minutes. 

Momos stuffing preparation 

Momos With Crab Meat Recipe

  • In a mixing bowl combine 1 pound of cooked and shredded crab meat,1 tablespoon of fresh chopped ginger, one tablespoon of garlic, ½ cup of chopped onion, and ¼ cup of chopped fresh coriander.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon of coriander powder in the cab meat and mix them well.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, and pepper accordion to your taste.
  • Mix all the ingredients, so that all ingredients combine well.

Making momos 

Momos With Crab Meat Recipe

  • After 30–45 minutes, uncover the dough and knead one to two times again.
  • Divide the dough into portions and roll them into thin and round sheets.
  • Place a spoonful of crab meat mixture in the center of each sheet.
  • Carefully fold the edges of the sheets with hand so that stuffing inside will not come out while steaming or frying. You can use pleated pattern to seal the filling. 
  • Steam or fry the momos for about 10–12 minutes.


  • Serve momos hot and fresh for the best taste and flavors.
  • Serve moms with spicy tomato chutney or schezwan, chili garlic sauce 
  • You can serve it with mayonnaise dip for extra flavor.

Spicy tomato chutney recipe 

Ingredients for spicy tomato chutney:

  • 4-5 medium-sized tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Instruction to make spicy tomato chutney 

  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan and heat it on medium flame.
  • Sauté the chopped onions in the oil until they become translucent
  • Add chopped garlic and ginger into the pan and cook it for 1–2 minutes.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and green chilies in the pan and stir them until they get together.
  • Add 1teaspoon of cumin powder and 1 teaspoon of coriander powder and salt to taste.
  • Mix all the ingredients and cook it until tomatoes become soft.
  • Turn off the flame and set it aside until it cool downs.
  • Now transfer this tomato mixture into a blender or food processor and blend it until it becomes a smooth paste. 
  • Serve the spicy tomato chutney for any dish as a side with chopped coriander.

Conclusion : 

Moms with a crab meat recipe is a unique and delicious momos dish. By adding the crab meat in the momos filling, it will add a savory and flavorful element which impresses your taste buds.

Whether you fry or steam, your Momos spicy tomato chutney, along with mayonnaise, is a complete dish for your snack or dinner. So try this for a recipe for your next gatherings with your friends and family members.


What type of crab meat is best for this recipe?

It is recommended to use fresh lump crab meat to get more flavor and taste. You can use canned crab meat if fresh crab meat is not available.

Can I make momos dough ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare dough for making moms a day before and store it in the refrigerator.

Is it necessary to use the spicy tomato chutney with the momos?

It is not necessary to use spicy tomato chutney with momos, but it adds a spicy flavor to momos and acts as a sauce for momos.

Can I use other types of seafood instead of crab meat?

Yes, you use other types of seafood besides crabs, such as shrimp, scallops, etc.

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