Momo chutney recipe | Momo sauce recipe | red chutney for momos

Momo chutney recipe– This mouth-watering spicy red chutney is a must served with momos as the dipping sauce of these dumplings. This red-colored tomato chili garlic dip is common in every street-side momos stall. Even you must have noticed, they serve the same spicy dip for both of their veg and nonveg momos.

Actually, momos and dipping sauce means its red-colored spicy tomato chili garlic chutney are complementing each other. Even these steamed dumplings must not taste wow without this red chili dip. As even regular tomato ketchup will also spoil the taste of momos if you replace it with that spicy sauce. Don’t worry you don’t need to compromise with your taste. For that, just follow my simple and easy step-by-step momo chutney recipe.

momos in red chutney

As Tibet or Nepal is considered to be the birthplace of momos so its chutney or sauce must be their own creation I guess. That’s why I never use soya sauce or any other Chinese sauces for making this chutney. Even this chutney has some similarities with Chinese schezwan sauce, mostly for having the same spiciness.

Momos chutney is basically prepared with very simple ingredients like tomato, red chili, garlic cloves, and a little ginger. As those ingredients are easily available at every home, so it is not hard to make by following my recipe. Just spend your few minutes to make it ready, and then enjoy it with every momo recipe.

As you may check my veg momos recipe and chicken momos recipe to serve it with this spicy tomato chutney. 

Must try this momo chutney or momo sauce at home and let me know your valuable feedback about this recipe in the comment section below.

Momo chutney recipe | Momo sauce recipe | momos red chutney

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Served in: 25 mins

Served for: 8 people

Course:  chutney / sauce 

Cuisine: Tibetan/Nepali

Author: Moumita Paul

Ingredients of momos chutney

  • 2 tomatoes(medium size)
  • 10 dry red chilies
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • a small piece of ginger
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt(as per taste)

How to make momo chutney with step by step pictures


  • Take two tomatoes and 10 dry red chilies, wash it and make some slits on the tomatoes. Then put it in a vessel with water and boil it.
making tomato chutney for momos
  • While it will start boiling then add 1 tbsp of vinegar to it. Vinegar will remove the raw smell of tomatoes and retain the red color of this momo dip.
adding vinegar with this boiling red chillies and tomatoes
  • After about 10 mins of boiling or when the tomato skins are starting to remove then turn off the heat. 
  • Strain it immediately and make it completely cool down. Once it cools down remove the tomato skin and chopped it down.
boiled tomatoes are chopped and ready to go to the blender jar
  • Take a blender jar, add the chopped tomatoes, red chilies, 8 garlic cloves, a small piece of ginger, and 1/2 tsp of salt in it. Blend it nicely to get a smooth puree out of it.
tomato, red chilli, garlic, ginger and salt are in the blender jar for making this momo chutney
  • Then place a pan on a slow to medium flame, add 1 tbsp oil to the pan and heat it up. Then add the puree to the pan.
blended puree is added to the pan for preparing momos dipping sauce
  • Let the sauce boil and stir it frequently to prevent it from burning. Cook this sauce until the water almost goes off and the sauce reaches a thick consistency(as shown in the pic).
tibetan momo sauce is almost ready
  • Then add about 1/2 cup of hot water to it and stir it well. Boil it again till the sauce gets little thickness(not at running consistency) then turn off the flame as momo chutney is ready. Serve this homemade spicy red chutney with any varieties of momos.
sauce is ready for enjoying momos or dumplings


  • When finally the sauce is ready then you may add a little salt if required.
  • Actually I’ve first sautéed the puree in little oil and then dry it up to remove the raw smell of spices and tomatoes. And when the raw smell goes off then boil the sauce by adding water to get the exact street style momos corner-like taste.
  • Don’t make the sauce too thick then you can not enjoy it as dipping.
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2 thoughts on “Momo chutney recipe | Momo sauce recipe | red chutney for momos”

  1. That was an awsome recepie.. made it jus few min back, i had it with momos n it tastes yum with dosa too.. thanks a lot for this simple yet yummy recepie


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