Know your calories - veg momo

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Momo's have become the king of street food in the past decade in India. Easily available, portable and with no paraphernalia needed other than a steamer, they are much easy. And are cheap too: 4 pieces for 20 bucks.

Well, why not then?

You shouldn't be going this easy-peasy with this street food, though. That's for a range of reasons. From the ingredients used to cook it to the way it is served and the condiments with which it is served, nothing really is healthy about this seemingly steamed-hence-healthy food.

Have a look at the nutritional value of Momo’s:

Avg Weight of 6 Momo's (1 Plate)
Calories (K cal) 240
Fat (g) 12
Saturated Fat (g) 6
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Trans fat (mg) 0
Carbohydrates (g) 36
Protein (g) 6
Sodium (mg) 300

Momo’s are made with maida and contain ingredients which are mostly stale or of poor quality. The vegetables used inside momos are stale or of a very poor standard. It's low on nutritional values and the hygiene conditions it is prepared and sold in may give you gastroenteritis (food poisoning).


If you are consuming enough fiber in your diet that you can easily afford eating junk once in a while, then you may go ahead and have your momo's platter but if it's your go-to food at least thrice a week, it is time you bid farewell to this habit. Although, all the street foods are harmful to your health, momo's topped the list here because of a combination of all the wrong reasons. If you are still a fan and cannot do without them, make them at home and try to use fibrous cereal and fresher vegetables instead.

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