Take the atta or whole wheat flour and teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl.
Add water in parts.
Mix and then knead to a soft dough.
Cover the dough with a moist kitchen towel or the bowl with a lid and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
For the stuffing
Finely chop or grate the vegetables. Take all the veggies in a mixing bowl.
Add finely chopped ginger and all of the ground spices.
Season with salt. Mix everything very well. Set aside.
Grease the steamer pan very well with oil and keep aside.
Shaping wheat momos
Portion the dough in small or medium-sized balls.
Sprinkle some flour lightly on a dough ball and on a rolling board.
Roll each dough ball into a thin circle of about 4 to 5 inches in diameter. Try to get the edges to be thin and the center to be thick.
Apply water with your finger tip or with a small pastry brush towards the circumference edge.
Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable stuffing in the center.
Lift one side of the edge and start to pleat.
Start folding and forming the pleats one by one.
Towards the end, join the pleats in the center.
Prepare all momos this way and keep them covered under a moist kitchen napkin. Till you are ready to steam them. Keep some space between them so that they don't touch each other
Steaming atta momos
Heat 2 to 2.5 cups water in a steamer or in an electric cooker or in a stovetop pressure cooker. Let the water come to a boil. Place the pan with momos in the steamer. * Check notes on how to steam them in idli pan or pressure cooker.
Steam them for 10 to 12 minutes. Don't overdo the steaming, as the dough becomes dense and dry. The steaming time may vary upon the thickness of momos' cover and the size of momos. If you make small momos, then 6 to 7 minutes is fine for steaming.
When you touch the momo then dough should not feel sticky to you. This means they are done and the momos will have a glossy look. Time of cooking varies from intensity of the flame and kind of pan and the steamer you are using.
Once perfectly cooked, serve whole wheat momos with a spicy sauce like schezwan sauce or tomato-chili sauce or chili sauce. You can also serve these Atta Momos with red chilli garlic chutney. They also go very well with a spicy sauce.
To steam in a pressure cooker - Heat about 2 cups water in a stovetop pressure cooker. Place the dim sum in a pan inside the cooker. Remove the vent weight/whistle and steam them for 10 to 12 mins on medium heat. If undercooked, then steam for a few more minutes. The water should not come in contact with the momos.To steam wheat momos in an idli pan - Proceed same way, you make the idli. Heat water in the pan. Grease the idli moulds with oil. Place the dim sum on the idli moulds. Place the moulds in the pan and steam them for 10 to 12 minutes on medium heat.