Recipe: Ragi & Whole Wheat Paneer Momos
Taking advantage of the versatility of millets, we have developed this momo recipe using ragi (finger millet). Since millet is gluten free, it is difficult to roll it. So we have used wheat flour along with ragi flour for making momos. For stuffing, we have used paneer as the main ingredient but you can use a stuffing of your choice. In this recipe it is very important to knead a soft dough of wheat and ragi so that you can roll and shape it easily. We hope you will like this millet twist to your favourite street food.
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ cup finger millet (ragi) flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
¼ cup milk
¼ cup water
3-4 finely chopped garlic
1 inch finely shredded or chopped ginger
1 medium size finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped green chillies
½ cup grated cabbage
1 cup grated paneer
½ tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil
Serving: 10 -12 momos
Calorific Value (per serving):
Energy: 107 kcal
Protein: 3.25 gm
Carbs: 10 gm
Fats: 6 gm
Fibre: 2 gm
Steps to make dough:
1. In a large bowl mix wheat and finger millet flour.
2. Add salt and oil to this flour mixture.
3. Now mix everything together with your hand.
4. Mix milk and water. Add this liquid slowly to the flour and knead a soft dough.
5. Once your dough is kneaded, grease it with some oil and cover it with damp cloth.
Let this dough rest for 30 minutes.
Steps to make stuffing:
1. Heat oil in the pan on a medium flame. Once oil is heated saute garlic, ginger and
2. Add chopped onion and saute them till they turn slightly brown.
3. Add cabbage along with salt. Saute this cabbage for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add paneer to this mixture and mix everything together.
5. Add black pepper and give the entire mixture a gentle mix.
6. Let this mixture rest for 15-20 minutes so that it cools down.
Steps to make momos:
1. Take a small dough ball of one inch diameter and flatten it.
2. Grease this dough ball with little oil. With the help of a rolling pin (belan) roll it to a thin sheet with slightly thicker centre and thinner edges.
3. Now place a spoonful of stuffing at the centre of this rolled dough sheet.
4. Apply water at the edges and start platting the edges and join these plates at the
centre as shown in picture below.
(Note: You can experiment with different shapes and sizes as you like.)
5. Put 1 cup of water in the steamer and heat it with the lid close for 2-3 minutes so
that steam generates inside.
6. Grease the momo plate of the steamer with oil and place momos on it maintaining
some space between them.
7. Place this plate inside the steamer and let the momos steam for 10-12 minutes till
their outer layer gets a shiny glaze and its colour gets slightly darker red.
8. Remove the momo plate from the steamer and transfer the momos to a plate with
the help of a spoon.
Your delicious healthy ragi momos are ready! Serve them with red chilli sauce or any of your favourite dip.
Know Your Ingredients:
Ragi is a millet which is packed with all the essential macronutrients - carbohydrates, fibers, fats and proteins, along with noteworthy levels of key micronutrients - vitamins and minerals. Ragi is a rich source of calcium which is required for healthy bones and teeth. In addition, ragi contains considerable quantities of vitamins C and E, to boost immunity, and skin and hair health.
Paneer is an excellent source of protein and contains relatively few calories. 100 gm of paneer has almost 18 gm of protein. It is also packed with many nutrients, such as B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and selenium.