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Masala Raagi Cheela – steamed bags of finger millet flour stuffed with mixed vegetables flavoured with wild herbs
For the Stuffing
1.Cabbage – 10 Grams
2.Carrots – 10 Grams
3.Spring Onion – 10 Grams
4.Red Bell pepper – 10 Grams
5.Button mushrooms – 10 Grams
6.Coconut Oil – 30 ML
7.Salt – 5 Grams
8.Pepper – 5 Grams
For the Finger Millet Cheela Skin
1.Ragi Flour – 100 Grams
2.Salt – 2.5 Grams
3.Water – 80 ML
Step-1: Combine all the ingredients for the dough like the ragi flour, salt into a large wide bowl and knead well adding a little water at a time to make a smooth dough.
Step-2: Once the dough comes together, keep kneading for about 5 minutes to make it smooth and elastic and get the gluten from the wheat to bring the flour together with the millet.
Step-3: The ragi cheela dough should not be sticky. Seal the dough in an air tight container and let it rest for at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours.
Step-4: The ragi cheela dough will steam up and become soft and easy to work with.
Step-5: To make the ragi cheela stuffing heat oil in a small wok, add in all the peppers and mushrooms and stir fry on high heat until the moisture from the mushrooms evaporates.
Step-6: Add in the remaining vegetables and stir fry until just slightly tender. Stir in the salt and a dash of pepper.
Step-7: Turn off the heat and allow the filling to cool completely before you fill it into the skin.
Step-8: To make the half-moon shaped ragi cheela-dumplings divide the dough into small lemon size portions of an inch in diameter.
Step-9: Dust the ragi cheela dough portions in flour and roll them out into a circle.
Step-10: Don’t roll too thick, as the filling will push itself out and tear when steamed.
Step-11: Place a small spoon of filling in the centre of the rolled circle. Bring together the edges of the dough with a pinching and folding motion on one side and bring the other side to hold to the pinched side.
Step-12: By doing this the half moon shaped cheela will have a frilled look. Proceed in a similar way with the remaining dough.
Step-13: keep ragi cheela on a greased platter and cover with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
Step-14: Keeps a steamer with water boiling. Grease the steamer pan with some oil to prevent the cheela from sticking.
Step-15: Place the shaped cheela on the greased steamer pan. Steam on high for 5 to 7 minutes until you see a glaze on the skin.
Step-16: Serve vegetable ragi cheela with coconut chilli dipping sauce.