Nutritional Facts of Stuffed Ragi Pancakes, Calories in Stuffed Ragi Pancakes

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Stuffed Ragi Pancake have?

One (95 grams) Stuffed Ragi Pancake gives 65 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 47 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 13 calories.  One Stuffed Ragi Pancake provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Stuffed Ragi Pancake recipe makes 8 stuffed pancakes, 95 grams each.

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The Stuffed Ragi Pancake is a very exciting way to consume this wonderful ingredient because it combines nutritional benefits with fabulous taste! The ragi and whole wheat flour pancakes are stuffed with a fibre-rich mixed veg filling, which not only adds to the taste but also helps to control cholesterol.

Ragi is a very respectable grain because of its undisputed goodness and high nutrition content! No wonder it is used in almost all regions of India, in forms ranging from pancakes (stuffed ragi pancakes)  to porridge. 

The stuffed ragi pancakes are devoid of maida and also cooked in minimal oil to make them heart-friendly. You will also thoroughly enjoy the Oriental twist in this dish, brought about by the use of ingredients like bean sprouts, spring onions and chilli sauce!

Main ingredients for stuffed ragi pancakes

  1. Whole nachni, also known as finger millet or ragi, is a highly nutritious grain that has been a staple food in many parts of the world for centuries. Packed with essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, fiber, and protein, whole nachni offers a wide range of health benefits. It is a gluten-free grain, making it an excellent choice for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. Whole nachni is known for its ability to regulate blood sugar levels, improve digestion, and promote satiety, making it a great option for those looking to manage their weight or control their blood sugar. Additionally, the high calcium content in nachni makes it beneficial for maintaining bone health and preventing conditions like osteoporosis. Incorporating whole nachni into your diet can be as simple as using nachni flour to make rotis, dosas, porridge, or even baked goods like cookies and muffins. Its nutty flavor and versatility make it a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. Embrace the goodness of whole nachni and enjoy the numerous health benefits it has to offer! 
  2. whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta). Ragi flour, while nutritious, can sometimes lead to a denser and slightly sticky pancake texture. Whole wheat flour helps to lighten the texture of the pancakes, making them softer and easier to handle. This is especially important for stuffed pancakes, where a pliable and workable dough is desired. Whole wheat flour adds a slightly nutty and earthy flavor to the pancakes, which complements the flavor of ragi flour nicely. 

Pro tips for stuffed ragi pancakes. 1. Add 1/2 cup bean sprouts. Bean sprouts add a delightful crunch to the otherwise soft pancake and filling. They provide a contrasting texture that makes the dish more enjoyable to eat. Bean sprouts have a mild, fresh flavor that can lighten up the richness of the filling. 

2. Add 1/2 cup grated carrot. Carrots add a hint of natural sweetness to the savory ragi batter and stuffing. This can create a pleasant flavor contrast and balance the other savory ingredients. Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene (vitamin A), which is important for vision and immunity. 

Is Stuffed Ragi Pancakes healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Ragi flour ( Nachni flour) Ragi flour is high in protein and great source for vegetarians. In addition its gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart.  Ragi flour creates a much lower surge in sugar levels compared to wheat. Ragi is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance. A must read for the benefits of ragi to include in your daily diet.  

2. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

3. Cabbage ( Gobhi) : Cabbage is low in caloriesrelieves constipation, good for diabetics. Cabbage has high levels of flavonoids and anthocyanins and has long been used as a herbal medicine. Rich in Antioxidants in turn lowers the risk of infection and inflammation of the body due to eating processed foods. See here all benefits of cabbage

4. Carrots (gajjar) : Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Carrot is great for the eyes.They relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, have fibre and lower cholesterol. Read the 11 super benefiits of carrots and why to include in your daily diet.

5. Beans Sprouts Benefits :  Bean Sprouts are one of the most complete and nutritional of all the foods that exist. With lots of dietary fiber to their credit, beans sprouts add bulk too stools and makes the passage of stools through the digestive tract easier. This helps to avoid constipation. With significant amounts of iron, beans sprouts help to maintain the red blood cell (RBC) count. A good RBC count means no sign of anaemia. Bean sprouts are a boon for heartpatients. They help maintain cholesterol levels and good for   diabetics. See detailed benefits of bean sprouts in bean sprouts glossary

6. Spring Onions : The sulfur compounds in spring onions are known to keep blood pressure under check. Here the sulfur compounds and antioxidant quercetin together help to keep blood sugar levels under control by increasing the production of insulin making it good for DiabeticsSpring onions have also been identified to lower cholesterol levels in the body. The vitamin C also puts you at less risk of heart disease. Being very low in calories and fat and encompassing a basketful of nutrients, they are looked upon as a weight loss vegetable too. See detailed benefits of spring onions

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Stuffed Ragi Pancakes  ?

Yes, but try and have some protein with it from  low fat curds or or a low fat cucumber raita to reduce the carb load for daibetics. Great for heart and weight loss. 

Can healthy individuals have Stuffed Ragi Pancakes ?


Stuffed Ragi Pancakes is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Healthy heart rotis

3. Diabetics with heart issues

4. Diabetic rotis 

5. High fibre to lower cholesterol

6. Low cholesterol rotis

7. High fibre for kids

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.   


4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym.

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover.

Stuffed Ragi Pancakes is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 65 calories that come from Stuffed Ragi Pancakes?

Walking (6 kmph) = 20 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 7 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 9 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 11 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per stuffed pancake% Daily Values
Energy65 cal3%
Protein1.6 g3%
Carbohydrates11.8 g4%
Fiber2.1 g8%
Fat1.5 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A137.3 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C9 mg22%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)8.9 mcg4%
Calcium43.6 mg7%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium22.5 mg6%
Phosphorus76.4 mg13%
Sodium42.5 mg2%
Potassium83.9 mg2%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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