Nutritional Facts of 4 Flour Dosa, Calories in 4 Flour Dosa

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How many calories does one 4 Flour Dosa have?

One 4 Flour Dosa gives 108 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 76 calories, proteins account for 16 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 16 calories.  One 4 Flour Dosa provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See 4 Flour Dosa recipeA unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!

Is 4 Flour Dosa healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours like whole wheat, bajra, jowar and nachni. Since the batter is fermented, it becomes easier to digest, and also gives a nice texture that is both crispy and fluffy.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Bajra flour Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.  Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet. Bajra is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance which is good for Diabetics but to be had in restricted quantiy and a healthy heart. See here for the detailed benefits of bajra flour

2. Jowar Flour Jowar is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Jowar and all Millets are rich in Potassium. Potassium is critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Hence a good safe food for diabetics but to be had in restricted quantity and safe  for those who want to live and eat healthy. Being high in Fibre, Jowar reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the effects of good cholesterol (HDL). See detailed benefits of jowar

3. 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.  

4. 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.

5. Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of folic acid of your daily requirement of folate.  The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones, high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have 4 Flour Dosa ?

Yes, this is healthy for diabetics.  Jowar is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Healthy for heart as Being high in Fibre, Jowar reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the effects of good cholesterol (HDL). Good for weight loss.

 

Can healthy individuals have 4 flour dosa?

Yes. Way healthier than dosa. Read is dosa healthy

What is a healthy accompaniment to the dosa?

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander. Or you can have this healthy coocnut chutney made from coconut and coriander. 

How to burn 108 calories that come from 4  Flour Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 32 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 11 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 14 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 19 mins

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy108 cal5%
Protein4.1 g7%
Carbohydrates19.1 g6%
Fiber3.2 g13%
Fat1.8 g3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A24.4 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)17.2 mcg9%
MINERALS
Calcium39.4 mg7%
Iron1.3 mg6%
Magnesium39.2 mg11%
Phosphorus90.8 mg15%
Sodium6 mg0%
Potassium129.2 mg3%
Zinc0.7 mg7%
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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