Nutritional Facts of Afghani Paneer, Calories in Afghani Paneer

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How many calories does one satay of Afghani Paneer have?

One  satay of Afghani Paneer gives 219 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 16 calories, proteins account for 24 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 179 calories.  One satauy of Afghani Paneer provides about 16 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Afghani paneer recipe. The Mughal maharajas had an umpteen number of chefs who spent laborious hours toiling in the kitchens to prepare the perfect meal. They ground most ingredients to powders to ensure the perfect eating experience. Though not as time consuming this recipe uses a powder of melon seeds, cashew nuts and poppy seeds. The powder is combined with other rich ingredients such as cream, milk and butter and used as a marinade for paneer. Marinating the paneer for at least 1 to 2 hours ensures that all the flavours of the marinade are absorbed.


Is Afghani paneer healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Paneer : Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you?

2. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

What's the problem?

Fresh Cream : 1 tbsp of fresh cream (15 gm) provides around 18 calories, out of which 16 calories result from saturated fat. Till late, saturated fat was always looked upon as that evil fat which would lead to high cholesterol levels and strokes. Offhand, studies have revealed no such association. So, the next question that arises is “Are saturated fats healthy then?” What’s more important is to look at your diet in totality. Till no furnished evidence is available on this subject, you can add about a tsp of fresh cream once in a while to your meals to enhance the taste. Try and not to add it in bulk frequently. This holds true for a healthy individual or for those suffering from diabetes, heart problem etc. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Afghani paneer  ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss BUT you can make small changes in the recipe and have it in restricted quantity. use low fat paneer instead of full fat paneer. Reduce the quantity of fresh cream by 75%. Till late, saturated fat was always looked upon as that evil fat which would lead to high cholesterol levels and strokes. Offhand, studies have revealed no such association. So, the next question that arises is “Are saturated fats healthy then?” What’s more important is to look at your diet in totality. Till no furnished evidence is available on this subject, you can add about a tsp of fresh cream once in a while to your meals to enhance the taste.

Low Fat Paneer ( How To Make Low Fat Paneer)

Low Fat Paneer ( How To Make Low Fat Paneer)

Can healthy individuals have Afghani Paneer ?

Yes, but in restricted quantity.

 

Afghani Paneer is high in

1. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

2. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

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 219 calories that come from one serving of Afghani Paneer ?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 6 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 22 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 29 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 38 mins

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

Value per satay% Daily Values
Energy219 cal11%
Protein5.9 g11%
Carbohydrates4 g1%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat19.9 g30%
Cholesterol8.1 mg2%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A319 mcg7%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0 mg0%
Vitamin C1.2 mg3%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)2.7 mcg1%
MINERALS
Calcium189.3 mg32%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium11.2 mg3%
Phosphorus118.7 mg20%
Sodium28.1 mg1%
Potassium33.2 mg1%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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