Nutritional Facts of Aloo Paratha, Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe, Calories in Aloo Paratha, Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Aloo Paratha have?

One Aloo Paratha gives 177 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 90 calories, proteins account for 13 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 76 calories. One Aloo Paratha Paratha provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Aloo Paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While north Indians like to have it any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, South Indians too have borrowed this dish from the north and incorporated it into their supper and dinner menus.

Click here to view Aloo Paratha recipe.

Is Aloo Paratha healthy?

Aloo Paratha is made up of two ingredients whole wheat flour and potatoes. There are many health benefits of whole wheat flour.  The main issue with the recipe is Aloo. 

What's good in this Aloo paratha recipes!

Whole Wheat flour : 2.25 cups of whole wheat flour is used. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

What are thoughts are for this Whole wheat aloo paratha recipe!

1. Aloo is high in starch and will lead to an increase in the blood glucose levels. Too much blood glucose gets converted to fats. Hence Aloo is not good for Diabetics, heart patients and obese individuals. 

2. If you want to gain weight then Aloo Parathas are perfect to be had in breakfast. As the fat burnng will happen faster at the beginning of the day. 

3. A good source of phosphorus which is one of the important minerals to maintain and support bone health. 

Aloo parathas are not good for weight loss, diabetics and weight watchers.

What is the healthy option for aloo paratha?

Instead of having a paratha with potato filling opt for using  bajra roti, jowar roti and whole wheat roti to make a healthy Indian bread. Note that when you combine any cereal with dal then the protein quality is enhanced.

Jowar Roti
Jowar Roti

How to burn 177 calories that come from Aloo Paratha?

Walking (6 kmph) = 53 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 18 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 24 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 30 mins

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


Value per paratha% Daily Values
Energy177 cal9%
Protein3.3 g6%
Carbohydrates22.6 g8%
Fiber3.3 g13%
Fat8.5 g13%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A111.9 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.3 mg11%
Vitamin C4.5 mg11%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)12.6 mcg6%
Calcium17.1 mg3%
Iron1.3 mg6%
Magnesium38.9 mg11%
Phosphorus97.2 mg16%
Sodium7.5 mg0%
Potassium132.3 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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