Nutritional Facts of Bikaneri Bhujia, Calories in Bikaneri Bhujia

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one tablespoon of Bikaneri Bhujia have?

One tablespoon of Bikaneri Bhujia gives 38 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 10 calories, proteins account for 4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 23 calories.  One  tablespoon of Bikaneri Bhujia provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Bikaneri Bhujia recipe. Bikaner is known for this savoury snack. Deep-fried bhujia is usually made of gram flour but a variety of flours like moong, moath and even mashed potatoes are used to make different kinds of bhujia. A large number of shops all over the country sell Bikaneri bhujia which are as famous as the Rasgullas of Bengal. Bikaneri Bhujia is spicy - usually black pepper is used to add fire to this preparation. A large quantity of bhujia can be made and stored for several days in air-tight containers.

Is Bikaneri Bhujia healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

What's the problem?

1. Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.  

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Bikaneri Bhujia?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff.

Here are some Healthy Indian snack options.

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sproutsMatarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukkumini jowar pancakesoats upmabaked sev  or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Sev

Baked Sev

Can healthy individuals have Bikaneri Bhujia?

No. Say no to deep fried food. 

How to burn 38 calories that come from one tablespoon of Bikaneri Bhujia?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         11  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            4  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           5  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =           7  mins

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

Value per tbsp% Daily Values
Energy38 cal2%
Protein1 g2%
Carbohydrates2.5 g1%
Fiber0.4 g2%
Fat2.6 g4%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A25.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)2.9 mcg1%
MINERALS
Calcium5.9 mg1%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium8.6 mg2%
Phosphorus11.9 mg2%
Sodium2.1 mg0%
Potassium40.2 mg1%
Zinc0 mg0%
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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