Nutritional Facts of Carrot Dosa, Calories in Carrot Dosa

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Cooking Method
Indian Tawa

How many calories does one Carrot Dosa have?

One Carrot Dosa gives 97 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 46 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 45 calories.  One Carrot Dosa provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See carrot dosa recipeA soft, pancake like dish made with rice flour and grated carrots, the Carrot Dosa is ideal for breakfast or as a snack any time you feel hungry as it can be prepared within minutes without much to do. The addition of grated coconut provides an energy boost and also lends softness to these pancakes. Have these pancakes fresh off the tava, and you will love the crisp yet soft feel of every bite.

Is Carrot Dosa healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

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.

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

What's the problem?

Rice flour (chawal ka atta) Rice flour is high in carbohydrates, not a good source of protein. Since it is made from polished rice it has no vitamins and minerals. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics. See full details on is rice flour bad for you

Sugar : 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. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

Can Diabetics, Heart patients and over weight individuals have carrot dosa?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics.  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.

What are the healthier dosa recipes?

Opt for nachni dosaquinoa dosaoats dosa,  4 Flour Dosa recipespinach dosa  or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used.

Buckwheat Dosa

Buckwheat Dosa

Serve it with a healthy sambar recipe or  Coconut Coriander Green chutney. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?

Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney

Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney

How to burn 97 calories that come from one Carrot Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         29  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          10  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         13  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         17  mins

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy97 cal5%
Protein1.2 g2%
Carbohydrates11.5 g4%
Fiber1.2 g5%
Fat4.8 g7%
Cholesterol1 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A171.1 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C0.4 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)2.4 mcg1%
MINERALS
Calcium20.5 mg3%
Iron0.2 mg1%
Magnesium7.7 mg2%
Phosphorus68.1 mg11%
Sodium4.6 mg0%
Potassium37 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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