Nutritional Facts of Dal Ke Parathe, Calories in Dal Ke Parathe

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Cuisine
Punjabi

How many calories does one Dal ka Paratha have?

One Dal ka Paratha gives 172 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 76 calories, proteins account for 20 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 77 calories.  One Dal ka Paratha provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Dal ke Parathe recipe. Sumptuous whole wheat parathas stuffed with a lip-smacking filling of soaked and sautéed green moong dal simply spiced with fennel seeds, turmeric and chilli powders. You might wonder what use a quarter teaspoon of turmeric and half a teaspoon of fennel could be, but these wonder ingredients work magically to enhance the aroma of the Dal ke Parathe when they get cooked on the griddle.

Is Dal ke Parathe healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. 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 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

2. Moong Dal ( Green Moong Dal ) : Moong dal or green moong dal  is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially  red blood cells and is pregnancy friendly. Being rich in Antioxidants like Flavonoids, mung reduces the damage done by free radicals to the blood vessels and lowers inflammation. Moong Dal is heart and diabetes friendly. Moong Dal or Split Green Gram are high in Fibre and 1 cup of cooked Moong dal gives 28.52% of your daily Fibre requirements. See here for 9 fabulous benefits of Moong Dal.

What's the problem?

Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Dal ka Paratha?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patients.

Which healthy parathas can i have?

Healthy paratha recipes like yellow moong dal and spring onion paratha made with whole wheat flour + yellow moong dal. Paushtic parathasGreen Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha recipe are another option. 

Green Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha

Green Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha

Can healthy individuals have Dal ka Paratha?

No, this is not healthy. 

How to burn 172 calories that come from Dal ka Paratha?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         52  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          17  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         23  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         29  mins

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

Value per paratha% Daily Values
Energy172 cal9%
Protein5 g9%
Carbohydrates19.1 g6%
Fiber2.1 g8%
Fat8.5 g13%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A81.7 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)21.8 mcg11%
MINERALS
Calcium15.6 mg3%
Iron1.1 mg5%
Magnesium30.9 mg9%
Phosphorus91.8 mg15%
Sodium5.9 mg0%
Potassium189.8 mg4%
Zinc0.6 mg6%
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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