How many calories does one cup of Dosa Batter have?
One cup of Dosa Batter gives 263 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 226 calories, proteins account for 32 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 4 calories. One cup of How to Make A Perfect Dosa Batter provides about 13 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See How to Make A Perfect Dosa Batter recipe. Perfect dosas are a matter of pride, and this requires the perfect dosa batter! Two things are important when making the batter. One is the proportion of rice to urad and the other is the consistency of the batter.
In this procedure, we use a combination of raw rice and par-boiled rice to get crisp, golden coloured dosas and we also throw in a handful of rice flakes to get the ideal texture, which is crisp on the outer surface and slightly spongy on the inner side.
Is Dosa Batter healthy?
No, this is not healthy. Made from urad dal, rice, par boiled rice, poha and methi.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of folic acid of your daily requirement of folate. The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal.
What's the problem in the dosa batter?
Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in GI are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients, diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?
Parboiled Rice (Ukda Chawal) : Parboiled Rice is also known as ukda chawal. The parboiled rice is made with the rice grain soaked, steamed and dried with the hull and finally the hull is removed. In the process of steaming water soluble B Vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin and niacin from the bran integrate into the grain, thus making parboiled rice superior to white rice. A smart option to use parboiled rice effectively would be to combine with a pulse to get a high quality protein. A cereal-pulse combo like in case of idli (parboiled rice with urad dal) would serve as a complete protein comprising of all the 9 essential amino acids that your body requires. And then to make up for the fiber, add veggies to your idli and serve it with coconut chutney. Read is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?
Can Diabetics, Heart patients and over weight individuals have dosa batter?
One cup of dosa batter will give you 4 dosas. Dosa batter is a moderate Glycemic Index recipe. Since, dosa has a high amount of rice which is rich in simple carbohydrates and it is fermented that is - it is pre digested, it does not prove to be a healthy option for diabetics, heart patients and weight watchers.
Diabetics can replace the rice with oats or ragi which will increase the fiber content and make recipes like Healthy Oats Dosa and Nachni Dosa.
Healthy Oats Dosa
Can healthy individuals have dosa batter?
Yes, dosa works for healthy individuals. Dosa is a fermented food which is easy to digest. Fermentation of foods increases the bioavailability of nutrients which helps the body to assimilate more nutrition. The microorganisms break down the complex protein, carbohydrates and fat efficiently thereby helping to assimilate more nutrients from the food. BUT, you need to balance your dosa meal later in the day with some fibre rich foods since dosa does not have much fibre. So always keep that in mind. So you can have a Spinach and Paneer paratha recipe.
Spinach and Paneer Paratha
Dosa Batter is high in
1. Phosphorous : Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones.
2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells.
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 263 calories that come from How to Make A Perfect Dosa Batter?
Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 19 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 26 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 35 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 45 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.