Nutritional Facts of Kerala Parota, Flaky Kerala Paratha, Calories in Kerala Parota, Flaky Kerala Paratha

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How many calories does one Kerala Parota have?

One Kerala Parota gives 164 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 71 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 83 calories.  One Kerala Parota provides about 8 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Kerala Parota recipe. Kerala Parota or Malabar Parota is a unique dish from Malayalam cuisine, which is not to be confused with North Indian parathas. The Kerala Parota is made of a plain flour dough, rolled in a special way using a lot of oil for greasing. This gives it a characteristic texture that is flaky and slightly crisp. 

It is marvellous to watch the roadside vendors preparing these Flaky Kerala Parotas, rolling them and flipping them with a swiftness and flair that come only out of practice. One thing about the Kerala Parota is that it has to be had hot, otherwise it will get chewy. Relish it with a large cup of yummy Vegetable Korma .

Is Kerala Parota healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's the problem?

1. 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 patientsThe development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage.  Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

2. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 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. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

3. Vegetable Oils : To some vegetable oil is only soyabean oil, while some promote it as a mix of oils like soyabean, canola, sunflower, corn and other omega-6 rich oils. These are often cheaper options than many oils, but they are highly processed oils. They are undoubtedly not to be reached out for, whether you are looking for salad dressings, sautéing or cooking.  The 5 best oils used in cooking are olive oil (low temperature short time cooking), avocado oilcanola oilcoconut oil and peanut oil. You must read the super article to find the facts of  which oil is the healthiest avoid vegetable oil

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Kerala Parota  ?

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 patientsThe development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat.

Try these healthy parathas.

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 Kerala Parota ?

No. Avoid any foods that has plain flour in it.

How to burn 164 calories that come from Kerala Parota?

Walking (6 kmph) = 49 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 16 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 22 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 28 mins

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

Value per parota% Daily Values
Energy164 cal8%
Protein2.5 g5%
Carbohydrates17.8 g6%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat9.2 g14%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A86.8 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium5.3 mg1%
Iron0.6 mg3%
Magnesium12.4 mg4%
Phosphorus27.8 mg5%
Sodium47.7 mg3%
Potassium29.9 mg1%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
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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