How many calories does one butter Kulcha have?
One butter Kulcha gives 112 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 51 calories, proteins account for 8 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 52 calories. One Kulcha provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
Is butter Kulcha healthy?
No, butter kulcha is not healthy. Butter kulcha is made of plain flour, butter and curds.
Let's understand the ingredients in butter kulcha.
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.
: Although butter contains saturated fats, but these fats are heart healthy
while the PUFA present in oils are unwanted fats which may cause health issues because of inflammation
in the body and therefore should consumed in moderation.
What's the problem?
Plain flour : This recipe uses 1.5 cups of 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 diabetics, heart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.
Butter kulcha will spike your sugar levels and shut down your fat burning. So it does not fit in with our vision of a healthy lifestyle.
What is the alternative to butter Kulcha?
Yes, at tarladalal we love healthy recipes. We have created a whole wheat kulcha recipe . What we have done is replaced the plain flour with whole wheat flour and removed the aloo. It's 87 calories for Punjabi whole wheat kulcha. So diabetics, heart patients and weight loss patients can enjoy this kulcha!
Whole Wheat Kulcha Recipe
How to burn 112 calories that come from Kulcha?
Walking (6 kmph) = 34 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 11 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 15 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 19 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.