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.
Butter : 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 (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 diabetics, heart patients. 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. 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.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have kulcha ?
No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Plain flour is the main ingredient. 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. 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.
Have healthy rotis or parathas.
We suggest a bajra roti, jowar roti, radish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.
Healthy paratha recipes like yellow moong dal and spring onion paratha made with whole wheat flour + yellow moong dal. Paushtic parathas, Green Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha recipe are another option.
We suggest you use this whole wheat naan which has no plain flour added to it.
Whole Wheat Coriander and Sesame Seeds Naan
Can healthy individuals have ?
No. Say no to plain flour.
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.