Nutritional Facts of Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila, Calories in Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila

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Is Moong Dal Chilla healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some as there is potatoes used. We show you how to make this recipe healthy for all.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

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.

Green Peas : Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. Legumes like green peas, cow peas, mung, chick peas and kidney beans have a cholesterol lowering effect. Green Peas are rich in Vitamin K which aids in bone metabolism. Green peas have a Glycemic Index (GI) rank of 22 which is low and good for diabetics.  Is green peas good for diabetics and see full benefits of green peas

What's the problem?

Potatoes (Aloo) : Potatoes being high in simple carbohydrates will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. Potatoes are recommended for malnourished children and people with low weight. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.  

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have stuffed moong dal chilla ?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss BUT you need to drop the potatoes from the recipe and use a healthy vegetable like cauliflower or just more green  peas in the stuffing. 

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. Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. Legumes like green peas, cow peas, mung, chick peas and kidney beans have a cholesterol lowering effect.

What is a healthy accompaniment to this chilla?

We suggest you pair it with homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curdslauki pudine ka raitamixed veggie raita, low calorie spinach raita or a cucumber and pudina raita.

Can healthy individuals have stuffed moong dal chilla?

Yes, this is healthy BUT drop the potatoes as they are high in carbs.

Value per chilla% Daily Values
Energy128 cal6%
Protein7.5 g14%
Carbohydrates21 g7%
Fiber3.2 g13%
Fat1.6 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A35.4 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C3.4 mg9%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)41.2 mcg21%
MINERALS
Calcium23.5 mg4%
Iron1.3 mg6%
Magnesium40.5 mg12%
Phosphorus127.6 mg21%
Sodium9.7 mg1%
Potassium355.3 mg8%
Zinc0.8 mg8%
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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