Nutritional Facts of Moong Dal Paratha, Calories in Moong Dal Paratha

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Moong Dal Paratha have?

One Moong Dal Paratha gives 113 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 75 calories, proteins account for 17 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 21 calorie.  One Moong Dal Paratha provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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green moong dal paratha is a protein rich paratha from the Rajasthani cuisine. It is super flavorful and satiating. All the ingredients used in moong dal paratha preparation are basic and can be easily found in every Indian household pantry. If you have soaked green moong dal handy this moong dal paratha can be made in a jiffty.

Healthful moong dal takes the form of a tasteful moong dal paratha here! Cooked moong dal, along with potato for binding, onions for crunch and a range of spices for added flavour, makes a great green moong dal paratha that is soft and crunchy in texture.

You will enjoy the unique combination of spices in this protein and iron rich green moong dal paratha , especially the thoughtful addition of crushed coriander seeds and amchur.



To make green moong dal paratha all we have done is combined green moong dal, whole wheat flour, mashed potatoes, onions, coarsely crushed coriander seeds, coriander leaves, garam masala, powdered sugar, chilli powder, dried mango powder into a soft dough. Rolled into circles and cooked on tava until golden brown.

I use moong dal paratha as a tiffin treat, it is also a great way to add protein and iron rich food to my children’s diet. Also, green moong dal aids weight loss. What makes this paratha quick and easy is that all the ingredients are combined together and rolled.

If you enjoyed this sumptuous split moong dal paratha then check our Punjabi paratha recipe collection to learn other authentic paratha recipes like Aloo ParathaMooli ParathaGobi Paratha.

Is Moong Dal Paratha healthy?

Yes, this is healthy ONLY if you make minor changes. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. 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.

2. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

3. Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin which promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

4. Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

What's the problem?

1. 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 Moong Dal Paratha ?

Yes, BUT drop the potatoes from the recipe as Potatoes being high in simple carbohydrates will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. 

Can healthy individuals have Moong Dal Paratha ?

Yes, but better to have it without potatoes or reducc the amount by half. 

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  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. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss. 

How to burn 113 calories that come from one Moong Dal Paratha?

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.

Value per paratha% Daily Values
Energy103 cal5%
Protein3.5 g6%
Carbohydrates15.2 g5%
Fiber2.3 g9%
Fat3.3 g5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A59.3 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C1.6 mg4%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)15.8 mcg8%
MINERALS
Calcium14.7 mg2%
Iron1 mg5%
Magnesium27.7 mg8%
Phosphorus79 mg13%
Sodium5.3 mg0%
Potassium137.9 mg3%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
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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