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

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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.

Click here to view serving of Moong Dal Paratha recipeHealthful moong dal takes the form of a tasteful paratha here! Cooked moong dal, along with potato for binding, onions for crunch and a range of spices for added flavour, makes a great stuffing for parathas that are crisp from outside and soft inside.

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?

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. 

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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