Nutritional Facts of Moru Moru Dosa, Calories in Moru Moru Dosa

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How many calories does one Moru Moru Dosa have?

One Moru Moru Dosa gives 139 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 90 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 38 calories.  One Moru Moru Dosa provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Moru Moru Dosa recipeWhen children come home after school in South India and peek into the kitchen to see what is waiting for them, the answer they yearn for is “Moru Moru Dosa” or crisp dosa! 

This recipe shows you a quick-fix fermented dosa recipe, which tastes even better than the regular fermented batter dosa and is perfect for After School Treats . 

Made with rice flour, semolina and plain flour held together with curds and water, this crispy dosa gets its amazing flavour from an assortment of ingredients like green chillies and coconut, and an aromatic tempering. 

Is Moru Moru Dosa healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

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. 

Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

What's the problem?

Rice flour (chawal ka atta) Rice flour is high in carbohydrates, not a good source of protein. Since it is made from polished rice it has no vitamins and minerals. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics. See full details on is rice flour bad for you

Rava (semolina, sooji) :  What's good? Semolina is a fairly good source of Magnesium and phosphorus which is necessary to keep our nervous system healthy and working. What's the issue? Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. For details read is sooji healthy?

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 diabeticsheart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Can Diabetics, Heart patients and over weight individuals have Moru Moru dosa?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. 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 diabeticsheart patients.

What are the healthier dosa recipes?

Opt for nachni dosaquinoa dosaoats dosa,  4 Flour Dosa recipespinach dosa  or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used. Serve it with a healthy sambar recipe or coconut chutney. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?

How to burn 139 calories that come from Moru Moru Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 42 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 14 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 19 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 24 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy139 cal7%
Protein2.6 g5%
Carbohydrates22.5 g8%
Fiber1 g4%
Fat4.2 g6%
Cholesterol0.6 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A66.3 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C0.7 mg2%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)8 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium12.7 mg2%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium23 mg7%
Phosphorus49.8 mg8%
Sodium4.5 mg0%
Potassium34.4 mg1%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
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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