Nutritional Facts of Nachni Dosa, Calories in Nachni Dosa

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa have?

One Nachni Dosa (Ragi Dosa) gives 132 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 72 calories, proteins account for 12 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 48 calories.  One Nachni Dosa provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Nachni Dosa recipe. This is a popular South Indian Breakfast made quickly from ragi flour. The batter to make this nutritious and tasty Nachni Dosa is easier to make than regular dosas because we have used nachni flour. So, you just need to grind the urad dal. Allow the batter to ferment well, so you get really crisp dosas.

Is Nachni Dosa healthy? 

Yes, nachni dosa is healthy. Made from nachni, urad dal, methi and oil.

Let's understand the ingredients. 

What's good.

Ragi flour ( Nachni flour) : Ragi flour is high in protein and great source for vegetarians. In addition its gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart.  Ragi flour creates a much lower surge in sugar levels compared to wheat. Ragi is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance. A must read for the benefits of ragi to include in your daily diet. 

Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of folic acid of your daily requirement of folate.  The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones, high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Nachni Dosa ?

Yes, they can. Both, ragi and urad dal are diabetic and heart friendly. For weight loss, this is a great dosa to have as plain rice has simple carbohydrates.

Can healthy individuals have Nachni Dosa?

Yes, this is a healthy snack to have as it has ZERO rice. 

What is a healthy accompaniment to the Nachni Dosa

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander. Or you can have this healthy coocnut chutney made from coconut and coriander. 

Coconut Chutney
Coconut Chutney

Nachni Dosa is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Weight Loss

3. Diabetic Snacks

4. Healthy Heart Snacks

5. Pregnancy snacks

6. Kids snacks

7.  Low cholesterol breakfast

How to burn 132 calories that come from Nachni Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 40 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 13 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 18 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 23 mins

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy132 cal7%
Protein3.1 g6%
Carbohydrates18 g6%
Fiber3 g12%
Fat5.3 g8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A55.7 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)12.8 mcg6%
Calcium76.8 mg13%
Iron1 mg5%
Magnesium35.4 mg10%
Phosphorus81.3 mg14%
Sodium4.9 mg0%
Potassium134.3 mg3%
Zinc0.7 mg7%
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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