Nutritional Facts of Parathas, Plain Paratha, Basic Paratha Recipe, Calories in Parathas, Plain Paratha, Basic Paratha Recipe

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How many calories does one Paratha, Whole Wheat Paratha have?

One paratha (whole wheat paratha) has 126 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 63 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 59 calories.  One paratha provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Whole wheat paratha is a staple Indian bread had at breakfast, lunch and dinner. It pairs well with dals or subzis. Made up from 100% whole wheat and some fats. We have not used any other flours in this recipe. 

3 Reasons why you must eat this whole wheat paratha.

  1. This paratha is made up of a healthful ingredient whole wheat flour which is high in fibre. Fibre has many health benefits which include lowering cholesterol levels and relief from constipation.
  1. It is low in calories. Being made by using less amount of oil and fat, it is good for weight-watchers and for people on a low calorie diet. We have used minimum ghee for brushing the paratha. In the dough one teaspoon of oil is used. 
  1. Whole wheat flour gives you various minerals necessary for the functioning of your body such as Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc that work as a coenzyme to release energy in various metabolic pathways. 

Combine this paratha with your choice of dals or sprout subzi to make it a complete protein meal.

Can Diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have whole wheat paratha?

Yes, they can. In this recipe we have used little fat. So just be careful in the amount of ghee or oil you use.

What is a healthy accompaniment to paratha?

Paratha pairs well with any healthy subzi. You could try our bhindi masala recipe or our rajma recipe. This is far better option than having rajma + chawal as carbs are too high.


Whole wheat paratha is good for

1. Weight Gain 
2. Healthy Lifestyle
3. Kids
4. Healthy individual
5. Diabetics
6. Heart Patients

How to burn 126 calories that come from one Plain Paratha?

Walking (6 kmph)     =
Running (11 kmph)     = 
Cycling (30 kmph)     =
Swimming (2 kmph)     =

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


Value per paratha% Daily Values
Energy126 cal6%
Protein2.6 g5%
Carbohydrates15.7 g5%
Fiber2.6 g10%
Fat6.2 g9%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A53.1 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.9 mg7%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.8 mcg4%
Calcium10.4 mg2%
Iron1.1 mg5%
Magnesium28.6 mg8%
Phosphorus76.9 mg13%
Sodium4.3 mg0%
Potassium68.2 mg1%
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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