Nutritional Facts of Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa, Calories in Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa

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How many calories does one Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa have?

One Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa gives 114 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 40 calories, proteins account for 12 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 62 calories.  One Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa recipe. Some batters need to be fermented while some do not. The Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa is off the latter variety. While it requires an hour and a half of soaking, the batter does not need to be fermented. The appetising aroma of fenugreek seeds, the crisp texture acquired from poha, the semi-spicy flavour and nice colour set this dosa a notch higher than others.

Is Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa healthy?

Yes and no, depends who is eating it. Made from poha, yellow moong dal, coconut, coriander and spices. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Yellow Moong Dal : The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist.  Fiberpotassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. See here for details of 7 amazing benefits of yellow moong dal

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.  

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?

Poha ( Beaten rice) : Pros for poha. High iron count (2.67 mg in a cup) of poha. Most people prefer eating poha for breakfast. The reason behind it is its high carb count. Poha helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and  further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too. Cons. Due to high carb content it is not good source  of diabetic food. Read is poha healthy?  

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa ?

No for diabetics as there are high carbs. Yes for heart patients as Poha helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and  further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too. 

Can healthy individuals have Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa?

Yes, they can have this dosa. 

What is a healthy accompaniment to the 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. 

Nutritious Green Chutney
Nutritious Green Chutney

How to burn 114 calories that come from Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 34 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 11 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 15 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 20 mins

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy114 cal6%
Protein2.9 g5%
Carbohydrates10.1 g3%
Fiber1.4 g6%
Fat6.9 g10%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A84.2 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C0.7 mg2%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)13.8 mcg7%
MINERALS
Calcium9.5 mg2%
Iron1.4 mg7%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium3.4 mg0%
Potassium118.2 mg3%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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