Nutritional Facts of Samosa ( Gujarati Recipe), Calories in Samosa ( Gujarati Recipe)

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Samosa have?

One Samosa gives 91 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 32 calories, proteins account for 6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 71 calories.  One Samosa provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Samosa recipeWhether crisp and triangular, or big and conical, samosas are a universal favourite throughout the country. Here is the traditional gujarati “patti samosa”, which is a crispy samosa a tad different from the recipes of other regions. Unlike other samosas, the gujarati version does not use boiled potatoes—here, raw potatoes are chopped and allowed to cook in oil. The use of cabbage is another distinguishing factor, as also the making of pattis with wheat flour rather than maida.

Is Samosa healthy?

No, samosa is not healthy. Made from a stuffing of potatoes, green peas, cabbage, onions and covered with whole wheat flour dough. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's bad.

Potatoes (Aloo) :  Being high in simple carbohydrates they will lead to weight gain and are not good for people with diabetes, heart problem and obesity. See full details on why potatoes are bad for you.

Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. It also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. So you have given the cells in your body the right food to stay healthy and that is so important in staying disease free for the rest of your life.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Samosa?

No, this recipe is not healthy. The samosa are deep fried which does not work for healthy living and it has a stuffing of potatoes. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. It also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and don't then function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks.

Can healthy individuals have Samosa?

No, this is not healthy. Look to eat a healthy snack instead of deep fried foods.

What is a healthier option to Samosa?

We suggest you try chana dal pancakes or multi flour chakli recipe.

Multi Flour Chakli, Baked Snack Recipe
Multi Flour Chakli, Baked Snack Recipe

Samosa is high in

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 91 calories that come from one Samosa?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         27  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            9  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         12  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         16  mins

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

Value per samosa% Daily Values
Energy91 cal5%
Protein1.4 g3%
Carbohydrates7.9 g3%
Fiber1.6 g6%
Fat6 g9%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A114.7 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C23.8 mg59%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.5 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium13.1 mg2%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium15.5 mg4%
Phosphorus34.3 mg6%
Sodium5.5 mg0%
Potassium71.7 mg2%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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