Nutritional Facts of Tuppa Dosa, Soft Ghee Dosa, Calories in Tuppa Dosa, Soft Ghee Dosa

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How many calories does one Tuppa Dosa have?

One Tuppa Dosa gives 84 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 50 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 24 calories.  One Tuppa Dosa provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Tuppa Dosa recipe. Tuppa in Kannada means ghee, and that makes the highlight of this recipe obvious! This dosa is a special one, which is often made when there are guests. You can actually smell the ghee from outside the house, and it will make you drool!

Since the batter for this dosa uses more urad than usual dosas, the Tuppa Dosa also turns out soft and fluffy, which makes it doubly delightful.

Is Tuppa Dosa healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Made from rice, urad dal, methi and lots of ghee.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

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

What's the problem?

Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

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

No, as there is usage of rice and lots of ghee. 

Can healthy individuals have Tuppa Dosa?

Not suggested as rice and ghee is used.

What is a healthier option to Tuppa Dosa?

Opt for nachni dosa or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used. Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy84 cal4%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates12.5 g4%
Fiber1.3 g5%
Fat2.7 g4%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A25.5 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)10.1 mcg5%
MINERALS
Calcium11.8 mg2%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium18.7 mg5%
Phosphorus44 mg7%
Sodium3.5 mg0%
Potassium64.2 mg1%
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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