How many calories does one Aloo Gobi Ka Paratha have?
One Aloo Gobi ka Paratha gives 244 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 94 calories, proteins account for 13 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 140 calories. One Aloo Gobi ka Paratha provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Aloo Gobi ka Paratha recipe. Everyone loves the traditional Aloo ka Paratha and a lot of us thoroughly enjoy the occasional Gobi ka Paratha. The Punjabis in their ingenious way have invented this delectable combination that everyone can enjoy.
Boiled and mashed aloo and Gobi are combined with the essential Punjabi masalas to create this wonderful Punjabi Paratha. Using whole-wheat flour instead of plain flour or Maida makes this Parathas healthy and tasty.
Only a little oil has been used to cook the Parathas but for those of you who want experience Punjabi food in all its glory, adding a dollop of ghee or fresh Homemade White Butter would be a great option!
Is Aloo Gobi ke Parathe healthy?
The Punjabis love thier aloo paratha and aloo gobi paratha. The paratha is normally made with plain flour but we have used the healthier option of whole wheat flour. But Aloo gobi paratha is not healthy due to use of potatoes.
Lets understand the ingredients of the recipe.
Whole Wheat flour : 1 cup of whole wheat flour is used. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.
Cauliflower : Cauliflower is extremely low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup Cauliflower provides you 100% of your daily recommended allowance of Vitamin C. Rich in Antioxidant and read here for detailed benefits of cauliflower.
What's the problem?
Potatoes (Aloo) : This recipe uses 1 cup boiled potatoes. 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.
So aloo gobi paratha is not healthy.
It does not support a healthy lifestyle as potatoes is the issue. Have this recipe as a cheat meal or best had for breakfast as you will burn the calories off easier in the morning.
Healthy option to Aloo gobi paratha :
Change the stuffing of aloo gobi paratha. Remove the aloo and replace it with paneer. Try this healthy Spinach paneer paratha made with whole wheat flour.
Spinach and Paneer Paratha
What is a healthy accompaniment to Parathas?
We suggest you pair it with homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curds or or a low fat cucumber raita.
Low Fat Curds
Aloo Gobi ke Parathe 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 244 calories that come from one Aloo Gobi ka Paratha?
Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 13 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 24 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 33 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 42 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.