Nutritional Facts of Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas, Calories in Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas

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How many calories does One serving of Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas have?

One serving of Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas gives 113 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 74 calories, proteins account for 16 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 23 calories. One serving of Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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winter special - stuffed bajra paneer paratha are a nourishing Indian bread good to bite into. Learn how to make bajra methi paneer paratha for diabetes.

Paneer bajre ka paratha are stuffed with a delicately spiced mixture of paneer and tomatoes. Both paneer and methi are calcium rich with a wealth of fibre from methi. Calcium helps to strengthen bones. Preferably, use fresh home-made paneer made with low calorie milk if you have to restrict the amount of fat intake.

To make bajra methi paneer paratha, first make a soft dough using lightly crushed methi, garlic, bajra flour, salt and low fat curd. For the stuffing combine crumbled paneer, green chilli, turmeric powder, kasuri methi, coriander, tomato and salt. Roll out a portion into a circle of approx. 100 mm. to 125 mm. (4" to 5") diameter. Place a portion of the filling mixture on one half of each rolled circle and fold it over to make a semi-circle. Lift the paratha carefully and place it on a non-stick pan. Using ¼ tsp of oil and cook on both sides till they are golden brown. Serve immediately.

These bajra methi paneer paratha for diabetes are suitable not only for diabetes but also heart patients and healthy individuals. Being cooked with minimal oil, they are absolutely healthy. One stuffed paratha is what we would recommend.

Pregnant women and senior citizens who wish to make up for their daily calcium requirement, can also opt for this winter special - stuffed bajra paneer paratha.

If you wish, do not stuff the paneer bajre ka paratha. Just crumble some paneer and make the bajra and methi rotis. They are yummy on their own too. This is slightly easy to roll and time saving too.

Tips for bajra methi paneer paratha. 1. If you find it difficult to roll the dough, place each portion between two sheets of plastic and then roll out. 2. These parathas have to be cooked on a very slow flame as the rotis are thicker and will take a while to cook.

You can also try other interesting diabetic friendly parathas like Low-Fat Paneer and Green Peas Stuffed Paratha and Yellow Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha.

Is Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas healthy?

Let's understand the ingredients.

Bajra flour Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.  Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet. Bajra is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance which is good for Diabetics and healthy heart but to be had in restricted quantity and had with low fat curds or raita to minimise the carb impact. See here for the 18 benefits of bajra flour and why you should have it.

Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. They are good source of iron which is important for pregnant women as well as other individuals. Iron is a part of hemoglobin in the blood. A deficiency of iron may cause anaemia and that may decrease your work ability and make you fatigue easily. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 

Garlic : Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other viral infections. To boost your immune system have a garlic clove a day. Garlic is a top anti viral food. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and protects our body from damage of free radicals.  Read here for complete benefits of garlic

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. Curd is one of the richest source of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Paneer + Low Fat PaneerPaneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you
Low fat paneer is has all the same nutrients as full-fat paneer, but it is minus the fat. 

Green Chillies : Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli

Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Turmeric helps in digestion of food thus helping to overcome indigestion. Haldi may help in reducing the growth of fat cells in the body. Turmeric, being rich in iron, is highly valuable in the treatment of anaemia and both the root as well as the powder should be a regular part of an anaemic diet. One of the health benefits of turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory property due to the active compound, Curcumin, which helps to relieve inflammation of the joints and thus is a ladder to relieve pain related to arthritis. The curcumin in haldi also helps to ward of the bacteria’s causing cold, cough and throat irritation.  Turmeric benefits in diabetes management by lowering blood glucose levels. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are useful in the treatment of diabetes patients.  It is known to be a good brain food and keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. See here for detailed turmeric benefits

Dried Fenugreek Leaves ( Kasuri Methi) :  Kasuri Methi gives only 4 calories from a tbsp. Dried Fenugreek Leaves is low on carb count. Kasuri Methi adds on some fiber. It is a healthy addition for weight watchersdiabeteshealthy heart, kids, adults, senior citizen and many more. See detailed benefits of dried fenugreel leaves kasuri methi.

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. 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 good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details.  

Tomatoes : Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have bajra methi paneer paratha  ?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet.  Bajra is a great option for those on a gluten free diet.

Can healthy individuals have bajra methi paneer paratha ?

Yes. Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism.


Value per paratha% Daily Values
Energy113 cal6%
Protein4.1 g7%
Carbohydrates18.5 g6%
Fiber3.8 g15%
Fat2.6 g4%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A481.5 mcg10%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C11.9 mg30%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)18.2 mcg9%
Calcium81.6 mg14%
Iron2.2 mg10%
Magnesium44.3 mg13%
Phosphorus81.7 mg14%
Sodium21.9 mg1%
Potassium110.1 mg2%
Zinc0.8 mg8%
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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