Nutritional Facts of Bhaat Na Poodla ( Gujarati Recipe), Calories in Bhaat Na Poodla ( Gujarati Recipe)

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How many calories does one Bhaat Na Poodla have?

One Bhaat Na Poodla gives 177 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 88 calories, proteins account for 17 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 72 calories. One Bhaat Na Poodla provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Bhaat Na Poodla is a wonderful Indian pancake made with mashed leftover rice, whole wheat flour, besan, curds and spices.

Bhaat Na Poodla tastes best when cooked patiently till crisp. Coriander, normally treated as a simple garnish, plays a greater role in this recipe as it imparts the dominant flavour and colour.

Notes and tips on bhaat na pudla recipe. 1. Mash rice using your fingers or the back of a spoon/fork. If you are using refrigerated rice and they are not soft, then sprinkle little water and microwave them for a minute. 2. Besan or gram flour acts as a binding agent, bringing together all the ingredients easily for making Bhaat na Poodla. 3. Add curd in the same bowl. They help in making the Bhaat na Poodla soft. 4. Using approx. ¾ cup of water, make the rice pancake batter. Mix well to form a thick pouring consistency batter. 5. Pour a ladleful of the batter on a non stick tawa. Press gently with the help of the back of the spoon and spread to make a 100 mm. (4") diameter circle.

Have Bhaat Na Poodla as a snack or as a one-dish meal. At Gujarati homes, Bhaat Na Poodla is had for breakfast with Green Chutney or ketchup.

Is Bhaat Na Poodla healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bonesVitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed 11 benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

2. Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you.

3. 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

4. Hing ( Asafoetida) : The active compound 'coumarin' helps in managing blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Asafoetida is known to have anti-bacterial properties, which helps to keep asthma at bay. Asafoetida is an age-old remedy for bloating and other stomach problems like flatulence. The best solution is to gulp down little hing with water or dissolve it in water and sip it. It can also be used along with curd or almond oil as a hair mask. It helps to prevent dryness of hair and smoothen as well as strengthen hair.

5. Kashmiri chilli: Like red chillies, Kashmiri chillies also have vitamin C, though in smaller quantites than the fresh red chillies. This helps to boost immunity and improve skin health. They also have minute amounts of copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron along with B vitamins. Small amounts of Kashmiri chilli powder can aid digestion, but more quantity can affect the lining of the digestive tract.

6. 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. 

7. 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. 

8. 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

What's the problem?

1. 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. Moreover it is gluten free. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. But rice is a good source of protein and B vitamins. 

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. However if rice is combined with high protein or high fibre foods, the glycemic load can be balanced. Thus its combo is a better choice as we have done in the recipe of panch dhan khichdi and toovar dal khichdiSee details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

2. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Bhaat Na Poodla?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. We would like diabetics, weight loss and heart patients avoid rice. 

Rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels.

Can healthy individuals have Bhaat Na Poodla?

Yes, this is healthy in small amounts.

What are the healthier breakfast recipes?

Opt for Indian Oats Pancake with Jowarnachni dosaquinoa dosaoats dosa,  4 Flour Dosa recipespinach dosa  or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used.

Indian Oats Pancake with Jowar

Indian Oats Pancake with Jowar

Healthy Chutney to have

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander, lehsun ka chutneygreen garlic chutney or green chutney recipe.  Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada.

Nutritious Green Chutney

Nutritious Green Chutney

One Bhaat Na Poodla is high in

1. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

3. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

4. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.

5. Phosphorus Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

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 177 calories that come from one Bhaat Na Poodla Rice?

Walking (6 kmph) = 53 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 18 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 24 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 30 mins

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

Value per poodla% Daily Values
Energy177 cal9%
Protein4.3 g8%
Carbohydrates21.9 g7%
Fiber2.9 g12%
Fat7.9 g12%
Cholesterol1.2 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A129.1 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C1 mg2%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)21.3 mcg11%
MINERALS
Calcium26.8 mg4%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium35.3 mg10%
Phosphorus86.2 mg14%
Sodium12.5 mg1%
Potassium118.5 mg3%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
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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