Nutritional Facts of Bhatura ( Bhatura Yeast Free-recipe), Calories in Bhatura ( Bhatura Yeast Free-recipe)

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How many calories does one Bhatura (Yeast Free-recipe) have?

One Bhatura Snack gives 204 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 82 calories, proteins account for 13 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 108 calories. One Bhatura provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See recipe bhatura (yeast free recipe) | yeast free bhatura | Punjabi bhatura without yeast | instant no yeast bhatura |

Punjabi bhatura is a variant of authentic bhatura made with yeast. Learn how to make instant no yeast bhatura. 

To make bhatura (yeast free recipe), combine all the ingredients ( plain flour, curds, baking powder, baking soda and butter)  in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a semi-stiff dough using enough water cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour. Knead the dough well again and divide it into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion of the dough into a 150 mm. (6") diameter circle. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry the bhatura, one at a time on a medium flame, till they puff up and turn golden brown in colour on both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Serve immediately with chole.

Bhatura is one of the most famous breads from Punjab. Bhaturas are served at most Punjabi functions and restaurants and the size of a Bhatura could vary a great deal. At a traditional Punjabi restaurant or get-together you can expect very large Bhatura being fried right there before your eyes in a huge kadhai. The term is most often used together with Chole as 'Chole-Bhatura'. The yeast free bhatura is a delicious fried Indian bread made with the same ingredients as its version with yeast.  

Adding butter to the yeast free bhatura dough makes it softer while the baking soda and baking powder help it to rise and become fluffy. The curd on the other hand helps the Bhatura to rise and adds a slight tangy taste.

The resting time of 1 hour is important for the dough of Punjabi bhatura without yeastto rise and in turn puff up while deep-frying. Remember to serve them immediately, else they might turn chewy. 

Tips for bhatura (yeast free recipe). 1. Ensure the maida is free of lumps and dirt. Sieve it if need be. 2. Baking powder if used from a packet which is unopened or recently opened is the best. 3. These bhaturas are rolled 6” in diameter, almost as big as chapatis. So you will have to use a bigger kadai for deep-frying. 4. Further the quantity of oil will also have to be added accordingly. If the oil is not enough, the bhaturas might puff up well. 

Is Bhatura healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. 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.

2. Butter : Butter contains 80% fats and it comprises of many types of fatty acids. Butter has short chain fatty acids and medium chain fatty acids which are broken down and absorbed into the body directly and go straight to the liver and get converted to fuel to be used by the muscles. Due to this anti-inflammatory effect, it is said to have a positive effect in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Recent research shows that small amounts of butter has positive effects on heart health. So diabetics too can have small quantity of butter and balance it with other types of fats they consume. A tbsp. of butter fulfils 8% of your days requirement of vitamin A. This Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which is essential for glowing skin health and immune function. We suggest you read about butter the super food


What's the problem?

1. Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or use in very small quantities as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood sugar levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe 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.  Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

2. 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. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods 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 then they don't 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. 

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 Bhatura?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe 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.

Can healthy individuals have Bhatura?

This is not healthy. Try and eat a healthy snack as a better option.

Have healthy rotis or parathas.

We suggest a bajra roti, jowar rotiradish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

Jowar Roti

Jowar Roti

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet. 

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

Skip having Indian junk foods like pav bhaji, bata vada, pakoras, gulab jamun as they cause your body to have insulance resistance. The resultant is your body will store more carbohydrates as fats, causing storage of fat in the stomach causing a paunch and slowing down of our fat burning process. So its a bad cyle which causes you more more hunger and fatigue every time you eat junk food. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  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. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. Stress. The easiest way to kill your immune system is chronic stress. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. Workout builds immunity and keeps virus or bugs away. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss, builds immunity and keeps virus or bugs away.

How to burn 204 calories that come from one Bhatura?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hour 1 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 20 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 27 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 35 mins

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

Value per bhatura% Daily Values
Energy204 cal10%
Protein3.3 g6%
Carbohydrates20.6 g7%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat11.9 g18%
Cholesterol4.8 mg1%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A154.9 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0.3 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium19.5 mg3%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium16 mg5%
Phosphorus41.7 mg7%
Sodium16.1 mg1%
Potassium41.8 mg1%
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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