How many calories does one serving of Bohri Khichdi have?
One serving of Bohri Khichdi gives 395 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 215 calories, proteins account for 39 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 132 calories. One serving of Bohri Khichdi provides about 20 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.
See Bohri Khichdi recipe. Cooked rice and dal are layered with a special gravy made with bohri masala, and topped with deep-fried onions. The texture after baking and the confluence of flavours make the bohri khichdi an experience par excellence!
Is Bohri Khichdi healthy?
No, this is not healthy.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
1. Toor Dal (tuvar dal, arhar dal, toovar dal) : Toor dal is rich in proteins, the building block of good health. High in fiber, diabetic and heart friendly. Being an excellent source of folic acid, pregnant women must include toor dal in their daily diet. Being an excellent source of fibre it helps in preventing and relieving gastric problems like constipation. See detailed benefits of toor dal.
2. Onions (pyaz, kanda) : Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin which promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart, diabetics. Read the benefits of onions.
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 Bohri Khichdi ?
No. 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.
Can healthy individuals have Bohri Khichdi ?
No. No, please have a look at the ingredients (rice) and you will undestand the issues involved. We want you to understand the ingredients and what they can do to your body. Once you get that, healthy eating becomes automatic and then comes with that healthy living. All our recipes will have a reason on whether it's good or not. Read that.
Instead, have this brown rice bohri khichdi recipe which is a much healthier option.
Bohri Khichdi is high in
1. Calcium : Calcium is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.
2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells.
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 395 calories that come from Bohri Khichdi?
Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 59 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 40 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 53 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 1hr 8 mins
Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.