Nutritional Facts of Chapati, Healthy Chapati for Weight Loss, Calories in Chapati, Healthy Chapati for Weight Loss

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does 1 Chapati have?

One Chapati gives 104 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 63 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 33 calories.  One Chapati provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

104 calories for 1 Chapatis, made from 100% whole wheat flour. Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 15.7g, Protein 2.6g, Fat 3.7g. 

See chapati recipe. One of the most famous and versatile of Indian dishes, the chapati is an Indian bread made daily in most Indian kitchens. No meal is complete without chapati and we show you easy it is to make them. All ingredients to make chapati for weight loss  recipe is easily available in Indian kitchens. 

To make whole wheat chapati  recipe, combine the whole wheat flour, oil and salt and knead into a smooth soft dough using enough water. Keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Cover and keep the dough aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll out each portion of the dough into a thin circle. Cook the chapati on a non stick tava and then cook it on an open flame till it puffs up. This is how to make soft chapati.

I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect chapati recipe. 1. For making the chapati dough, take a deep bowl and add the flour to it.We need to take a deep bowl so that the flour and the other ingredients do not fall off while we are mixing or kneading the dough. 2. Some people like their chapatis bland ,so you can even skip adding salt to your chapati dough. 3. Add water little by little. Be careful while adding water.Adding too much of water initially will make it difficult for you to knead. 4. Apply a little oil on the surface of the dough before you keep it for resting, so that it doesn’t become dry. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth. You can also use a food grade quality cling film or a plate to cover the dough. 5. Keep it aside for 15 minutes. This resting period improves the texture of the dough, makes it easier to roll and makes the chapatis softer and fluffier.

Whether they like to have it with subzi and dal, rolled up with grated veggies and cheese, or with a layer of jam, the Chapati is much-loved by kids. Ensure that you make it with good quality whole wheat flour so it is healthy and satiating for your kids.

How many carbohydrates does one roti have ?

Roti has 15.7 grams of carbohydrates which is 63 calories from carbs.

Is Chapati healthy?

Yes, chapati is healthy. Chapati is a staple in every Indian meal and is had with dal, sabzi or achar. The main component of Chapati  is whole wheat flour,  see detailed benefits of whole wheat flour

1. Being low in calories these Chapatis are good for persons on low calorie diet and weight-watchers.

2. Chapatis are excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. 

3. An excellent Antioxidant that whole wheat flour has is Vitamin B1, which will fight against free radicals that do damage to the body.

4. These Chapatis are prepared using half teaspoon of oil per chapati however, you can also prepare these Chapatis without adding oil while kneading if you're on a low-fat diet and need to cut down on extra fat intake.

Chapati + Dal enhances protein value

Combine Chapatis with super healthy dal recipes like palak toovar dalkhatta urad dal recipesuva masoor dal recipehariyali dal recipe and healthy kadhi recipe or Radish Koftas in Kadhi recipe   to make a healthy combination. Note that when you combine any dal with any cereal like bajrajowarragibuckwheatbarley or whole wheat to enhance the protein value

Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)

Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)

Enjoy this Chapati and not worry about putting on weight. Stay lean and happy.  

Chapati is good for

1. Weight Loss

2. Diabetics

3. Heart Patients

4. Healthy Lifestyle


How to burn 104 calories that come from one Chapati?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         31  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          10  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         14  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         18  mins

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

Value per chapatti% Daily Values
Energy104 cal5%
Protein2.6 g5%
Carbohydrates15.7 g5%
Fiber2.6 g10%
Fat3.7 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A30.6 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.9 mg8%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.8 mcg4%
Calcium10.4 mg2%
Iron1.1 mg5%
Magnesium28.6 mg8%
Phosphorus76.9 mg13%
Sodium4.3 mg0%
Potassium68.2 mg1%
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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