Nutritional Facts of Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Parathas, Calories in Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Parathas

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha have?

One (130 grams) of Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha gives 239 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 134 calories, proteins account for 22 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 85 calories.  One Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha makes 6 parathas of 130 grams each.

239 calories for 1 paratha of Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Parathas, Cholesterol 7.5 mg, Carbohydrates 33.6g, Protein 5.6g, Fat 9.4g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Parathas.

See Chinese lifafa paratha recipe | Chinese stuffed lifafa | Chinese envelope paratha |

Lifafa means envelope, and these lifafa parathas are shaped like envelopes to hold exciting fillings. Learn how to make Chinese lifafa paratha recipe | Chinese stuffed lifafa | paratha |

Chinese envelope Chinese envelope paratha is a soft and scrumptious paratha shaped like a lifafa or envelope to hold the Chinese stuffing inside it and perfectly cook them till golden brown, for a perfect flavour and texture.

This Chinese lifafa paratha is loaded with excitingly flavours and crunchy, colourful veggies perked up with sauces. Chinese stuffed lifafa is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is sure to please everyone at the table.

 Tips to make Chinese lifafa paratha: 1. Make sure to apply the plain flour mixture properly to seal the paratha. 2. Vertically hold the paratha using a tong to cook evenly on all the sides. 3. You can also stuff the paratha with grated mozzarella cheese.

Is Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha healthy?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. But you can make small changes to make it healhier. See below. 

Lets understand the ingredients of Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha.

What's good in this Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha recipes!

Carrots (gajjar) : Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Carrot is great for the eyes.They relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, have fibre and lower cholesterol. Read the 11 super benefiits of carrots and why to include in your daily diet.

Capsicum (Bell Peppers, red, green and yellow capsicum) : Rich in vitamin Ccapsicum protect and maintain the lining of the heart. Low glycemic index (40) colourful capsicum are immune boosters. Colourful capsicums (red, green and yellow capsicum) are not only visually appealing but also good for your eyes too, as they contain antioxidant Lutein, which protects the eye from cataracts and degeneration of the eye. Capsicum is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells in the bone marrow. See detailed benefits of capsicum

Spring Onions : The sulfur compounds in spring onions are known to keep blood pressure under check. Here the sulfur compounds and antioxidant quercetin together help to keep blood sugar levels under control by increasing the production of insulin making it good for DiabeticsSpring onions have also been identified to lower cholesterol levels in the body. The vitamin C also puts you at less risk of heart disease. Being very low in calories and fat and encompassing a basketful of nutrients, they are looked upon as a weight loss vegetable too. See detailed benefits of spring onions

What's the problem ?

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.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha?


Make 2 changes to have Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha in small quantities. 

  1. Use whole wheat flour instead of plain flour.
  2. Skip adding noodles to the paratha.

Can healthy individuals have Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Paratha?

Yes, but use whole wheat flour and whole wheat noodles in the recipe. 

What is a healthy paratha option ?

Healthy paratha recipes like yellow moong dal and spring onion paratha made with whole wheat flour + yellow moong dal. Paushtic parathasGreen Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha recipe are another option. 

moong dal and spring onion paratha recipe | Indian moong dal stuffed paratha | healthy moong dal paratha |

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Value per paratha% Daily Values
Energy239 cal12%
Protein5.6 g10%
Carbohydrates33.6 g11%
Fiber3.2 g13%
Fat9.4 g14%
Cholesterol7.5 mg2%
Vitamin A436.6 mcg9%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.3 mg11%
Vitamin C38.3 mg96%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)13.2 mcg7%
Calcium29.3 mg5%
Iron1.7 mg8%
Magnesium42.2 mg12%
Phosphorus149.9 mg25%
Sodium121.9 mg6%
Potassium147.1 mg3%
Zinc0.6 mg6%
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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