Nutritional Facts of Churna, Calories in Churna

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one tablespoon of Churna have?

One tablespoon Churna (15 grams) gives 55 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 20 calories, proteins account for 2 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 31.5 calories.  One tablespoon Churna provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

53 calories for 1 tablespoon of Churna, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 5.1g, Protein 0.4g, Fat 3.5g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Churna.

See churna recipe | jaggery coconut accompaniment for dosa | South Indian sweet side dish for dosa | with 10 images.

churna recipe is a sweet South Indian accompaniment. Learn how to make jaggery coconut accompaniment for dosa.

churna recipe is coconut and jaggery, perked up with cardamom, is an all-time favourite in Konkan cuisine, especially as an accompaniment for Neer Dosa.

Not only that, this popular combination known by different names like Churna, Pooran, Poornam, and so on, is popular all over South India and the western coastal regions where coconuts are used abundantly in cooking, and the people have an instinctive liking for it.

This subtly sweet and crunchy churna is not only an enjoyable accompaniment for different types of dosas, it can also be used as a stuffing for Modak, kadubu, poli and other dishes.

Is Churna healthy? 

Yes for healthy individauls and diabetics in limited quantity.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good ?

Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

Benefits of Cardamom, Elaichi : Cardamom has essential oil which is known to be effective is killing bacteria. This antimicrobial power of cardamom helps in relieving some stomach problems like stomachache, cramps, flatulence etc. The sweet yet strong aroma of cardamom makes it perfect to control Halitosis (bad breath). The mineral manganese in cardamom may help in the lower blood sugar levels and good for diabetics. See detailed benefits of cardamom.

What's the problem?

Jaggery (Gur) : When compared to sugar, which provides only empty calories, jaggery is considered to be a superior natural sweetener. Sugar is definitely one of the causes of many chronic diseases, but jaggery too needs to be consumed in moderate amounts. What you would consume is just about a tbsp (18 g) or a tsp (6 g). While those with heart diseases and weight loss can have a dessert made with this quantity of jaggery occasionally as an option to refined sugar, but diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly. Read is jaggery healthy for complete details.

Can Diabetics, Heart patients and over weight individuals have neer dosa?

Yes, but just have upto 2 tsp of this for all. 

Can healthy individuals have Neer Dosa?


Value per cup% Daily Values
Energy53 cal3%
Protein0.4 g1%
Carbohydrates5.1 g2%
Fiber1.1 g4%
Fat3.5 g5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A0 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C0.3 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1 mcg0%
Calcium4.2 mg1%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium2.7 mg1%
Phosphorus21.7 mg4%
Sodium1.7 mg0%
Potassium29.7 mg1%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
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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