Nutritional Facts of Doodhi Theplas, Calories in Doodhi Theplas

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How many calories does one Doodhi Theplas have?

One Doodhi Theplas gives 65 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 49 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 6 calories.  One Doodhi Theplas provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Gujaratis love thepla and it is an important part of Gujarati food habits. lauki thepla are an inherent part of Gujarati meals, and are used for regular meals, travelling and for picnics! When you anticipate a busy fortnight, you can make a large batch of theplas and keep them in stock and relish with curds and chunda or bateta chips nu shaak.

We have created a healthy doodhi thepla that is full of proteincalcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by reducing the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. Here, we have made thepla using doodhi “ doodhi thepla”.

With just handful of ingredients that are easily available in our kitchen shelves, this doodhi thepla is so tasty because of the perfectly flavored dough. Method to make doodhi thepla is very quick and simple as very few ingredients are used. All you need to do is knead a soft dough using whole wheat flour, grated bottle doodhi, low- fat curd, turmeric and red chilli powder and very little oil so that the dough doesn’t dry out. Further, divide the dough roll into small chapatti and cook using very little oil. This doodhi theplas are made using minimum and very little oil. We have used whole wheat flour for making thepla as it has ample of health benefits. Next, doodhi helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart and they're onwards to all parts of the body. It helps prevent acidity and good for diabetics. Curd in the recipe makes the lauki thepla soft, we have used low-fat curd as this is a healthy recipe.

lauki thepla also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for a couple of days without refrigeration and also beautifully complement a hot cup of Masala tea . Also, the addition of curd in the dough is skipped while making thepla for travelling. Cool them completely and store them in an air-tight container or cover with an aluminum foil. Be generous with the oil while cooking, or you might end up with dry and hard doodhi theplas.

healthy doodhi thepla is made from healthy ingredients like lauki, whole wheat flour and curd. With extremely low levels of sodium, doodhi is highly suitable for those with high BP. It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart and they're onwards to all parts of the body.

This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for a couple of days without refrigeration.

Is Doodhi Theplas healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Doodhi (bottle gourd, lauki) : With extremely low levels of sodium, this doodhi is highly suitable for those with high BP. It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart and they're onwards to all parts of the body. It helps prevent acidity and good for diabetics. See the 10 benefits of bottlegourd article for complete information.

2. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

3. 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.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Doodhi Theplas?

Yes, this is healthy. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. With extremely low levels of sodium, this doodhi is highly suitable for those with high BP. It helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure and ensures a proper blood flow to heart

Can healthy individuals have Doodhi Theplas?

Yes, this is healthy. 

What is a healthy accompaniment to this thepla?

We suggest you pair it with homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curds or or a low fat cucumber raita.  

Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk

Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk

One Doodhi Theplas is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Healthy heart rotis

3. Diabetics with heart issues

4. Diabetic rotis 

5. High fibre to lower cholesterol

6. Low cholesterol rotis

7. High fibre for kids

One Doodhi Theplas is high in

1. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

2. Phosphorus Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones.

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 65 calories that come from one Doodhi Theplas?

Walking (6 kmph) = 20 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 7 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 9 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 11 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy65 cal3%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates13.1 g4%
Fiber2.2 g9%
Fat0.7 g1%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A20.4 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C0.5 mg1%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)6.5 mcg3%
MINERALS
Calcium19.4 mg3%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium25.4 mg7%
Phosphorus63.9 mg11%
Sodium6.9 mg0%
Potassium60.5 mg1%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
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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