Nutritional Facts of Ghee Roast Dosa, Crispy Dosa with Milagai Powder, Calories in Ghee Roast Dosa, Crispy Dosa with Milagai Powder

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How many calories does one Ghee Roast Dosa have?

One Ghee Roast Dosa gives 83 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 17 calories, proteins account for 37 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 29 calories.  One Ghee Roast Dosa provides about 4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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ghee roast dosa recipe | dosa ghee roast | roast dosa Kerala style | ney roast dosa is yet another popular breakfast recipe from the region of South India. Learn how to make roast dosa Kerala style.

To make ghee roast dosa, heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a cloth. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle. Drizzle 1 tsp of ghee evenly over it and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till crisp. Sprinkle 1 tsp of malgapodi powder and spread it evenly using a flat ladle and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Fold over to make a semi-circle or a roll. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 4 more dosas. Serve immediately with coconut chutney and sambhar.

Dosa ghee roast is one of the most popular varieties of dosa in South Indian restaurants. It has the rich aroma of ghee and a wonderful texture that is crisp and golden coloured on the outer side and slightly softer inside. Some restaurants also serve Family Ghee Roast, which stretches from end to end of the table, and the whole family can dig into a single crisp dosa! Oh, what fun!

The success of this roast dosa Kerala style depends on the perfect dosa batter. Most South Indian households always have a batch of dosa batter, while the other in the soaking or blending stage. You can master it too. The proportion of raw rice, parboiled rice and urad dal is to be used very watchfully. Learn how to make the perfect dosa batter.

A sprinkling of malgapodi gives this crisp ney roast dosa a yummy flavour too. This delectable dosa is usually served in the shape of a cone or a roll at restaurants. You can also try other South Indian recipes like Idli Milagai Podi or Poha Dosa.

Poha Dosa, Aval Dosa with Curd

Poha Dosa, Aval Dosa with Curd

Tips for ghee roast dosa. 1. Use melted ghee for cooking this dosa as it is easier to spread. 2. Spread the dosa batter to make a slightly thin dosa and cook the dosa on a medium to high flame to get the perfect crispness.

Is Ghee Roast Dosa healthy?

Yes for some and no for others.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good : dosa is made from dosa batter which includes the below ingredients.

Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of your daily requirement  of folic acid. The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones. It is also high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal

Fenugreek Seeds (Methi Seeds) : 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds soaked overnight and consumed early in the morning on an empty stomach is a remarkable cure to control blood sugar levels for diabetics. Fenugreek seeds have been known to benefit the heart by way of reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. Fenugreek seeds have long been suggested to enhance breast milk production to lactating mums. A teaspoon of fenugreek seeds swallowed with half glass water is also a very well-known home remedy for diarrhoea. See detailed benefits of fenugreek seeds methi seeds.

Ghee : Other than calories and fats, the only nutrients that ghee is rich in are the vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (Vitamin AVitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cell as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow. Ghee is an excellent, high-quality selection medium of cooking because of its high smoke point. As compared to most oils and butter, ghee can handle a smoke point of 230°C, 450°F, thus its less prone to oxidant and destruction of nutrients. Yes, ghee does contain cholesterol, but some amount of cholesterol is needed by the body. Cholesterol has some functions to play too. It is necessary for hormone production, brain function, cell health and lubricating the joints. It is, in reality, a high quality fat for the body and brain. Ghee is loaded with fats but that’s medium chain fatty acids (MCT) which aid in weight loss. Ghee is healthy for daibetics in small amounts. Learn to easily make your ghee at home which is free of preservatives. See benefits of ghee

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?

Parboiled Rice (Ukda Chawal) Parboiled Rice is also known as ukda chawal. The parboiled rice is made with the rice grain soaked, steamed and dried with the hull and finally the hull is removed. In the process of steaming water soluble B Vitamins like thiamineriboflavin and niacin from the bran integrate into the grain, thus making parboiled rice superior to white rice. A smart option to use parboiled rice effectively would be to combine with a pulse to get a high quality protein. A cereal-pulse combo like in case of idli (parboiled rice with urad dal) would serve as a complete protein comprising of all the 9 essential amino acids that your body requires. And then to make up for the fiber, add veggies to your idli and serve it with coconut chutney. Read is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

Poha ( Beaten rice) : Pros for poha. High iron count (2.67 mg in a cup) of poha. Most people prefer eating poha for breakfast. The reason behind it is its high carb count. Poha helps us accomplish nearly 5% of potassium requirement which will control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health and  further aids in controlling blood cholesterol too. Cons. Due to high carb content it is not good source  of diabetic food. With calories to add along with carbs and not much fiber, poha should logically be constrained by those who intend to lose weight. High protein, less carbs and more fiber should be the target of weight watchers. Read is poha healthy?  

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Ghee Roast Dosa?

Dosa is a moderate Glycemic Index recipe. Since, dosa has a high amount of rice which is rich in simple carbohydrates and it is fermented that is - it is pre digested, it does not prove to be a healthy option for diabetics, heart patients and weight watchers. However, this dosa can be had for weight gain.

Diabetics can replace the rice with oats or ragi which will increase the fiber content and make recipes like Healthy Oats Dosa and Nachni Dosa.

Healthy Oats Dosa

Healthy Oats Dosa

Can healthy individuals have Ghee Roast Dosa?

Yes, dosa works for healthy individuals. Dosa is a fermented food which is easy to digest. Fermentation of foods increases the bioavailability of nutrients which helps the body to assimilate more nutrition. The microorganisms break down the complex protein, carbohydrates and fat efficiently thereby helping to assimilate more nutrients from the food. 

Ghee, butter or oil, which to use in making dosa?

Ghee and butter in moderate quantities is healthier option to make dosa. If you want to use oil, use olive oil, canola oil or peanut oil which are rich sources of MUFA which decreases the risk of heart disease as they lower the low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (Bad cholesterol)  in the body.

What to have your dosa with?

Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada or serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney. Don't add potatoes to your dosa as it will increase the carbohydrate content. 

Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney

Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney

One Ghee Roast Dosa is high in

Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. 

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 83 calories that come from one Ghee Roast Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 25 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 8 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 11 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 14 mins

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy83 cal4%
Protein13 g24%
Carbohydrates8 g3%
Fiber0.7 g3%
Fat5.1 g8%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A46.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)4.8 mcg2%
Calcium5.7 mg1%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium1.3 mg0%
Potassium26.1 mg1%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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