Nutritional Facts of Green Peas Paratha, Calories in Green Peas Paratha

by Tarla Dalal

How many calories does one Green Peas Paratha have?

One Green Peas Paratha gives 164 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 99 calories, proteins account for 28 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 41 calories.  One Green Peas Paratha provides about 8 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See green pea paratha recipe |  matar paratha | Indian style stuffed green pea paratha | peas paratha for acidity |

green peas paratha is a filling Indian staple which can be enjoyed hot and fresh, for breakfast or as the main course for lunch or dinner. Learn how to make matar paratha. 

Every other person complains of acidity these days, due to a stressful lifestyle and irregular food habits. However, eating the right foods can keep acidity at bay. Avoid refined foods like maida to make Indian breads and turn to jowar flour or bajra flour or wheat flour in combination with the other 2 flours as we have done in the recipe of peas paratha for acidity.

To make green peas paratha, first make the dough. Sieve both the flours with the salt. Combine the flours and ghee and knead to make a soft dough using enough water. and knead to make a soft dough using enough water. Then make the matar stuffing. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds and fry till they crackle. Add the green chillies and cook for 1 minute. Add the mashed peas and salt and mix well. Cool completely. Divide the dough and stuffing into 4 equal portions. Roll out one portion of the dough into a circle of 75 mm. (3") diameter using flour for rolling. Place one portion of the stuffing in the centre of the circle. Bring together all the sides in the centre and seal tightly. Roll out again into a circle of 150 mm. (6") in diameter, using flour for rolling. Heat non-stick pan and cook each paratha, until both sides are golden brown using ¼ teaspoon of oil.


Make your stomach smile again, with this yummy and healthy Indian style stuffed green pea paratha. Green pea is said to be alkaline, and when combined with wheat flour and jowar flour, it helps to balance the acid-alkaline ratio.  

Go easy on the spices while making matar paratha, to make the job easy for your stomach! Avoid using too much fat for cooking the parathas as that too can aggravate acidity. 

Green peas paratha is also brimming with fibre from the matar, and hence a wise addition to a healthy heartmenu. One stuffed paratha will satiate you at dinner time. Accompany it with a bowl of curd. It is probiotic and soothing to the stomach as well.  

Tips for green peas paratha. 1. As a variant, you can use bajra flour instead of jowar flour in the dough as that too is alkaline. 2. If you do not wish to make stuffed paratha, you can avoid cooking the stuffing and combine all its ingredients (except the ghee) with the flour to make all in one paratha. Adjust salt as per taste then. 

Is Green Peas Paratha healthy? 

Yes, green peas paratha is healthy. Made from green peas, jowar flour, whole wheat flour and Indian spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

Green Peas : 1 cup boiled green peas are used. Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. Is green peas good for diabetics and see full benefits of green peas

Whole Wheat flour : 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour is used. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

Jowar Flour : Jowar flour is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Jowar and all Millets are rich in Potassium. Potassium is critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Hence a good safe food for diabetics but to be had in restricted quantity and safe  for those who want to live and eat healthy. Being high in Fibre, Jowar reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the effects of good cholesterol (HDL). See 17 benefits of jowar and why you should have it.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Green Peas Paratha?

Yes, they can. Green peas are rich in fibre and whole wheat is much superior to use than plain flour. Fibre is good combat against heart diseases. 

What is a healthy accompaniment to this roti?

We suggest you pair it with homemade curds using cows milk or low fat curds, lauki pudine ka raita, mixed veggie raita, low calorie spinach raita or a cucumber and pudina raita.

Low Fat Curds

Low Fat Curds

Can healthy individuals have Green Peas Paratha?

Yes! It's very healthy.  Good to fight immunity due to Vitamin C. Also it provides energy due to Vitamin B12.

What to have with Green Peas Paratha?

Pair the paratha with a bowl of curds or low fat curds as this is a stuffed paratha and quiet filling.

Green Peas Paratha is good for

1. Healthy Lifestyle

2. Weight loss

3. Diabetics

4. Heart Patients

5. Weight Gain

6. Kids

Green Peas Paratha is high in

1. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

2. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

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 164 calories that come from Green Peas Paratha?

Walking (6 kmph) = 49 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 16 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 22 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 28 mins

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


Value per paratha% Daily Values
Energy166 cal8%
Protein6.1 g11%
Carbohydrates27.7 g9%
Fiber6.6 g26%
Fat3.9 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A62.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.7 mg14%
Vitamin C3.4 mg9%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)13.2 mcg7%
Calcium20.6 mg3%
Iron2 mg10%
Magnesium55.2 mg16%
Phosphorus149.1 mg25%
Sodium395.6 mg21%
Potassium112.8 mg2%
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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