Nutritional Facts of Jaggery Dosa, Calories in Jaggery Dosa

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How many calories does one Jaggery Dosa have?

One Jaggery Dosa gives 112 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 74 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 32 calories.  One Jaggery Dosa provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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jaggery dosa is a sweet South Indian style dosa which can be served as a Breakfast or Evening Tea SnacksLearn how to make instant wheat flour jaggery dosa. 

To make jaggery dosa, combine jaggery, rice flour, whole wheat flour, cardamom powder and coconut in a deep bowl, add 2 cups of warm water and mix well using a whisk to form a batter of the pouring consistency. Cover with a lid, keep aside for 10 minutes and mix very well. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using a little ghee. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it evenly in a circular motion to make 200 mm. (8”) diameter round circle. Smear a little ghee over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns brown in colour from both the sides. Fold it over to make a semi-circle. Serve immediately.


Easy and quick vella dosa made with a combination of flours and jaggery, perked up with grated coconut and spiced up with cardamom! The pleasantly sweet aroma of the dosa being cooked on the hot tava is sure to bring all the family members on the dining table.  

An easy-to-prepare yet rich preparation, this Indian style rice jaggery dosa is only mildly sweet, so can be served as a teatime snack. This is fit for even a grand dinner menu if you could make a nice sweet and savoury dosa platter by serving this with regular dosa, masala dosa or uttapa.

One good thing about the instant wheat flour jaggery dosa is that it does not require any fermentation, so you can make it quickly anytime you need – say, when your kids come back home hungry. 

Is Jaggery Dosa healthy?

No this is not healthy. Made from rice flour, whole wheat flour, jaggery, coconut and cardamom. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

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.

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.  

What's the problem?

Rice flour (chawal ka atta) Rice flour is high in carbohydrates, not a good source of protein. Since it is made from polished rice it has no vitamins and minerals. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics. See full details on is rice flour bad for you

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  Jaggery Dosa ?

No, as there is usage of rice flour and jaggery which leads to very high carbs. 

Can healthy individuals have  Jaggery Dosa?

No, it you want to live a healthy lifestyle.

What is a healthier option to  Jaggery Dosa?

Opt for nachni dosa or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used. Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney

Buckwheat Dosa

Buckwheat Dosa

How to burn 112 calories that come from Jaggery Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 34 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 11 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 15 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 19 mins

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy112 cal6%
Protein1.8 g3%
Carbohydrates18.6 g6%
Fiber1.7 g7%
Fat3.6 g5%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A22.8 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)4.3 mcg2%
Calcium10.9 mg2%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium16.9 mg5%
Phosphorus50.9 mg8%
Sodium2.5 mg0%
Potassium45 mg1%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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