Nutritional Facts of Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter), Calories in Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter)

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Khatta Dhokla have?

One  serving (6 pieces of 16 grams each ) of Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter) gives 126 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 50 calories, proteins account for 10.4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 61 calories.  One  serving of Khatta Dhokla provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

126 calories for 1 serving of Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter), Cholesterol 1.2 mg, Carbohydrates 12.5g, Protein 2.6g, Fat 6.8g. 

See instant khatta dhokla recipe | khatta dhokla using idli batter | white dhokla using idli batter | with 20 amazing images.

We have used idli batter to make the instant khatta dhokla recipe. This khatta dhokla using idli batterrequires ZERO fermentation and great to use your left over idli batter. So if you have idli for dinner, next day use the idli batter to make white dhokla for breakfast. 

The ‘khatta’ in the instant khatta dhokla is the dominant flavour of this traditional khatta dhokla and this sourness is brought about by adding a little sour curds. Gujarati’s also call khatta dhokla.

Gujaratis and khatta dhokla go synonymous. White dhokla are popular steamed cakes made using rice and urad dal. Also, there are hundreds of variation to the dhokla recipe, here we have made it instantly by using idli batter and skipping the long fermentation hours and waiting. 

Is Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter) healthy?

Yes and No, depends who is eating it. Khatta dhokla is made from parboiled rice, urad dal, sour curds and Indian spices. 

Let's understand the ingredients of khatta dhokla.

Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of folic acid of your daily requirement of folate.  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. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal

Curd + Low fat Curds, hung 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. Curd is one of the richest sources of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Note that one cup curds gives half cup hung curds. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

What's the problem ?

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. However, parboiled rice is high in carbs and thus not recommended for weight watchers and diabetics. 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?  

Is khatta dhokla safe for diabetics, heart and overweight individuals?

The issue of khatta dhokla is that it uses 1 cup of rice and only 1/2 cup of urad dal in the batter. Hence the carb levels are high. So you may snack on a few pieces at best as this is a steamed Gujarati snack. Make sure you cut your carb levles during the meal and have some vegetables or dal. 

Is khatta dhokla safe for healthy individuals?

Yes, khatta dhokla is safe. Khatta dhokla 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. The bioavailability of proteins and Vitamin B content also increases.

Here are some Healthy Indian dhokla options.

You can have mag ni dal na dhokla | We have got you a very healthy dhokla recipe that is Mag ni dal na dhokla. 'Mag ni dal" is a Gujarati word for Green moong dal. We have made dhokla with mag in dal which has a lot of nutritional values and makes our dhokla super healthy.  Moong dal or green moong dal is rich in Folate , Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells and is pregnancy friendly.

Or try moong dal dhokla recipe as one healthy recipe option. 

Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla

Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla

What is a healthy chutney to have?

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander or green chutney recipe.  Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada.

Green Chutney, How To Make Green Chutney Recipe

Green Chutney, How To Make Green Chutney Recipe

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy126 cal6%
Protein2.6 g5%
Carbohydrates12.5 g4%
Fiber1.1 g4%
Fat6.8 g10%
Cholesterol1.2 mg0%
Vitamin A71.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)11.1 mcg6%
Calcium28.7 mg5%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium3 mg1%
Phosphorus14.2 mg2%
Sodium4.4 mg0%
Potassium73.7 mg2%
Zinc0.5 mg5%
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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