Nutritional Facts of Kothimbir Vadi, Calories in Kothimbir Vadi

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Kothimbir Vadi have?

One serving ( 5 slices of 10 grams each) of Kothimbir Vadi  gives 194 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 73.6 calories, proteins account for 15 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 33 calories.  One serving of Kothimbir Vadi provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Kothimbir Vadi makes 22 sclies of 10 grams each which serves 4 with 5 slices per serving.

194 calories for 1 serving of Kothimbir Vadi, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 26.8g, Protein 8.2g, Fat 6g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Kothimbir Vadi.

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kothimbir vadi recipe | Maharashtrian tea time snack | crispy Indian kothimbir vadi is a snack which is guaranteed to please your taste buds. Learn how to make Maharashtrian tea time snack.

To make kothimbir vadi, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well to form a dough using approx. ¼ cup of water. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions and shape each portion into a cylindrical roll of approximately 150 mm. (6") thick roll. Roll the rolls into sesame seeds till they are evenly coated from all the sides. Arrange the rolls on a greased sieve and steam in a steamer on a high flame for 14 to 15 minutes. Remove and keep aside to cool completely. Once cooled, cut into 3/4” slices. Heat the oil in deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few slices, at a times on medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Serve immediately with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

This famous Maharashtrian tea time snack, with the dominant flavour of coriander, is sure to steal your hearts with its irresistible aroma, tongue-tickling taste and lovely crunch. The interplay of Indian spice powder along with tamarind pulp leaves an enticing mild tangy flavour.

It is amazing how a selection of simple everyday ingredients and an even simpler method of preparation can result in such a brilliant snack. What sets the crispy Indian kothimbir vadi apart from many other deep-fried snacks prepared all over the country is that the besan dough for preparing this is first steamed before being sliced and deep-fried. This gives it a wonderful texture, which is soft inside and crisp outside, as well as an intense flavour without any rawness.

Enjoy kothimbir vadi fresh off the kadhai, after draining the oil well with green chutney and tomato ketchup.

Is Kothimbir Vadi healthy?

No, as this recipe is deep fried.

What's good.

Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrients which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

What's the problem ?

Deep fried foods : This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process. Most diseases from heart, to cardio vascular, diabetes, parkinsons, alzheimer, cancer and obesity result when the cells get inflamed and then they don't function correctly. Inflammation in the arteries can cause heart attacks. So your diet should contain foods that fight inflammation in the body. That's how your body gets healthier by eating the right stuff. NOTE. 5 gm per big puri (45 calories of unhealthy fat)  or samosa of oil is consumed on deep frying.  2.5 g per small one.

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 inflammation in your body and is not good for heart patients and diabetics. See full details on is rice flour bad for you

 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Kothimbir Vadi  ?

No. 

This recipe is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. Processed food, Deep Fried Foods also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process.

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 inflammation in your body and is not good for heart patients and diabetics.

Here are some Healthy Indian snack options.

You can have Baked Samosa with mixed sprouts, Matarsutir Kachori,  Oats Moong Dal TikkiBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipeMag Ni Dal Na Dhoklamoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe , baked palak jowar murukku, mini jowar pancakes, oats upma, baked sev , baked whole wheat puris, paneer pudina tikki or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

baked methi muthia recipe | healthy baked muthiya | baked fenugreek dumplings |

baked methi muthia recipe | healthy baked muthiya | baked fenugreek dumplings |

Value per slice% Daily Values
Energy194 cal10%
Protein8.2 g15%
Carbohydrates26.8 g9%
Fiber6.6 g26%
Fat6 g9%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A909.7 mcg19%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.4 mg12%
Vitamin C21.6 mg54%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)60.6 mcg30%
MINERALS
Calcium138.6 mg23%
Iron2.8 mg13%
Magnesium84.8 mg24%
Phosphorus162.1 mg27%
Sodium95.9 mg5%
Potassium289.3 mg6%
Zinc1.8 mg18%
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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