Nutritional Facts of Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe), Calories in Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Lachko Dal  have?

One serving (145 grams) of Lachko Dal  gives 184 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 112 calories, proteins account for 37 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 36 calories.  One serving of Lachko Dal  provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Lachko Dal recipe makes 580 grams, serves 4 with a serving of 145 grams.

184 calories for 1 serving of Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe), Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 27.9g, Protein 9.2g, Fat 4g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Lachko Dal ( Gujarati Recipe).

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lachko dal recipe is a is a very traditional sweet Gujarati dish. Learn how to make  traditional Gujarati lachko dal.

Lachko dal is a feel-good dish in every respect, and usually features along with osaman in a Gujarati menu

This sweet and thick yellow dal, lachko dal made with toovar dal is generally served with rice as well as oodles of ghee to add to the aroma and flavour. The lachko dal and rice combo is similar to the Maharashtrian varan bhaat.

lachko dal is a comfort food for many who are suffering from some illness that you can enjoy with rice and with some ghee.. What's even better is that this is a healthy lachko dal recipe.  

This lachko dal has no spices but still the taste is so amazing that you would definitely prepare it and I served it to my babies when they were 7 months and up. They lovelachko dal and a great way to introduce them to some protein from toovar dal.

Is Lachko Dal healthy?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss.

Lets understand the ingredients of Lachko Dal.

What's good in this Lachko Dal recipes!

Toor Dal (tuvar dal, arhar dal, toovar dal) : Toor dal is rich in proteins, the building block of good health. It is High in fiber and diabetic and heart friendly also. Being an excellent source of folic acid, pregnant women must include toor dal in their daily diet. Being an excellent source of fibre it helps in preventing and relieving gastric problems like constipation. See detailed benefits of toor dal

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

Benefits of Cumin Seeds ( jeera) : The most common benefit of jeera known to many is to soothe the stomach, intestine and the entire digestive tract. Cumin seeds are apparently a very good source of iron. A tbsp. of cumin seeds can fulfil nearly 20% of days iron requirement. Even small quantity of cumin seeds has huge amounts of calcium – a bone supporting mineral. They aid is digestion, weight loss and help reduce inflammation. See detailed benefits of cumin seeds, jeera

Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Turmeric helps in digestion of food thus helping to overcome indigestion. Haldi may help in reducing the growth of fat cells in the body. Turmeric, being rich in iron, is highly valuable in the treatment of anaemia and both the root as well as the powder should be a regular part of an anaemic diet. One of the health benefits of turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory property due to the active compound, Curcumin, which helps to relieve inflammation of the joints and thus is a ladder to relieve pain related to arthritis. The curcumin in haldi also helps to ward of the bacteria’s causing cold, cough and throat irritation.  Turmeric benefits in diabetes management by lowering blood glucose levels. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are useful in the treatment of diabetes patients.  It is known to be a good brain food and keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. See here for detailed turmeric benefits


What's problem in this Lachko Dal recipes!

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 Lachko Dal?

Yes, they can. It is  good for healthy heart, diabetes and weight loss but conditions apply.

1. Since jaggery used is in small quantity, the recipe can be had by all.

2. Ghee is healthy and used in small amounts.

Lachko Dal  is rich in below macronutrients, vitamins and minerals given in descending order (highest to lowest). 

  1. Folic Acid (Vitamin B9): Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy. Folic acid rich Indian foods (kabuli chana, chana dal, yellow moong dal, urad dal, tooval dal, til ) 21% of RDA.
  2. Phosphorus Phosphorus works closely with calcium to build bones. 21% of RDA.
  3. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 20% of RDA.
  4. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. Have protein rich Indian foods like paneer, curd, Greek yoghurt, tofu, almonds, sprouts, chana, rajma, chick peas, quinoa, buckwheat ). 17% of RDA.
  5. 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. 15% of RDA.


Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy184 cal9%
Protein9.2 g17%
Carbohydrates27.9 g9%
Fiber3.7 g15%
Fat4 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A83.4 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.2 mg10%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)42.2 mcg21%
Calcium33.5 mg6%
Iron1.2 mg6%
Magnesium36.9 mg11%
Phosphorus126.4 mg21%
Sodium11.7 mg1%
Potassium452.6 mg10%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
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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