Nutritional Facts of Low Calorie Medu Vada, Calories in Low Calorie Medu Vada

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Appe Mould

How many calories does one serving of  Low Calorie Medu Vada have?

One  serving (5 vadas, 18 grams per vada)  of  Low Calorie Medu Vada gives 155 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 100 calories, proteins account for 40 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 16 calories.  One serving  Low Calorie Medu Vada provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

155 calories for 1 servings (5 vadas) of Low Calorie Medu Vada, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 10.1g, Fat 1.6g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Low Calorie Medu Vada.

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low calorie medu vada is a non-fried vada made from urad dal. Learn how to make healthy urad dal vada. 

For most people, urad dal based Medu Vada is a must-have with breakfast. However, the extra calories that come out of deep-frying the batter could be troublesome.

In that case, you can try this Low-Calorie Medu Vada cooked in an appe mould with minimal oil. Keep some hot, steaming Sambhar ready, and dunk the non fried medu vadas in them as soon as they are ready. This is very important, because low calorie medu vadas cooked with less oil tend to harden over time. 

Serving low calorie medu vada  fresh with sambar however is doubly delightful and for chutney try Healthy Coconut Chutney it is equally tasty.

Low Calorie Medu Vada  is rich in Folic Acid, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Fiber, Protein.

Tip for Low Calorie Medu Vada  1. Since urad dal batter is sticky, you will need to dip the spoon in fresh water first. Then take a tablespoon of batter and put it on the appe mould. Keep repeating that when the batter gets sticky to pour.

Is Low Calorie Medu Vada  healthy?

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

Let's understand the ingredients of Low Calorie Medu Vada .

What's good in Low Calorie Medu Vada .

Urad Dal : 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of your daily requirement  of folic acid. 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. It is also high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal

Green Chillies : Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli.

Coconut Oil : Use coconut oil instead of processed seed oils like soyabean oil, canola, sunflower oil, corn oil and other omega-6 rich oils should be used in very low amounts.  Coconut oil is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s).  Unlike other fats, they go directly from the gut to the liver. From here, they are then used as a source of energy. As the calories in MCT’s are used straight away, they are less likely to be stored as fats in the body. MCT's have shown to improve your brain and memory function, they also give a boost to your energy levels and improve your endurance.  The MCT in Coconut oil reduces the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) while increasing the count of HDL cholesterol, maintaining normal blood pressure and good for diabetics. See detailed benefits of coconut oil.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Low Calorie Medu Vada ?

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

Urad dal is also high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes.

Can healthy individuals have Low Calorie Medu Vada ?

Yes, this is good and healthy.

Low Calorie Medu Vada  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 ) 27% of RDA.
  2. Phosphorus Phosphorus works closely with calcium to build bones. 27% 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. 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. 20% of RDA.
  5. 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 ). 18% of RDA.

What is a healthy chutney to have with vada?

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.

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Value per servings (25 vadas)% Daily Values
Energy155 cal8%
Protein10.1 g18%
Carbohydrates25 g8%
Fiber4.9 g20%
Fat1.6 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A25 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)55.4 mcg28%
Calcium64.7 mg11%
Iron1.6 mg8%
Magnesium54.6 mg16%
Phosphorus161.7 mg27%
Sodium16.7 mg1%
Potassium336 mg7%
Zinc1.3 mg13%
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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