Nutritional Facts of Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe, Calories in Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe

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How many calories does one serving of Maharashtrian Pitla have?

One serving of Maharashtrian Pitla gives 458 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 212 calories, proteins account for 70 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 176 calories.  One serving of Maharashtrian Pitla provides about 23 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Is Maharashtrian Pitla healthy?

Yes, its healthy, make small changes for those with health issues. Made from besan, onions, oil and Indian spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also more protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. See detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

Onions : Yes, its a great Anti Oxidant. The phytochemical present in onions along with their Vitamin C help boost your immunity. The chromium in onions help regulate your blood pressure. The sulphur in the onion which brings you tears is actually good for your eyes. Raw onions keep your heart healthy and see here for total benefits of onions

Is Maharashtrian Pitla safe for diabetics, heart and overweight individuals?

Yes, this is safe for all to eat. Please cut the oil usage by half for the recipe. Note that this is a meal by itself when paired with whole wheat roti.

Is Maharashtrian Pitla safe for healthy individuals?

Yes, this is safe for all to eat. Besan is a complex carb with more protein for vegetarians. 

Maharashtrian Pitla is good for

1. Healthy Lifestyle
2. Healthy weight gain
3. Diabetics
4. Cardiac patients
5. Kids
6. Pregnancy
7. Builds immunity
What to have Maharashtrian Pitla with ? 

Traditionally it's had with rice bhakri. We would suggest have it whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

Roti ( How To Make Soft Roti Or Phulka Or Chapati)
Roti ( How To Make Soft Roti Or Phulka Or Chapati)

Maharashtrian Pitla is high in

1. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.
2. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.
3. Iron Iron is essential in the chemical reactions that produce energy from foods. Eat more greens and garden cress seeds to prevent you from being anaemic. Here are the top 7 sources of iron rich foods
4. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.
5. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 
6. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 
7.  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.
8. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. 
Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 458 calories that come from one serving of Maharashtrian Pitla?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 17 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 46 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 1 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 19 mins

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


Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy458 cal23%
Protein17.5 g32%
Carbohydrates52.9 g18%
Fiber12.9 g52%
Fat19.6 g30%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A448.5 mcg9%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.4 mg40%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)2.1 mg17%
Vitamin C8.6 mg22%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)124.8 mcg62%
Calcium66.9 mg11%
Iron4.6 mg22%
Magnesium112.7 mg32%
Phosphorus290 mg48%
Sodium63.1 mg3%
Potassium640 mg14%
Zinc1.5 mg15%
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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Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe
 on 05 Jan 21 07:08 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
05 Jan 21 07:26 PM
Maharashtrian Pitla, Pitla Recipe, Besan Pitla Recipe
 on 05 Sep 20 07:58 PM

Can you mention in all recipes how much is one serving size(in grams), otherwise the information on calories is too confusing.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Krutik, we don''t weigh the weight of the food we cook. We estimate the amount a serving size is. The key to take from the analysis of a recipe is if it''s healthy and fits into your lifestyle. When in doubt, eat less of that recipe. We present the facts as we see it. It has taken several years of research to create a detailed database of Indian foods to present to all our members are we love health. From our humble experience don''t get into weighing your food. That will just create stress to you and that itself will lead to stopping the fat burning process. Hope this answers some questions.
24 Sep 20 09:11 AM