Nutritional Facts of Masala Papad, Calories in Masala Papad

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How many calories does one Masala Papad have?

One  Masala Papad gives 115 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 40 calories, proteins account for 11 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 64 calories. One serving of Green Garlic Chutney provides about 5.7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

115 calories for 1 papad of Masala Papad, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates10.1g, Protein 2.6g, Fat 7.1g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Masala Papad

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Masala papad is a quick and tasty Indian appetizer made with fried lentil wafers topped with refreshing toppings. Learn how to make masala papad recipe | masala papad 2 ways | roasted masala papad |

Masala papad is a delightful stater that's quick, easy to make and bursting with flavor. Nobody refuses Masala Papad, because it is light and appetizing, ensuring that you have enough place in your tummy for the upcoming meal.

While we have prepared this snack in 2 ways (fried and roasted papad) with the standard combo of delightful crunchy veggies and a special spice mix powder. Crunchy and masaledar, this roasted masala papad is an ideal starter for serving with any meal!

A squeeze of lemon juice and coriander creates a refreshing finish to the dish with a burst of freshness. Masala papad is perfect for satisfying a small hunger pang or as a light and flavorful way to begin a meal.

You can also try other papad recipes like masala khichiya papad recipe or Rajasthani papad ki churi recipe 

pro tips to make masala papad: 1. For even cooking, gently press down on the papads with a slotted spoon while frying. Alternatively, you can use roasted papad for a healthier and quicker option. 2. Masala papad is best enjoyed immediately to maintain its crispiness. The veggies can wilt and soften if left assembled for too long. 3. You can also add a dollop of green chutney and sweet chutney for the added flavour.

Is Masala Papad healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Papad : Papad is made of flours made from dals and so most of them are a good source of protein and fibre. They are free from gluten and thus can be had by people with gluten intolerance.  
It is very high in salt and sodium, hence not advisable for hypertensive people. The spices used to make papad also make them difficult to digest. Further if they are fried, it adds on calories and fat. It is definitely not recommended as a part of daily meal. Moderate intake is fine, but do not over do it. Prefer to roast it occasionally.

2. Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin which promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions.

3. Tomatoes : Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.

4. 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 nutrient 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. 

5. Kashmiri chilli: Like red chillies, Kashmiri chillies also have vitamin C, though in smaller quantites than the fresh red chillies. This helps to boost immunity and improve skin health. They also have minute amounts of copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium and iron along with B vitamins. Small amounts of Kashmiri chilli powder can aid digestion, but more quantity can affect the lining of the digestive tract.

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.


Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Masala Papad?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This Masala Papad 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.

Can healthy individuals have Masala Papad?

No, this is not healthy. 

Give me some Healthy snack options.

You can have Baked methi mathri recipeBaked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

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Value per papad% Daily Values
Energy115 cal6%
Protein2.6 g5%
Carbohydrates10.1 g3%
Fiber2.5 g10%
Fat7.1 g11%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A267.5 mcg6%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.5 mg4%
Vitamin C14.3 mg36%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)26.2 mcg13%
Calcium35.5 mg6%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium9.2 mg3%
Phosphorus20.3 mg3%
Sodium13.3 mg1%
Potassium157.9 mg3%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
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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