Nutritional Facts of Masala Papad, Calories in Masala Papad

by Tarla Dalal
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Course
Dinner

Course
Papads

How many calories does one serving of Masala Papad have?

One serving of Masala Papad gives 38 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 28 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 3 calories. One serving of Green Garlic Chutney provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See recipe Masala Papad

Crunchy and masaledar, this is and ideal starter for serving with any meal! 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 with the standard combo of vegetables and chilli powder, you can exercise your creativity and try adding more finely chopped veggies like capsicum and cucumber, and perhaps even some boiled sweet corn kernels and other spice powders too.

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 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. 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. It also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process.

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

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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One serving of Masala Papad is high in

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.

1. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

2. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

3. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

How to burn 38 calories that come from one serving of Masala Papad?

Walking (6 kmph) = 11 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 4 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 5 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 7 mins

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

Value per papad% Daily Values
Energy38 cal2%
Protein1.6 g3%
Carbohydrates7 g2%
Fiber2.8 g11%
Fat0.3 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A616.8 mcg13%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C44.8 mg112%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)48.1 mcg24%
MINERALS
Calcium82.3 mg14%
Iron1.1 mg5%
Magnesium19.3 mg6%
Phosphorus37.9 mg6%
Sodium21.2 mg1%
Potassium245.6 mg5%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
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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