Nutritional Facts of Masala Roti, Calories in Masala Roti

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories one does Masala Roti have?

One Indian Masala Roti ( 40 grams ) gives 60 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 42 calories, proteins account for 12 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 9 calories.  One Masala Roti provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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As the name suggests, these masala rotis are masaledar and delectably spicy! If you want them even spicier, you can add finely chopped green chillies.  

Whole cumin seeds impart taste and crunch to the masala roti, and you can also add carom seeds (ajwain) or sesame seeds for more crunch and taste. Asafoetida, which is faintly noticeable in these masala theplas, is a digestive aid and helps prevent flatulence (gas) and hence used in daily cooking.

Is Masala Roti healthy? 

Yes, masala roti is healthy. Made up of whole wheat flour and soya flour and some Indian spices. 

Whole Wheat flour : 1 cup of whole wheat flour is used for 10 rotis. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

Soya flour : Soya flour reduces the risk of heart disease. 

Turmeric (Haldi) : Haldi is a digestive aid, iron booster and super antioxidant. See here for detailed turmeric benefits

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have masala roti ?

Yes, this is healthy for all. Whole wheat flour used in masala roti is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. With only 60 calories for one masala roti, this is perfect for those with heart issues and weight loss. 

Masala Roti is good for

1. Weight Loss

2. Diabetics

3. Heart Patients

4. Healthy Lifestyle

How to burn 60 calories that come from one Masala Roti ?

Walking (6 kmph) = 18 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 6 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 8 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 10 mins

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




Value per roti% Daily Values
Energy60 cal3%
Protein3 g5%
Carbohydrates10.4 g3%
Fiber2.2 g9%
Fat1 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A50.1 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C0.9 mg2%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)12.7 mcg6%
Calcium15.2 mg3%
Iron0.9 mg4%
Magnesium27.8 mg8%
Phosphorus67.4 mg11%
Sodium3.2 mg0%
Potassium117.8 mg3%
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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