Nutritional Facts of Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi), Calories in Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi)

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How many calories does one serving of Methi Pitla have?

One serving of Methi Pitla gives 295 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 164 calories, proteins account for 54 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 77 calories.  One serving of Methi Pitla provides about 15 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Methi Pitla recipe.

Methi Pitla is a tasty and famous Maharashtrian dish which is made of mainly besan.

 Is Methi Pitla healthy? 

Yes, Methi pitla is very healthy. Made of besan, methi, onions and Indian spices. This Maharashtrian dish is had for lunch or dinner and is a one dish meal. 

Let's understand the ingredients of methi pitla. 

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. 

Methi (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in calorie, powerful antioxidant, cures mouth ulcers. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. See all benefits of methi leaves.

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 defense 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 sulfur 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

What is a healthy accompaniment with methi pitla? 

Methi Pitla is traditionally had with bhakri or whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

Is Methi pitla  good for diabetics, heart patients and those overweight? 

 Methi Pitla is made of all healthy ingredients and will not raise your blood sugar levels. Diabetics can safely have it and it forms a meal by itself. For those on weight loss, cut the amount of fat used in the Bhakri recipe. 

Methi Pitla – An Iron Treat to Keep Anaemia at Bay.   A serving of Methi Pitla provides 4.1 mg of iron, which is 20% of your day’s requirement. This much iron is good to boost your hemoglobin levels and prevent or overcome anaemia. Good levels of iron in the body ensure a proper supply of blood to all cells, tissues and organs of the body, as hemoglobin is a carrier of oxygen in our body. Along with iron, this recipe abounds in B vitamins from besan too. These B vitamins are a must for many chemical reactions and metabolism in the body. Enjoy this methi pitla with whole-wheat chapatis to square up your meals. This will help to meet your caloric and protein requirement too.

Methi pitla is good for

1. Weight Loss

2. Diabetics

3. Heart Patients

4. Healthy Lifestyle

5. Pregnant Women

Methi Pitla is high in

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

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

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

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. 

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 295 calories that come from Methi Pitla?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 29 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 30 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 39 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 51 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy299 cal15%
Protein13.9 g25%
Carbohydrates41.7 g14%
Fiber10.8 g43%
Fat8.6 g13%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A372 mcg8%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.3 mg30%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.7 mg14%
Vitamin C11.2 mg28%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)103 mcg52%
Calcium92.2 mg15%
Iron4.1 mg20%
Magnesium95.3 mg27%
Phosphorus229.2 mg38%
Sodium54.6 mg3%
Potassium498.7 mg11%
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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