Nutritional Facts of Moong Dal and Spinach Idli, Calories in Moong Dal and Spinach Idli

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Moong Dal and Spinach Idli have?

One Moong Dal and Spinach Idli gives 26 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 17 calories, proteins account for 7 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 2 calories.  One Moong Dal and Spinach Idli provides about 1 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Moong Dal and Spinach Idli recipe. Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.

Is Moong Dal and Spinach Idli healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. Made from yellow moong dal, spinach, green chillies and low fat curds.

What's good.

Spinach (Palak) : Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone.  Raw spinach is very rich in insoluble fibre, 25% having soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fiber.  Spinach is good for the heart, diabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it. 

Yellow Moong Dal : The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist.  Fiberpotassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. See here for details of 7 amazing benefits of yellow moong dal

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have  Moong Dal and Spinach Idli ?

Yes, this is a super healthy recipe made with ZERO rice. Perfect for pregnant women also. 

Can healthy individuals have Moong Dal and Spinach Idli?

Yes, a perfect healthy snack or healthy breakfast to have. 

What is a healthy accompaniment to this idli?

Serve it with a healthy sambar or coconut chutney

Coconut Chutney
Coconut Chutney

Moong Dal and Spinach Idli is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Weight Loss

3. Diabetic Snacks

4. Healthy Heart Snacks

5. Pregnancy snacks

6. Kids snacks

How to burn 26 calories that come from Moong Dal and Spinach Idli?

Walking (6 kmph) = 8 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 3 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 3 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 4 mins

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

Value per idli% Daily Values
Energy26 cal1%
Protein1.8 g3%
Carbohydrates4.2 g1%
Fiber0.8 g3%
Fat0.2 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A602.2 mcg13%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C3 mg8%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)22 mcg11%
Calcium17.2 mg3%
Iron0.5 mg2%
Magnesium14.1 mg4%
Phosphorus2.8 mg0%
Sodium8.6 mg0%
Potassium94.8 mg2%
Zinc0.2 mg2%
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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