Nutritional Facts of Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni, Calories in Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni

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How many calories does one Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa have?

One Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa gives 37 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 27 calories, proteins account for 3 calorie and remaining calories come from fat which is 7 calories.  One Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See nachni dosa recipe. Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. 

This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, but tastes fabulous because of the addition of ingredients like onions and a wee bit of green chilli and ginger pastes. 

Is Nachni Dosa healthy? 

Yes, nachni dosa is healthy. Made from nachni, onion, coriander and oil.

Let's understand the ingredients. 

What's good.

Ragi flour ( Nachni flour) Ragi flour is high in protein and great source for vegetarians. In addition its gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart.  Ragi flour creates a much lower surge in sugar levels compared to wheat. Ragi is rich in Magnesium which improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance. A must read for the benefits of ragi to include in your daily diet. 

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

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : 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. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Nachni Dosa ?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Ragi is gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart.  Ragi flour creates a much lower surge in sugar levels compared to wheat. For weight loss, this is a great dosa to have as plain rice has simple carbohydrates. Corainder is  good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics.

Can healthy individuals have Nachni Dosa?

Yes, this is a healthy snack to have as it has ZERO rice. Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander or green chutney recipe.  Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?

Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney

Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney

How to burn 37 calories that come from one Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa?

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

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy37 cal2%
Protein0.7 g1%
Carbohydrates6.7 g2%
Fiber1 g4%
Fat0.9 g1%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A79.5 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C2 mg5%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)2.5 mcg1%
Calcium33.1 mg6%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium12.6 mg4%
Phosphorus27 mg4%
Sodium1.7 mg0%
Potassium43.5 mg1%
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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