Nutritional Facts of Nachni Methi Muthia, Calories in Nachni Methi Muthia

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Nachni Methi Muthia have?

One serving ( 4 pieces each weighing 22 grams ) of Nachni Methi Muthia gives 168 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 114 calories, proteins account for 18 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 38 calories.  One serving of Nachni Methi Muthia provides about 8.4 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Nachni Methi Muthia recipe weighs 360 grams,  makes 36 pieces, serves 8, each piece weights 22 grams approx. 

168 calories for 1 serving of Nachni Methi Muthia, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 28.4g, Protein 4.6g, Fat 4.3g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Nachni Methi Muthia.

See Nachni Methi Muthia recipe | ragi palak methi muthiya | red millet dumpling |

nachni methi muthia is a healthy Indian snack made from ragi flour and methi. Learn how to make red millet dumplings.

These super-tasty nachni methi muthias made of nachni, methi and wheat flour pack a lot of good health and energy into their little forms. They make a very satiating snack, which provides the body with enough energy.

Ragi flour ( Nachni flour) : Ragi flour in nachni methi muthia  is high in protein and great source for vegetarians. In addition it's gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart

Nachni Methi Muthia is rich in Phosphorus, Calcium, Fiber, Thiamine, Magnesium. 

Serve these Nachni Methi Muthias immediately with green chutney or you can store them in the fridge for a day.

You will really relish having ragi palak methi muthiya with a cup of hot chaai.

pro tips for nachni methi muthias 1. Add 2 tsp sugar. This will reduce the bitter taste of methi. 2. Add 2 tsp coconut oil or olive oil or oil. Avoid processed seed oils as they are not healthy. You can serve nachni methi muthia with coconut chutney.

Is Nachni Methi Muthia healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. 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.  

2. Methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 

3. Whole Wheat flour : Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food.  Whole wheat flour is rich in Phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially increase red blood cells. See detailed benefits of whole wheat flour and why it's good for you.

4. 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 heartdiabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it. 

What's the problem?

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

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

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss BUT drop the usage of sugar. Ragi flour is gluten freehigh in fiber which in turn is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Spinach is good for the heartdiabetics and eyes.

Can healthy individuals have Nachni Methi Muthia?

Yes. Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander.

Nutritious Green Chutney

Nutritious Green Chutney


Nachni Methi Muthia is rich in below macronutrients, vitamins and minerals given in descending order (highest to lowest). 

  1. Phosphorus Phosphorus works closely with calcium to build bones. 23% of RDA.
  2. Calcium.  See Calcium rich recipes : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults. 21% of RDA.
  3. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains. 21% of RDA.
  4.  Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 20% of RDA.
  5. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium. % of RDA. magnesium rich Indian foods like leafy vegetables (palak, broccoli, kale), pulses ( rajma, chawli, moong ), nuts (walnuts, almonds) , cereals ( jowar, bajra, whole wheat flour, dalia). 19% of RDA.
Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy168 cal8%
Protein4.6 g8%
Carbohydrates28.4 g9%
Fiber5.2 g21%
Fat4.3 g7%
Cholesterol1.2 mg0%
Vitamin A409.2 mcg9%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.1 mg9%
Vitamin C6.3 mg16%
Vitamin E0.2 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)23.8 mcg12%
Calcium124.5 mg21%
Iron2.3 mg11%
Magnesium66.1 mg19%
Phosphorus137.2 mg23%
Sodium14.7 mg1%
Potassium164.1 mg3%
Zinc1 mg10%
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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