Nutritional Facts of Onion Rava Dosa, Calories in Onion Rava Dosa

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How many calories does one Onion Rava Dosa have?

One Onion Rava Dosa gives 172 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 89 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 72 calories.  One Onion Rava Dosa provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Onion Rava Dosa recipe makes 10 dosas.

172 calories for 1 Onion Rava Dosa, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 22.3g, Protein 2.4g, Fat 8g. 

See Onion Rava Dosa recipe. This is a quick-fix dosa that feels special! Yes, we mean it. Although the Onion Rava Dosa does not require any grinding or fermentation, the resulting dosas are so tasty and crisp that you will find it difficult to stop eating. 

The combination of rava and rice flour gives the dosas a special texture, while onions give it a nice succulent crunch. A tempering of cumin seeds, curry leaves and other ingredients boosts the taste and aroma of the Onion Rava Dosa, making sure everybody is at the table even before you announce the meal! 

Serve these dosas right off the tava with sambhar and chutney. Have a go at other dosa treats like the Onion Tomato Rava Uttapa and the Upma Dosa .

Is Onion Rava Dosa healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good?

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) : Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. 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 nutrients 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. 

What's the problem?

Rava (semolina, sooji) :  What's good? Semolina is a fairly good source of Magnesium and phosphorus which is necessary to keep our nervous system healthy and working. What's the issue? Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. For details read is sooji healthy?

Rice flour (chawal ka atta) Rice flour is high in carbohydrates, not a good source of protein. Since it is made from polished rice it has no vitamins and minerals. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics. See full details on is rice flour bad for you

Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for a healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or used in very small quantities as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood sugar levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patientsThe development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage.  Reading is maida good for you to understand fully.

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Onion Rava Dosa ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. Consumption of rice flour can cause inflammtion in your body and not good for heart patients and diabetics.

What are the healthier dosa recipes?

Opt for nachni dosaquinoa dosaoats dosa,  4 Flour Dosa recipespinach dosa  or buckwheat dosa which has ZERO rice used. Serve it with a healthy sambar recipe or coconut chutney. Read which idlis and dosas are healthy?

Buckwheat Dosa

Buckwheat Dosa

Can healthy individuals have Onion Rava Dosa ?

No, this is not healthy. 

How to burn 172 calories that come from Onion Rava Dosa?

Walking (6 kmph) = 52 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 17 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 23 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 29 mins

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

Value per dosa% Daily Values
Energy172 cal9%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates22.3 g7%
Fiber0.7 g3%
Fat8 g12%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A61.2 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C0.7 mg2%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1.2 mcg1%
Calcium6.6 mg1%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium3.2 mg0%
Potassium29.6 mg1%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
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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