Nutritional Facts of Pyaaz ki Kachori, Calories in Pyaaz ki Kachori

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Pyaaz ki Kachori have?

One Pyaaz ki Kachori gives 186 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 70 calories, proteins account for 11 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 105 calories.  One Pyaaz ki Kachori provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Pyaaz ki Kachori recipe. These kachoris probably originated in Jodhpur but are today popular throughout Rajasthan. Steaming hot Pyaaz ki Kachoris or Aloo Pyaaz ki Kachoris are sold at most 'namkeen' shops in Rajasthan. Like all kachoris, they are eaten with a sweet and spicy tamarind chutney.

Is Pyaaz ki Kachori healthy?

No, this is not healthy.  Made from onions and spices and the dough is made from plain flour and ghee. 

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

What's the problem?

Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Deep fried foods : This kachori is deep fried. Any food that is deep fried is not suitable for healthy living. Your fat levels increase as deep frying increases oil absorption. Also when you use the same oil again for deep frying then smoking point decreases which leads to the development of blue smoke which is not good for health. It also increases inflammation in the body and shuts down the fat burning process.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Pyaaz ki Kachori ?

No, as this is deep fried food.

Can healthy individuals have Pyaaz ki Kachori?

No, as this is deep fried food.

What is a healthier option to Pyaaz ki Kachori?

You can have Zunka recipebaked methi mathrimoong dal dhokla recipechana dal pancakes or bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Methi Mathri, Healthy Jar Snack
Baked Methi Mathri, Healthy Jar Snack

How to burn 186 calories that come from one Pyaaz ki Kachori?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         56  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          19  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         25  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         32  mins

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

Value per kachori% Daily Values
Energy186 cal9%
Protein2.8 g5%
Carbohydrates17.5 g6%
Fiber0.6 g2%
Fat11.7 g18%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A161.8 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.6 mg5%
Vitamin C3.5 mg9%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)5.5 mcg3%
Calcium17.3 mg3%
Iron0.8 mg4%
Magnesium16.9 mg5%
Phosphorus42 mg7%
Sodium4.9 mg0%
Potassium71.7 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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