Nutritional Facts of Rajasthani Papad ki Churi, Masala Papad Churi, Calories in Rajasthani Papad ki Churi, Masala Papad Churi

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Papad ki Churi have?

One serving of Papad ki Churi gives 221 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 88 calories, proteins account for 36 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 96 calories.  One serving of Papad ki Churi provides about 11 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Papad ki Churi recipeAnother favourite Marwari snack that often accompanies meals. As the name suggests it is a preparation of crushed papads which are tossed in spices and ghee. I have added some Bikaneri bhujia to this recipe to provide extra crunch. Bikaneri papads are a thicker and fierier variety of papads and are better for use in this recipe as they do not get soggy very fast. You will find these at some speciality stores.

Is Papad ki Churi 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.

What's the problem?

Deep fried foods : This bikaneri bhujia 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 Papad ki Churi ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. This bikaneri bhujia 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.

Give me some Healthy snack options.

You can have Baked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe or buckwheat pancake as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Methi Muthias

Baked Methi Muthias

Can healthy individuals have Papad ki Churi ?

No, this is not healthy. 

Papad ki Churi is high in

1. 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.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 221 calories that come from one serving of Papad ki Churi?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 6 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 22 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 29 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 38 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy221 cal11%
Protein9.1 g17%
Carbohydrates22.1 g7%
Fiber5.9 g24%
Fat10.7 g16%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A199.4 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C4.1 mg10%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)9.5 mcg5%
Calcium26 mg4%
Iron1 mg5%
Magnesium25.6 mg7%
Phosphorus40.7 mg7%
Sodium7.1 mg0%
Potassium130.2 mg3%
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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