Nutritional Facts of Rasgulla Mithai, Bengali Style Rasgulla, Calories in Rasgulla Mithai, Bengali Style Rasgulla

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Rasgulla have?

One Rasgulla gives 106 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 59 calories, proteins account for 10 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 30 calories.  One serving of Rasgulla provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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rasgulla is a milk based popular Indian dessert orginated from Bengal yet equally loved all over India. rasgulla are served along with syrup and even cooked in the same sugar syrup. Ras stands for syrup and gulla stands for balls. 

rasgulla is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgulla. 

Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas---from the amount of lemon juice used and the lump-free kneading of the chenna, to the consistency of the sugar water.

Chhena is coagulated milk which acts a base for rasgulla. When you make rasgulla make sure to use and prepare fresh chhena, as making it in advance and storing it the refrigerator will change the texture of the rasgulla sweet.

Notes and tips to make the perfect Bengali rasgulla recipe. 1. Bengali rosgulla is made using chenna. To make chenna at home, heat the cow’s milk and buffalo’s milk in a broad and deep non-stick pan and bring it to a boil. If buffalo’s milk is not available you can make the recipe using 5 cups of cow’s milk. Ideally, cow’s milk gives best result as it has less fat comparatively and the formation of malai (milk granules) is lesser. Keep stirring in between so that milk does not get stick to the bottom of the pan and get burnt. 2. To make soft, spongy rasgulla at home, put 5 cups of water in a steamer or a pressure cooker. For an added flavor, you can add some cardamom pods in sugar syrup. Make sure to have enough room for chenna balls to submerge completely and swell double or triple in size while boiling. 3. Do not hang the chenna for more than 30 to 45 minutes or else the chenna will be completely dry and rasgulla will turn hard. 3. Knead until the chenna is smooth, free of lumps and has no milk granules. If the chenna is not smooth the rosogulla may turn hard. Don’t over knead or else there will be no moisture and rasgullawill develop cracks. 4. Remove Bengali rasgulla gently into a bowl. They will shrink a little after switching off the flame but it is normal. Before removing them if you wish to check if the rasgullasare cooked , or not drop a rasgulla in a glass of fresh water. It will sink to the bottom if done or else it will float on top if it is raw from inside.  

So, follow instructions perfectly and you will end up with praise-worthy rasgullas. Once you get the hang of it, rasgulla becomes quite easy and you will be game to make it very frequently!

Do try other popular Bengali sweets like Chum Chumand Lebu Sandesh.

Is Rasgulla healthy?

No Rasgulla is not healthy as it has sugar. Rasgulla is a famous Bengali sweet and relished all over India. The art lies in making the perfect chenna and you will get super soft Rasgullas.

Rasgulla is made of milk and sugar. We have used 2 kinds of milk in making the chenna. Cows milk which gives softness to the rasgulla and is lower in fat and then we have the full fat buffalo milk.

Let's understand the ingredietns in Rasgulla. 

What's good in Rasgulla?

Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. Milk low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs. Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk.

What's the problem in Rasgulla?

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammtion 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. 

Rasgulla is not a healthy sweet and best eaten as a cheat meal. Highly not recommended for diabetics, heart patients or weight loss. While one Rasgulla is only 106 calories, the issue is the quality of calories you put into your body. You are healthier by choosing healthier options.  

What is a healthy Bengali sweet atlernate to Rasgulla?

Yes, the most logical option is to replace the full fat milk and sugar in the recipe. So we have Chocolate Sandesh to suggest which is made from low fat paneer and sugar substitute which has no calories. You have cut the fat levels and this recipe can be had in moderation by diabetics and heart patients. There is only 48 calories in chocolate sandesh ! Enjoy your dessert.

Chocolate Sandesh
Chocolate Sandesh

8 Pointers to Go Healthy and Stay Healthy

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. 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. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The 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. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym.

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover.


How to burn 106 calories that come from one serving of Rasgulla?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         32  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          11  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         14  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         18  mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy106 cal5%
Protein2.4 g4%
Carbohydrates14.8 g5%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat3.3 g5%
Cholesterol5 mg1%
Vitamin A66.6 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C2 mg5%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)4.6 mcg2%
Calcium105.1 mg18%
Iron0.1 mg0%
Magnesium6.5 mg2%
Phosphorus69 mg12%
Sodium28.8 mg2%
Potassium79.5 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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Rasgulla Mithai, Bengali Style Rasgulla
 on 08 Aug 20 11:57 PM

It will be more useful the amount of gm included in each serving of food item.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Satya, we don''t weigh the weight of the food we cook. We estimate the amount a serving size is. The key to take from the analysis of a recipe is if it''s healthy and fits into your lifestyle. When in doubt, eat less of that recipe. We present the facts as we see it. It has taken several years of research to create a detailed database of Indian foods to present to all our members are we love health. From our humble experience don''t get into weighing your food. That will just create stress to you and that itself will lead to stopping the fat burning process. Hope this answers some questions.
09 Aug 20 11:40 AM