Nutritional Facts of Rice and Moong Dal Idli, Calories in Rice and Moong Dal Idli

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How many calories does one Rice and Moong Dal Idli have?

One Rice and Moong Dal Idli gives 42 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 33 calories, proteins account for 8 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 0.9 calories.  One Rice and Moong Dal Idli provides about 2 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Rice and Moong Dal Idli recipeRice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular South Indian snack.

Is Rice and Moong Dal Idli healthy? 

No, this is not healthy. Made from rice, green moong dal, carrots, spring onions and spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Moong Dal ( Green Moong Dal ) : Moong dal is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Moong Dal is heart and diabetes friendly. Moong Dal or Split Green Gram are high in Fibre and 1 cup of cooked Moong dal gives 28.52% of your daily Fibre requirements. See here for 9 fabulous benefits of Moong Dal.

Carrots : Carrots have the nutrient Beta Carotene which is a form of Vitamin A, helps prevent deterioration of the eye as one gets older and prevents night blindness. Carrot is great for the eyes.They relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, have fibre and lower cholesterol. Read the 11 super benefiits of carrots and why to include in your daily diet.

What's the problem?

Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients,  diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Rice and Moong Dal Idli ?

No, this is not that healthy due to the usage of rice.

Can healthy individuals have Rice and Moong Dal Idli?

Yes, you can have a few idlis but remember there is rice used. 

What is a healthier option to Rice and Moong Dal Idli?

We suggest having barley idli which is made from ZERO rice. 

How to burn 42 calories that come from Rice and Moong Dal Idli?

Walking (6 kmph) = 13 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 4 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 6 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 7 mins

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

Value per idli% Daily Values
Energy52 cal3%
Protein2.8 g5%
Carbohydrates9.9 g3%
Fiber0.9 g4%
Fat0.2 g0%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A4.6 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)14.2 mcg7%
Calcium10.7 mg2%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium17 mg5%
Phosphorus48.1 mg8%
Sodium3.5 mg0%
Potassium107.8 mg2%
Zinc0.4 mg4%
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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