Nutritional Facts of Til Chikki, Calories in Til Chikki

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one piece Til Chikki have?

One piece Til Chikki gives 54 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 24 calories, proteins account for 4 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 26 calories.  One piece Til Chikki provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Til Chikki recipetil gur ki chikki | 3 ingredient til ki chikki | how to make til chikki at home | with 15 amazing images.

Til chikki is a traditional recipe of India made during the festival of Makar Sankranti (kite flying festival). Making this til gur ki chikki is definitely an art which needs precision. Learn how to make til chikki at home in a step-by-step manner.

To make 3 ingredient til ki chikki, you need to dry roast the sesame seeds and then melt ghee and jaggery well. To this melted ghee-jaggery mixture, add the roasted til and mix well. Spread the mixture on a greased thali and with the help of a greased rolling pin roll it thinly or thickly as you like. Cut into pieces and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, remove the pieces and serve.

This til chikki is a nutritious treat for to-be moms, as the winning combo of sesame seeds and jaggery gives a good boost of iron, which is required to maintain healthy haemoglobin levels. A good amount of iron in the body ensures a proper supply of oxygen and nutrients to the baby. Pop a Til Chikki into your mouth whenever you feel nauseous, and you are sure to feel better instantly.

It’s a tradition to make this til gur ki chikki during Sankrant festival. When making this chikki, follow the procedure exactly, as it is important to cook the jaggery to the right stage for a perfect outcome. Often til laddus are also made during this festival.

Alo try other chikkis like Cashew ChikkiMixed Til ChikkiOats and Walnut Chikki and Kurmura Chikki.

Mixed Til Chikki

Mixed Til Chikki

Is Til Chikki healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Sesame Seeds (Til) : These tiny white seeds are indeed a good source of protein. Half of daily requirement of calcium is fulfilled by consuming ½ cup of sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a storehouse of ironfolic acid and help to prevent iron deficiency  anaemia and boost your energy. The lignans, a type of polyphenol, present in seed does wonders to naturally reduce cholesterol levels. See detailed benefits of sesame seeds.

Ghee : Other than calories and fats, the only nutrients that ghee is rich in are the vitamins – all of which are fat-soluble. All the 3 vitamins (Vitamin AVitamin E and Vitamin K) are antioxidants which have a role in removing free radicals from the body and protecting our cell as well as help in maintaining skin health and glow. Ghee is an excellent, high-quality selection medium of cooking because of its high smoke point. As compared to most oils and butter, ghee can handle a smoke point of 230°C, 450°F, thus its less prone to oxidant and destruction of nutrients. Yes, ghee does contain cholesterol, but some amount of cholesterol is needed by the body. Cholesterol has some functions to play too. It is necessary for hormone production, brain function, cell health and lubricating the joints. It is, in reality, a high quality fat for the body and brain. Ghee is loaded with fats but that’s medium chain fatty acids (MCT) which aid in weight loss. Ghee is healthy for daibetics in small amounts. Learn to easily make your ghee at home which is free of preservatives. See benefits of ghee

What's the problem?

Jaggery (Gur) : When compared to sugar, which provides only empty calories, jaggery is considered to be a superior natural sweetener. Sugar is definitely one of the causes of many chronic diseases, but jaggery too needs to be consumed in moderate amounts. What you would consume is just about a tbsp (18 g) or a tsp (6 g). While those with heart diseases and weight loss can have a dessert made with this quantity of jaggery occasionally as an option to refined sugar, but diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly. Read is jaggery healthy for complete details.

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Til Chikki?

No for diabetics due to jaggery. Yes for heart patients and weight loss but in very limited quantity. While those with heart diseases and weight loss can have a dessert made with this quantity of jaggery occasionally as an option to refined sugar, but diabetics need to avoid this sweetener too as it can spike blood sugar levels instantly.

Can healthy individuals have Til Chikki?

Yes, but a few pieces only. 

One piece Til Chikki is high in

1. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

2. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

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 54 calories that come from one piece Til Chikki?

Walking (6 kmph) = 16 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 5 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 7 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 9 mins

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

Value per piece% Daily Values
Energy54 cal3%
Protein1 g2%
Carbohydrates5.9 g2%
Fiber0.9 g4%
Fat2.9 g4%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A7.9 mcg0%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.5 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium58.6 mg10%
Iron0.6 mg3%
Magnesium19.7 mg6%
Phosphorus33.9 mg6%
Sodium0.6 mg0%
Potassium26.3 mg1%
Zinc0.7 mg7%
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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