Nutritional Facts of Toovar Methi Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe), Calories in Toovar Methi Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Toovar Methi Na Dhokla have?

One  serving ( 4 pieces, 35 grams per dhokla) of Toovar Methi Na Dhokla gives 209 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 97.2 calories, proteins account for 37.6 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 73.8 calories.  One  serving of  Toovar Methi Na Dhokla provides about 10 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

209 calories for 1 serving of Toovar Methi Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe), Cholesterol 1.2 mg, Carbohydrates 24.3g, Protein 9.4g, Fat 8.2g. 

See toovar methi na dhokla recipe | tuvar dal dhokla | healthy Gujarati arhar fenugreek leaves dhokla |


toovar methi na dhokla is a healthy Gujarati farsan with no fermentation required. Learn to make tuvar dal dhokla. 

Toovar methi na dhokla looks so smart that it literally lures the diners to try it! and, once they try it, they just cannot stop with one because it is so tasty. 

The liberal use of chillies makes it appealing to spice lovers, while the goodness of toovar dal and methi makes tuvar dal dhokla a must to the health-conscious as well. 

However, don’t underestimate this toovar methi na dhokla recipe—does needs a bit of practice to perfect it!

Toor dal is rich in proteins, the building block of good health. High in fiberdiabetic and heart friendly. So go ahead and enjoy tuvar dal dhokla without any guilt.

Is Toovar Methi Na Dhokla healthy?

Yes, this is healthy for some and not for others. Made from toovar dal, methi, curds, green chillies, coconut oil and spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Toor Dal (tuvar dal, arhar dal, toovar dal) : Toor dal is rich in proteins, the building block of good health. High in fiberdiabetic and heart friendly. Being an excellent source of folic acid, pregnant women must include toor dal in their daily diet. Being an excellent source of fibre it helps in preventing and relieving gastric problems like constipation. See detailed benefits of toor dal

Methi (fenugreek leaves) : Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. Rich in Vitamin K which is good for bone metabolism. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 

Curd + Low fat Curds, hung curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. Curd is one of the richest sources of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Note that one cup curds gives half cup hung curds. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Coconut Oil : Coconut oil is a medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s).  Unlike other fats, they go directly from the gut to the liver. From here, they are then used as a source of energy. As the calories in MCT’s are used straight away, they are less likely to be stored as fats in the body. MCT's have shown to improve your brain and memory function, they also give a boost to your energy levels and improve your endurance.  The MCT in Coconut oil reduces the LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) while increasing the count of HDL cholesterol, maintaining normal blood pressure and good for diabetics. See detailed benefits of coconut oil

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Toovar Methi Na Dhokla ?

Yes, but cut the amount of oil used by half. We suggest you use coconut oil only and not a processed oi.

Can healthy individuals have Toovar Methi Na Dhokla?

Yes. This is healthy. 

What is a healthy chutney to have?

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander or green chutney recipe.  Coconut based options are healthy coconut chutney made from coconut and coriander and coconut coriander green chutney for idlis dosa uttapam vada.

Green Chutney, How To Make Green Chutney Recipe

Green Chutney, How To Make Green Chutney Recipe

Toovar Methi Na Dhokla are rich in below macronutrients, vitamins and minerals given in descending order (highest to lowest). 

1. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy. 23% of RDA.

2. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones.  22% of RDA.

3.  Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 20% of RDA.

4. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body.  17% of RDA.

5. 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. 17% of RDA

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 209 calories that come from one serving of Toovar Methi Na Dhokla?

Walking (6 kmph) = 2 hrs 38 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 53 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 1 hr 10 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 1 hr 30 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy209 cal10%
Protein9.4 g17%
Carbohydrates24.3 g8%
Fiber4.2 g17%
Fat8.2 g12%
Cholesterol0.6 mg0%
Vitamin A202.5 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.2 mg10%
Vitamin C3.6 mg9%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)45.8 mcg23%
Calcium52.4 mg9%
Iron1.4 mg7%
Magnesium45.1 mg13%
Phosphorus132.1 mg22%
Sodium15.5 mg1%
Potassium444 mg9%
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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