Nutritional Facts of Urad Dal and Onion Pakodas, Calories in Urad Dal and Onion Pakodas

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda have?

One serving of Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda gives 309 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 147 calories, proteins account for 52 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 110 calorie.  One serving of Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda provides about 15 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda recipe. Urad batter is generally associated with the South Indian vada, but here we have made pakodas with urad dal and it tastes absolutely awesome.

Onions impart a delectable crunch to the pakodas while a gamut of common but interesting additions like ginger, green chillies, coriander and spices give the fritters a mouth-watering flavour.

Is Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda healthy?

No, this is not healthy.

What's the problem?

Deep fried foods : This pakoda 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 Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda  ?

No. This is deep fried food and does not fit with healthy living. 

Can healthy individuals have Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda ?

Avoid deep fried food if you want to be healthy. You can have Baked methi muthia recipe,  Zunka recipemoong dal dhokla recipe or bajra carrot onion uttapam recipe as one healthy recipe option. 

Baked Methi Muthias
Baked Methi Muthias

Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda is high in

1. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. 

2. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

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

4. 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.

5. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.

6. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

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 309 calories that come from one serving of Urad Dal and Onion Pakoda?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 33 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 31 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 41 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 53 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy309 cal15%
Protein13.1 g24%
Carbohydrates36.8 g12%
Fiber6.5 g26%
Fat12.1 g18%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A176.2 mcg4%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.3 mg11%
Vitamin C4.8 mg12%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)71.4 mcg36%
Calcium90.9 mg15%
Iron2.2 mg10%
Magnesium77.4 mg22%
Phosphorus216.7 mg36%
Sodium22 mg1%
Potassium446.3 mg9%
Zinc1.7 mg17%
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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