Nutritional Facts of Vaal ki Usal, Maharashtrian Dalimbi Usal, Calories in Vaal ki Usal, Maharashtrian Dalimbi Usal

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How many calories does one serving of Vaal ki Usal have?

One serving of Vaal ki Usal gives 197 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 121 calories, proteins account for 40 calorie and remaining calories come from fat which is 36 calories.  One serving of Vaal ki Usal provides about 10 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

197 calories for 1 serving of Vaal ki Usal, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 30.5g, Protein 10.3g, Fat 4.1g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Vaal ki Usal.

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vaal ki usal recipe | dalimbi usal | Maharashtrian birda usal is a famous dish from the land of Maharashtra which is pepped up with a variety of Indian spices. Learn how to make dalimbi usal.

To make vaal ki usal, heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, curry leaves and ginger and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sprouted vaal, 2 cups of water, turmeric powder, chilli powder, kokum, jaggery, salt and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dal is cooked, while stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

A yummy sabzi always brings to mind a sumptuous treat oozing with butter, ghee or oil. But Maharashtrian birda usal is a tempting sabzi made with little oil in which the flavours are boosted with an interplay of jaggery and kokum to give a sweet and tangy taste.

Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron. Bear in mind that thisdalimbi usal has to be planned well in advance as the vaal needs to be soaked for 15 hours and sprouted for 24 hours.

Tips for vaal ki usal. 1. Serve Maharashtrian birda usal with jowar bhakri. 2. Serve vaal ki usal with rice. 3. You can add chilli powder instead of Malvani masala. 4. We have used Bedekar Malavani masala used.

Is Vaal ki Usal healthy?

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

Lets understand the ingredients of val usal.

What's good in this val usal recipes!

Vaal, field beans, butter beans : Vaal is a storehouse of protein and fibre. The duo of these nutrients makes you feel full for longer, helping cut unnecessary food intake and weight gain. The fibre also aids digestion and maintains digestive health. Beans also appear to have a blood sugar normalizing effect, and may be of benefit to diabetics. The zinc in this dal acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect against cancer and fatigue. They also abound in vitamin B1 which has a role to play in nerve functioning. Upon sprouting, they vitamins and minerals increase manifold.


Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

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.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Vaal ki Usal ?

Yes, they can. It is  good for heart, diabetics and weight loss but conditions apply. 

Vaal is a storehouse of protein and fibre. The duo of these nutrients makes you feel full for longer, helping cut unnecessary food intake and weight gain. The fibre also aids digestion and maintains digestive health. Beans also appear to have a blood sugar normalizing effect, and may be of benefit to diabetics.

What is the healthy accompaingment for Vall ki Usal ?

We suggest a bajra roti, jowar rotiradish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

Bajra Roti

Bajra Roti

Dalimbi Usal is rich in below macronutrients, vitamins and minerals given in descending order (highest to lowest). 

  1. Phosphorus Phosphorus works closely with calcium to build bones. 31% of RDA.
  2. 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. 32% of RDA.
  3. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium. % of RDA. magnesium rich Indian foods like leafy vegetables (palak, broccoli, kale), pulses ( rajma, chawli, moong ), nuts (walnuts, almonds) , cereals ( jowar, bajra, whole wheat flour, dalia). 27% of RDA.
  4. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 20% of RDA.
  5. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body. Have protein rich Indian foods like paneer, curd, Greek yoghurt, tofu, almonds, sprouts, chana, rajma, chick peas, quinoa, buckwheat ). 19% of RDA.

How to burn 200 calories that come from one serving of Vaal ki Usal?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1 hr 17 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 26 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 34 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 44 mins

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

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy195 cal10%
Protein10.3 g19%
Carbohydrates30.5 g10%
Fiber7.9 g32%
Fat4.1 g6%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A137.6 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.8 mg7%
Vitamin C3.9 mg10%
Vitamin E0.3 mg2%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)1.9 mcg1%
Calcium37.2 mg6%
Iron1.3 mg6%
Magnesium93.8 mg27%
Phosphorus185.9 mg31%
Sodium8.8 mg0%
Potassium723 mg15%
Zinc1.2 mg12%
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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