Nutritional Facts of Methi Moong Dal Dhokla

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How many calories does one piece of Methi Moong Dal Dhokla have?

One  piece of Methi Moong Dal Dhokla gives 59 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 34 calories, proteins account for 14 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 11 calories.  One  Methi Moong Dal Dhokla provides about 3 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view Methi Moong Dal Dhokla recipe. Methi Moong Dal Dhokla, are generally healthy, no doubt, but this is an even more nutritious version, as the dal is used with the skin and a leafy vegetable is also added. Besan is added to bind the ingredients. Moong dal is rich in proteins, folic acid etc. making this a nutri-scrumptious delight! You can also indulge your creative side and experiment by adding palak in place of methi, or other such combinations. That said, remember to ensure proper consistency of the batter – if you add too much water while grinding, the Dhokla will neither be firm nor cooked properly.

Is Methi Moong Dal Dhokla healthy?

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

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Methi leaves (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. 

2. Moong Dal ( Green Moong Dal ) : Moong dal or green 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 and is pregnancy friendly. Being rich in Antioxidants like Flavonoids, mung reduces the damage done by free radicals to the blood vessels and lowers inflammation. 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.

3. Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Methi Moong Dal Dhokla?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss BUT use a bit less oil. Methi leaves are low in caloriepowerful antioxidant and cures mouth ulcers. Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. 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.

Healthy Chutney to have with Dhokla

Have this with nutritious green chutney recipe which has ZERO sugar used in it made with mint leaves, onions and coriander, lehsun ka chutneygreen garlic chutney 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.

Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney
Coconut Coriander Green Chutney for Dosa, Dosa Green Chutney

Can healthy individuals have Methi Moong Dal Dhokla?

Yes. 

How to burn 59 calories that come from one piece of Methi Moong Dal Dhokla?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         18  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =            6  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =           8  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         10  mins

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

Click here to view Methi Moong Dal Dhokla recipe
Value per per piece% Daily Values
Energy59 cal3%
Protein3.5 g6%
Carbohydrates8.6 g3%
Fiber1.3 g5%
Fat1.2 g2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A36.4 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0.5 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)19.9 mcg10%
MINERALS
Calcium14.5 mg2%
Iron0.6 mg3%
Magnesium18.2 mg5%
Phosphorus57.1 mg10%
Sodium4.8 mg0%
Potassium160.3 mg3%
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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