Let’s Talk Calories

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Let’s Talk Calories

On an average I hear the word calorie from about 2 people everyday. Discussions, blogs and questions about calories in food are the in thing. Quite a biggie eh? Well I thought let me clear a few doubts about what food contains how many calories and what foods contain no calories. That got your attention didn’t it? Well read on. I have compiled a list of some regularly eaten Indian foods and snacks, which i will keep on updating on a daily basis.

1 average sized chapatti with ghee- 105 calories

1 average sized chapatti without ghee- 90 calories

1 slice bread (white or brown)-100 calories

1 slice bread with 1 teaspoon butter- 145 calories

1 slice bread with 1 teaspoon jam- 136 calories

1serving rice- 100 calories

1 serving pulao- 180 calories

2 poories (medium sized)- 110 calories

1 parantha- 200 calories

1 serving( katori) dal (any)- 125 calories

1 katori mixed veggies- 125 calories

1 katori curd( full cream milk)- 140 calories

1 katori curd( skimmed milk)- 55 calories

1 homemade dosa- 120 calories

1 masala dosa (dine out)- 350 calories

2Β  small idlis- 100 calories

2 vadas- 195 calories

1 boiled egg- 85 calories

1 omellete( 2 eggs)- 280 calories

1 katori poha- 150 calories

1 katori upma- 180 calories

1 katori chicken curry- 280 calories

1 piece roasted chicken-125 calories

1 piece grilled fish- 70 calories

2 pieces glucose biscuits- 70 calories

2 marie biscuits- 26 calories

2 cream cracker biscuits- 60 calories

2 chocolate biscuits- 150 calories

2 pieces dhokla- 81 calories

4 pieces khandvi- 128 calories

1 plate bhelpuri- 250 calories

1 plate Β papri chaat-Β 420 calories

1 plate aloo chaat- 450 calories

4 pieces golgappe- 110 calories

6 pieces steamed momos( veg)-280 calories

6 pieces steamed momos( non veg)- 400 calories

2 pieces spring rolls- 180 calories

1 bowl noodles( veg)- 220 calories

1 slice veg pizza- 293 calories

1 small bowl veg pasta in white sauce- 236 calories

1 small bowl chicken pasta in white sauce- 348 calories

1small bowl veg pasta in tomato sauce- 180 calories

1 small bowl chicken pasta in tomato sauce- 278 calories

2 slices garlic bread- 120 calories

2 slices garlic bread with cheese- 240 calories

So here are some common Indian foods and their calories. And what I said earlier about no calories- well that is glug glug glug, yep water. Nothing makes you lose weight better than water. 2-3 teaspoons of curd added to it or a dash of lime will hardly add any calories. So start talking calories, losing weight is all about how you steer them around.

My name is Richa Bhatnagar and I am a dietician by profession. I have my own practice in India. I consult all those eager to get healthy and fit. The Chinese call it Zen, the soul, where you belong. I would say for me it's helping others to get healthy. Dedication and knowledge are the two tools I go by. I hope my blog clears out doubts, raises questions, and gives out helpful information.

Comments: 29

  • deedee
    January 14, 2009

    hey! nice info! thanks.. m actually also tryng to find complete nutritional facts for hommade dhokla, not those on the packets.. n it wud really help if the amounts on pkts is translated to pieces.. na???
    thanks n e wez!

  • Dr.Navjot Kaur
    March 4, 2009

    This was a very nice and useful information.Thank u very much.

  • Sujo Johny
    July 30, 2009

    Details shared about are really nice. Thanks !

  • Momo Guy
    December 9, 2009

    Thanks a lot sir, it helped me a lot..It would be nice if you try to include more items in list.Still u have done a v nice job…

    Thanks

      • Supreet
        June 3, 2011

        thanks so much for the info, but i am now feeling bad about the calorie intake we have in our daily diet πŸ™
        thanks again

  • yeshwanth
    December 16, 2009

    hey this is very helpfull information.thank u very much…….

  • Tapa
    July 26, 2010

    Thank-you for this information…it is good to get the calorie information about complete meals, instead of having to calculate the calorie total from individual ingredients.

  • Nona
    July 29, 2010

    We’re talking in food calories right? Because a single real calorie is a really small unit, so when you say 280cal you mean 280Kcal right?

  • Deepika
    November 17, 2010

    Its so amazing research. God! I take so many calories per day, no doubt i weigh so much πŸ™

  • asha
    January 7, 2012

    how many calories r there in atukulu??

  • leela
    May 2, 2012

    Dear Aloo fries: thanx a ton for the amazing exhaustive list that u have put up – reallly apppreciate it

    3 cheers

  • Rekha Mangipudi
    May 5, 2012

    Could you please specify the serving size where it just says “1 serving”, like rice?

  • Mahesh Gole
    June 27, 2012

    Dear,

    This is very use ful information , please advice what is low cal break fast items.

  • Barsha Rai
    August 23, 2012

    this is one of the greatest site…i was exactly looking for it….thanks alot..reallly great job!!!keep it up…

  • Barsha Rai
    August 23, 2012

    hey i just wanna know that how many calories are there in half plate of chowmin?

  • Precious
    September 19, 2013

    Hi thanks for info, pls suggest calories for a cup of oats..

  • shwetadem
    April 1, 2014

    Wt is the source of this information. Hw accurate is it

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