How Many Calories Are There In an Idli & What Are Its Health Benefits?
Idli is the most popular Indian homemade food which is mostly consumed in breakfast. The batter of Idli contains white rice that is cooked, black lentils and salt. The steaming process makes the Idli nutritious and part of a healthy Indian food. To enhance the fiber content, use Brown rice or Oats instead of White Rice. Semolina Idli is another healthy version of Idli. One idli is one serving which weighs about 0.75 ounce. Idli is easy to cook and low on calorie content.
Each idli has around 40 calories. Idlis contain minimal amount of fat, no saturated fat and no cholesterol. Consuming less than 15 gm of saturated fat and 300 mg of cholesterol lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. A single idli contains 2 gm of protein, 2 gm fiber and 8 gm of carbohydrates. It also has minerals & vitamins namely 1 mg of iron, traces of calcium, folate, potassium and vitamin A. Iron keeps the blood oxygenated.
|Idli||Calories in 1 pc||Fat|
|White Rice Idli||40||0.19||1.91||1.5||7.89|
|Brown Rice Idli||62||0.4||1.6||0.6||12.8|
Idli is consumed with sambhar which is a popular Indian homemade supplementation combined with cereals. It is tasty, spicy and low on calories which makes it a 10/10. Sambhar is a vegetarian Indian recipe made of pulses, yellow split pulses, lots of spices such as cumin, turmeric, curry leaves and several vegetables. It is a complete dish. The lentils provide protein and the veggies are the source of fiber. Idli Sambhar is the most common breakfast in many South Indian households.