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Eating Out – Calorie Count Of Your Favourite South Indian Dishes

Not every South Indian delicacy is low in calories

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If you are on a weight loss regime but can’t avoid eating out, South Indian food is one of the healthy options that you can choose from. Ordering an idli or dosa seems just right – it’s fermented food and seems to be low calorie. However, not every South Indian delicacy is low in calories. You obviously cannot order a dosa laden with butter and cheese and count it as a healthy meal. To make eating out and ordering healthy South Indian food easy, we share with you the calorie counts of the popular dishes. You can keep this handy, the next time you are at your office cafeteria or the street side dosa vendor and confused about ordering.Β 

  • 1 plain idli – 51 calories
  • 1 medu vada – 103 calories
  • 1 katori upma – 247 calories
  • 1 plain dosa – 120 calories
  • 1 neer dosa – 105 calories
  • 1 rava dosa – 126.7 calories
  • 1 masala dosa – 415 calories
  • 1 Mysore sada butter dosa – 141.1 calories
  • 1 Mysore masala dosa – 191.1 calories
  • 1 Chinese dosa – 229.1 calories
  • 1 Cheese dosa – 412.8 calories
  • 1 Vegetable uttapam – 250 calories
  • 1 tbsp coconut chutney – 44 calories
  • 1 bowl sambar – 121 calories
  • 1 bowl rasam – 118 calories
  • 1 bowl Avial – 136 calories
  • 1 bowl Puliyogare – 261 calories
  • 1 bowl rice payasam – 277 calories

If you are a on a South Indian diet plan, you can use the information shared here to chalk out a low-calorie diet plan. Just ensure that you incorporate some salad, fruits and lots of water in your diet. Ideally, you should consume 1100-1300 calories per day along with an hour of physical activity or workout if you wish to lose weight. Keep dinners light – sambar or rasam can be the appropriate options for it.Β 

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