Calories in Indian snacks


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Calories in Indian snacks

ndia is a land of diverse languages, dialect, culture and food. Visit any Indian household and you won't be able to leave without being served a traditional variety of snacks.

Often branded as junk food, today we are going to give you a low-down on a few top Indian snacks and their nutritional information. Fasten your seat belts because these snacks and appetizers could be making you stray pretty far from your healthy diet and fitness plans!


A traditional Indian samosa is a crisp, deep fried snack made with a flour casing, and a filling of a spicy mixture with mashed potatoes, coriander powder, salt and red chilli powder. The only healthy way to eat samosas is to have them with healthy chicken or vegetable based flavourings
and yes, steaming or baking instead of frying (but of course, where's the fun in that!

Calorie information :

1 pc of traditional deep fried samosa has 252 calories.

Dhokla .

Dhokla, a traditional Gujarati delicacy, is prepared by mixing grounded and soaked chickpeas flour. They are steamed and therefore healthy, unless they're fried. However, be careful when you are giving en extra tadka of oil, mustard seed and a whole lot of other spices to them.

Calorie information:

1 pc of dhokla has 150 calories.


Chivda is a typical Mumbai mixture and is a popular snack eaten at any time of the day. It is basically a mixture of dried peanuts, puffed rice, chickpea deep fried noodles, lentil and a host of other traditional ingredients.

The only healthy way to eat chivda is to prepare a stir fried variety of it at home rather than opting for a packaged, fried one.

Calorie information:

Handful of chivda has 201 calories.


Popularly known as chakli, murukku is a crispy snack eaten with evening tea in many Indian households. Urad dal is mixed with rice flour and a host of other spices. They are circular coils, which are deep fried until golden brown in colour.

Calorie information:

1 pc of chakli has 150 calories.


Pakoras are made by deep frying your preferred variety of vegetables - such as onions, cauliflower, cottage cheese, spinach, green chillies, tomatoes- in a mixture of garlic, besan and salt. It is served along with a sweet and spicy dip.

The healthy way to have pakoras is to either bake them or grill them.

Calorie information:

1 pc of standard pakora has 76 calories. Calories may increase depending upon the size of a pakora.

Masala vada.

Served along with sambhar and coconut chutney, masala vada is a medium sized cookie shaped deep fried dumpling prepared with a mixture of channa dal, curry leaves, ginger and green chillies.

A healthy way to prepare masala vadas is to steam or bake them.

Calorie information:

1 pc of masala vada has 100 calories.

Aloo Tikki.

This popular street food snack is made with a mixture of channa dal, mashed potatoes, coriander, salt, garam masala and a host of other spices. This mixture is then hand pressed into a flat ball and deep fried.

A healthy way to have aloo tikkis is to bake them.

Calorie information:

1 pc of aloo tikki has 275 calories.

Paapri chaat.

Paapri chaat is prepared by flat circular deep fried bread using white flour and salt. This bread is then topped with various spices such as channa, coriander, green chillies, onions, tomatoes and mainly includes a mixture of mashed potatoes. It is served along with spicy and sweet sauce.

Calorie information:

1 plate of paapri chaat has 712 calories (6 pcs).
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Commander's of Penmai
Apr 4, 2011
Calories in Indian snacks.....nice information...

thanks 4 sharing Viji sister.....
Nov 25, 2011
yes, there are so many snacks that leads to fatness....
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