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Calories in Gujarati Food

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Based near London, U.K., Peter Mitchell has been a journalist and copywriter for over eight years. Credits include stories for "The Guardian" and the BBC. Mitchell is an experienced player and coach for basketball and soccer teams, and has written articles on nutrition, health and fitness. He has a First Class Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Bristol University.
Calories in Gujarati Food
Lentil dahl in a spoon. Photo Credit BhagwatiDevi/iStock/Getty Images

Gujarati cuisine originates from an area in west India called Gujurat. The food contains primarily of vegetables, which are typically low calorie. A single meal often consists of several smaller dishes served on a large metal tray called a thali.

Common Dishes

Some of the more popular main dishes include lentil dahl, which contains 209 calories per portion. Rice and beans, called khichdi, contains around 196 calories, according to the MyFood-a-pedia website. Dishes may also include stewed potato or eggplant.

Common Side Dishes

A portion of the flat bread roti contains around 60 calories. Kahdi, is a yogurt curd-based dish often used for dipping pakoras and other foods. A small bowl of kadhi contains 88 calories. Pickles may add around 25 calories.

Total Calories

A thali with several dishes and a roti may contain around 578 calories. However, larger thalis with more than 5 dishes can easily exceed that total. The many spices used in cooking contain almost no calories.

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