How many calories is your roti and a video to make the perfect roti

No matter how you make your roti, here's how to calculate the calories in one roti!

While calorific values of general food stuffs is readily found on the internet, roti or Indian bread is a tough one to estimate, because no two people make rotis of the same size or thickness. Some may add oil to bind the dough, some like to coat fresh rotis with a layer of melted ghee to keep them soft.

How many calories is your roti and a video to make the perfect roti

This is how I make rotis in everyday cooking -

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta) [the standard baking cups
  • water to make dough
  • 1 tsp oil in the end to knead dough till smooth and non-sticky

Using this dough, I make 8 phulkas.

How to calculate calories in 1 roti

Use measuring cups used for baking.

100 grams whole wheat flour (Aashirvaad brand) 363 calories

1 baking cup holds 120 grams whole wheat flour - 400 calories

1 tsp oil is 40 calories

440/8 gives 55 calories per each roti

  • How can you calculate for your homemade roti?
    Always measure out flour using baking measuring cups and note the oil used in teaspoons.
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour = 400 calories
  • Add 40 calories for every teaspoon of oil or ghee used.
  • calories per roti or paratha will be: calories in flour + calories from oil / ghee DIVIDED by no. of rotis or parathas.

    The same calculation applies to parathas or naan, where the number obtained from one cup of flour will be much less, also more fat used in their preparation making them high calorie.

Watch my video on how to make the perfect phulka roti:


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