Ragda patties is one of the most popular street snacks in major cities such as Mumbai, and for good reason, as it is economical, packs in a lot of flavour, and is quickly prepared. But as you know that street food isn't the healthiest food choice and in today's know-your-calories blog.
Potato cutlet fried to achieve a crispy outer layer, chickpeas, sweet and spicy chutney, and topped with sev, this dish packs in a lot of calories to say the least.
A quick glance at the nutritional information of this dish will show you that each serving of 2 cutlets contains a whopping 54 grams of carbohydrates or 216 Kcal. Most of these carbohydrates come from potatoes, while some of them come from chickpeas, sev, and 9 grams in the form of added sugar. Carbohydrates per se aren't bad for you, but 54 grams of carbohydrates per plate is a bit too much when you take a look at the rest of the macronutrients.
Fats being the most caloric-dense food accounts for 9.1 grams or 81.9 Kcal per plate. While this may not seem like a lot, do keep in mind that most, if not all of the fats come from refined vegetable or palm oil that's used to fry the potato patties.
The trend with unhealthy or street foods and low protein content continues, with each serving of ragda patties containing a mere 8.3 grams of protein or 33.2 Kcal per plate. What also needs to be taken into consideration is that it is an incomplete protein ie. it lacks all 9 essential amino acids.
While each plate may contain 332 calories, and may not seem all that high when compared to some of the dishes that we have covered, do keep in mind that if you are looking to lose weight, you need to be in a caloric deficit, and 332 calories can easily put you off track.
So there you go, another popular snack covered by us at HYP. Do keep following us for more health, nutrition, and fitness tips.