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Here’s How Many Calories These 10 Indian Snacks Contain

Snacking between your meals not only keeps your hunger at bay but also prevents you from overeating. When one thinks of Indian snacks, one imagines hot samosas, onion kachoris, and gol gappe. But do you know how many calories these snacks contain? Here we give you some much needed info on popular Indian snacks and their calories content. Bear in mind that the average person needs about 2000 calories a day for regular functioning and around 1500 if they want to lose weight.

1. Samosa


Samosa in a tray, Credits: Pixabay

Samosa is a traditional Indian recipe consumed as an evening snack along with tea. It is a crisp, deep-fried or baked snack made with a flour casing, and a savoury filling of spiced potatoes, coriander cheese, noodles, or peas.

Calorie count: 1 pc of traditional deep-fried samosa has around 250-300 calories. Well! If you are diet conscious then be prepared to run for 30 minutes after eating just one piece of samosa.

2. Chivda


Fried Chivda, Credits: Pixabay

Chivda is a popular Maharashtrian snack which can be eaten at any time during the day. It is made from Deep-frying thin poha or flattened rice, dried peanuts, chickpea, dry fruits, lentils and a host of other traditional ingredients.

Calorie count: A small bowl of chivda contains around 200 calories. To burn this 200 calories you may require 20 minutes of exercise.

3. Murukku/ Chakli

Murukku/ Chakli

Coiled Murukku/chakli, Credits: Pixabay

Murukku or chakli is a popular snack often eaten along with evening tea. Made from urad dal, rice flour and a host of other spices this crispy snack can be found in many Indian households. These are given a shape of circular coils and are deep-fried until golden brown in colour which makes them crispy.

Calorie Count: 100 grams of murukku can provide you with around 300-350 calories, to burn these calories you have to walk for around 30 minutes.

4. Pakoras


Pokoras in a plate, Credits: Credits: pixabay

Pakoras are popular Indian snacks made by deep-frying a variety of vegetables which include onions, spinach, potatoes, cauliflower, green chillies, in a mixture of garlic, gram flour and salt. Pokora’s are served along with tomato sauce or spicy coriander chutney.

Calorie count: 1 pc of standard pakora has around 70-80 calories which may increase depending upon the size of a pakora. So, if you are eating 4 pieces of pakora you have gained around 280-320 calories.

5. Masala Vada

Masala vada

Masala vada, Credits: Pixabay

Masala vada is a deep-fried cookie-shaped dumpling prepared from a mixture containing chana dal, curry leaves, ginger and green chillies. It is served with coconut chutney or sambar.

Calorie count: 1 pc of masala vada contains 100 calories. But, you can’t eat just one piece of Masala vada, so keep a track on your calories.

6. Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki

Aloo tikki garnished with coriander, Credits: Pixabay

Aloo Tikki is a popular street food in India loved by every age. The main ingredient of this recipe includes mashed potatoes along with channa dal, coriander, salt, garam masala and a host of other spices. The mixture is then hand-pressed and made into a cookie shape which is deep-fried with some bread crumbs applied over it.

Calorie count: 1 pc of aloo Tikki is loaded with around 275 calories.

7. Papri chaat

Papri chaat

Papri chaat, Credits: Pixabay

Papri chaat is crispy flat puris prepared using white flour and salt and then deeply-fried. This bread/puri is then topped with various toppings such as chickpea, coriander, green chillies, onions, tomatoes, curd, pomegranates and a mixture of mashed potatoes. It is served along with the spicy and sweet sauce.

Calorie count: 1 plate of papri chaat (6 pcs) has 712 calories . Yes, that’s 712 calories!

8. Kachori

Kachori in a plate

Kachoris, Credits: Pixabay

Kachori is a spicy Indian snack which became popular even before samosa got famous. Kachori is made from whole wheat flour which is kneaded and stuffed with various ingredients like spiced potatoes, spiced lentils or onions. Then the bread is made into cookie shape which is deep-fried to make it crispy.

Calorie: One piece of Aloo kachori contains around 200- 250 calories.

9. Aloo Chat

Aloo chaat

Aloo chaat, Credits: Pixabay

Aloo chaat is easy to make a delicious snack which is popular around the streets of North India. It is made from fried potato cubes that are tossed in spicy & sweet chutneys and then topped with curd or pomegranate arils, coriander and mint leaves.

Calories:  370 calories for 1 serving of Crispy Aloo Chaat.

10. Vada Pav

vada pav

Wada Pav with fried chilli and chutney, Credits: Pixabay

A deep-fried spiced potato dumpling placed between the sliced bun served with fried chillies and green sauce is one of the tastiest snacks found on the streets of Mumbai in India.

Calories: One serving of Vada Pav gives 197 calories.

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