Do you know the average calories in chole? Here are its nutrition facts and lunch meal plan  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
The recommended amount of calorie intake for lunch lies between 500 to 700 calories
Chole bhature is a popular Indian dish that also goes by the name chane bhature
Here is what you need to know about the calorie count of this popular Indian dish
New Delhi: Originated in India, a classic dish of chole is a spicy chickpea curry dish usually served with bhature or rice. There are different combinations available that can go well with chole. Some popular combinations include chole bhature, chole pav and chole puri. Because the main ingredient of this dish is the chickpea, this dish is rich in protein. A combination of several Indian spices make it an interesting blend of flavours and offer several health benefits such as improved digestive tract and reduced inflammation. Here is some more information on the same, including its calorie count and nutrition facts.
Calories present in a simple chole dish
A simple dish of chole having its main ingredients like chickpeas, vegetables and oil contains about 130 calories. The amount served is 100 g.
How much are 130 calories?
Buring 130 calories would not require a lot of effort. Here is what you can do about it:
Cycling for 20 minutes.
Running for 10 minutes.
Nutrition facts of a simple chole dish
Here is how you can make a simple chole dish healthier
Refrain from using an unnecessary amount of oil as it can increase the calorie content of the dish.
Add as many vegetables to include fibre to your dish.
Make sure you wash the chickpeas properly before you cook them to get rid of impurities.
Average calories in a chole bhature meal
If you are looking for a lunch meal idea, you can go for a classic meal of chole bhature. The average calories present in the meal depends largely on the quantity of each item in the plate. However, 100 g of chole would contain about 130 calories and 2 pieces of bhature (170 g) would contain about 460 calories. This would make up for an average of 590 calories.
Chickpeas are laden with protein ad dietary fibres. They are gluten-free and easily available. Furthermore, a chole meal would also promote weight loss as chole have low-fat content. They also possess significant satiety value that can prevent you from overeating while making you feel full.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
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