Calories in Chana Masala

Channa masala

You most likely had chana masala hundreds of times – with roti, phulka, poori, bhatura, or naan. And if you haven’t, then you have missed out on an orgy of flavors and the wholesomeness of a healthy curry.

Chana or chickpeas are full of fiber, high in vitamins and minerals, and have numerous health benefits. Including chickpeas in your diabetes diet plan is not only a good idea, it is having tasty, healthy food with a low glycemic index of 28 (chickpeas).

Benefits of chickpeas in diabetic diet

  • Chickpeas, with their high protein content, are a great source of plant-based protein for people with diabetes
  • With a low glycemic index, consumption of chickpeas leads to lower postprandial sugar levels when compared to other meals
  • With no fat and cholesterol, and high amounts of fiber, chickpeas are good for heart health and hence a must in a diabetic diet
  • Having low amounts of sodium and good amounts of potassium, chickpeas are helpful in reducing blood pressure
  • Containing numerous minerals and vitamins, chickpeas are great for bone health, reduce inflammation, and reduce the risk of cancer

Calories in chana masala (100 gm.)

Calories 109.74 Kcal
Protein 4.65 gm.
Fat 4.25 gm.
Saturated Fat 0.11 gm.
Carbohydrates 12.68 gm.
Fiber 5.34 gm.
Sodium 7.96 mg.
Calcium 38.29 mg.
Iron 1.78 mg.
Zinc 0.84 mg.
Potassium 309.46 mg.

Vitamins in chana masala (100 gm.)

Vitamin B2 0.06 mg.
Vitamin B6 0.12 mg.
Vitamin B9 52.55 μg.
Vitamin C 5.59 mg.
Vitamin D2 0.84 μg.
Carotenoids 289.14 μg.

Things to watch out for

  • Legumes like chickpeas are not easy to digest and so they can cause gastric discomfort
  • Due to its high potassium content, people taking beta blockers, or having kidney issues should consume chickpeas in moderation
  • Consult a diabetes doctor or a dietician to know how much chickpeas you can include in your daily diabetes diet plan.