Calories in Sada Dosa

Plain Dosa

Dosa is quintessential and staple diet of south India. SadaDosa and its varients have become popular all over India and gaining recognition all over the world, especially where there is a large Indian diaspora. The main reason for dosa’s popularity is its health benefits. It is consumable by diabetics and convalescing people, even by weight watchers because calories in dosa home made are lower than calories in dosasambhar from restaurants.

Dosa is a type of pancake made from parboiled rice and black gram. These are soaked for a few hours, ground to a batter and fermented overnight. Fermentation causes the breakdown of proteins and minerals making them easily absorbable to utilise the nutrition.

Dosas are easy to digest. This makes them the ideal food preparation for people with diabetes, weight loss seekers, and ailing and/or convalescing people.

Check with your diabetologist on sada dosa calories and calories in dosa sambhar


Calories 168
Total Fat 3.7g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 94mg
Potassium 76mg
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fiber 0.9g
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 3.9g

Vitamins in Sada Dosa

Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Dosas can be eaten with potato curry and various types of chutneys although the most popular accompaniment is coconut chutney, and sambar.


 Serving Size: 1 cup (253g)

Calories from Fat 6
Calories 130
Total Fat 0.7g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 202mg
Potassium 527mg
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 7.3g
Sugars 9.1g
Protein 7.1g

Vitamins in 1 cup sambar (% Daily Values*)

Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet


Serving Size: 1 (0.6g)

Calories from Fat 0.7
Calories 1
Total Fat 0.1g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2.5mg
Potassium 1.9mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

Vitamins in Coconut Chutney (% Daily Values*)

Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sada Dosas calories are low and high on nutrition. These calories can be further reduced by making sadadosas without using oil-these are called steamed dosas. Great for diabetics, weight watchers and people of all age groups.