Protein Gunta Ponganalu (Protein Nuggets)

This is south indian traditional recipe which usually made with rice flour, we cannot have rice flour while we are doing low-carb & high protein/IP diet becuase of high carbs in rice. This recipe is made with majority of isolated proteins and very few carbs. This recipe as only 3g carbs per serving and Ideal Protein friendly. This can be taken for any meal towards protein portion. See here how we can make this protein ponganalu/nuggets.

Nutrition Facts

Number of Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 116
Total Fat IP Limit
Sodium IP Limit
Net Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 21g

* Calories are calculated by excluding IP required daily limit of Oil, vegetables & spices. This calorie values are not lab evaluated, with help of nutrition lables and google search we added all ingredients calories together.

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


Vital Wheat Gluten Flour - 13g
Unflavored Soy Protein Isolate - 11g
• Flax Seed Flour or Oat Fiber - 4g
• Green Chilli finely chopped - 1
• Cilantro/Coriander finely chopped - 1 Tbsp
• Green Onion - 2 stems
• Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
• Ginger finely chopped - 1/4 tsp
• Baking Soda - 1/8 tsp
• Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
• Olive/Grape Seed Oil - 1 tsp.

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  1. This recipe is for 2 servings. Get ready with all ingredients listed above, here we are using Vital Wheat Gluten Flour, Unflavored Soy Protein Isolate, Flax flour (Or you can use Oat fiber). Weigh them all dry ingredients as shown below.
  2. Add all flours together and add pinch of baking powder, lite salt (to the taste) and 1/4 tsp chilli powder.
  3. Now add finely chopped green chillis, green onions, coriander and 1/4 tsp Ginger garlic paste and 1/4 tsp finely chopped ginger then stitch on stove and put special pan as shown in next step. Now mix with water like dosa batter (Once water is mixed do not wait, immediately use it not even 10min).
  4. Once heated use 1 tsp oil and put a drop in each and then pour batter and keep the lid closed and cook then turn each and cook other side and then transfer to serving plate.
  5. Here is Protein Ponganalu (nuggets) is ready!!. This can be taken for any meal breakfast/snack/lunch/dinner. For lunch and dinner you need to take 2 cup vegetables also.